Diocese of Portsmouth

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Becket anniversaries 2020

During 2020, there are two significant anniversaries related to St Thomas a Becket - also known as St Thomas of Canterbury. Becket 2020 is the name being given to a programme of events around the UK to mark 850 years since Becket’s martyrdom and 800 years since his body was moved from the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral to a new shrine in the chancel. Find out more about the national picture here: www.becket2020.com

We’ll be marking those events with a series of pilgrimages and special services, especially at two of our churches that are dedicated to Thomas a Becket – Portsmouth Cathedral and St Thomas a Becket Church, Warblington.

Check this page for news and events about Becket 2020 as we go through the year.

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