This event is part of the St Thomas Cantilupe Celebrations which take place from October 2019 - October 2020.

At the heart of the Cantilupe story is a dispute between Canterbury and Hereford, with Cantilupe excommunicated over land rights in the diocese of Hereford. Cantilupe journeyed to Orvieto, where the Papal Court was the residing, to plead his case with Pope Martin IV. He received absolution and his body was returned to Hereford where many miracles were performed (over 450 - second only to 'the other Thomas' at Canterbury).

At this service, key participants will be the present Bishop of Hereford and Lord Williams of Oystermouth, with these two figures modelling the accord with which Canterbury and Hereford work today, in contrast to the 1282 dispute. Reconciliation is one of Archbishop Justin Welby's key themes. Local schools will also be participating in this service.

This event is free but ticketed. Application forms for tickets are available to collect from the cathedral office or download here.