Our work in support of Canterbury Cathedral, its worship life and programs, began in the mid-1990s. Under the leadership of the Revd Dr John C Harper, FOCCUS raised funds for the Canterbury’s new International Study Centre.
Now, in partnership with Canterbury’s energetic Dean, the Very Revd Dr Robert A Willis, The Revd Canon Matthew T. L. Corkern, Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, New Jersey, serves as Chair of FOCCUS. Our primary functions are to raise scholarship funds for seminarians and young clergy from all over the world who need financial aid to participate in the Cathedral scholars’ program and to support and promote Canterbury Cathedral throughout the United States.
FOCCUS sponsors seminars, concerts, dinners and fundraising events around the United States. A pilgrimage from France to Canterbury was a recent highlight. Such programs strengthen the connection of FOCCUS to Canterbury Cathedral.