News and Events
FOCCUS organizes events throughout the year to build up a strong Friends community and to share with each other their love for their Mother Church. FOCCUS events are listed below.
Periodic newsletters help keep our members informed of the work of the charity.
Dear Friends, I write as a longtime and enthusiastic board member of FOCCUS. I offer two perspectives on our mission together. First, the Very Reverend Dr. Robert A. Willis, Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, presented a series of eloquent reflections during a forum at Virginia Theological Seminary just a few weeks ago. Dean Willis spoke about […]
An Offering for the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in the United States led by The Reverend Canon Matthew Corkern Travel Dates: Friday 24 May – Monday 3 June 2019 This journey opens new avenues of exploration in the fields of art, architecture, music, literature and history – alongside our living faith. As we travel through […]
Please find attached the May 2018 appeal letter.
Art & Remembrance across Northern France and Belgium Travel Dates: 3 July – 13 July 2018 WORLD WAR I – fought between 1914 and 1918 – was a conflict on an epic scale and left an indelible mark on the collective memory of the countries forever changed in the course of history. This twelve-day pilgrimage […]
Please find attached the February 2018 issue of the FOCCUS newsletter.
A Scandinavian Pilgrimage led by The Reverend Canon Matthew Corkern Travel dates: 24 June – 8 July 2018 This pilgrimage traces the history, spirituality and cultural highlights of Norway, Denmark and Sweden. We visit three Scandinavian capitals, their cultural environs and each of their cathedral-seats at Trondheim, Roskilde and Uppsala. From royal personages to archbishops, […]
An English Pilgrimage co-led by The Bishop of Arizona and Canon Corkern Travel dates: 2 April – 12 April 2018 This is a pilgrimage co-led with Bishop Kirk Smith of Arizona and Dr. Christopher de Hamel (the Curator of the Augustine Gospels). We shall travel behind the scenes at the British Library and the museums/libraries […]
An American South Pilgrimage led by The Reverend Canon Matthew Corkern Travel dates: 28 January – 7 February 2018 Have you ever wondered what it was really like down South? This pilgrimage opens a door onto the American South to illustrate the ideas of Southern hospitality across the last three centuries in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama […]
Please find attached the November 2017 appeal letter.
Come join the 500th Anniversary Celebration in the places where it all began! Travel Dates: 19-29 October 2017 led by The Reverend Canon Matthew Corkern We will take a captivating journey across five centuries of Reformation through the heart of Germany. Together we will consider the deep impact of Martin Luther’s work, and gain appreciation […]