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Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey & St Martin's Church are recognised as World Heritage Sites located in Canterbury, Kent, England. Collectively they are some of the oldest Christian buildings in the country.

Canterbury Cathedral, formally the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at Canterbury, is regarded as one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who serves as the leader of the Church of England, and the symbolic leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The cathedral traces its history to St. Augustine of Canterbury, who was the abbot of St. Andrew's Benedictine Abbey in Rome before being sent by Pope Gregory the Great in AD 597 on a missionary to the Anglo-Saxons.

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St Augustine's Abbey was the monastery founded by St Augustine upon his arrival in England in AD 597, at the permission of King Æthelberht, whose consort Queen Bertha has already converted to Christianity. The abbey dates back to the 11th century.

St Martin's Church in Canterbury holds the distinction of being the oldest parish church in continuous use in England. It was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent in the 6th century before the arrival of St Augustine from Rome. Discoveries helped strengthen the belief that this church has been in used since the 6th century, with modifications and additions carried out in the 7th or 8th century.

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photo licensing Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey & St Martin's Church was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 12th session of the World Heritage Committee in Brasilia, Brazil, on 5 - 9 December, 1988.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 51 16 48 E 1 4 60 in Kent, England
Inscription Year: 1988
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, VI

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