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Canterbury Cathedral is the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion

Cathedral to mark NHS’s 70th birthday

Canterbury Cathedral will today play its part in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Throughout today the health service will be “remembered” in its hourly prayers and at Evensong.

The Cathedral Bell Ringers will finish the day of celebration with a quarter peal, ringing out to the city, this evening from 6.15pm.

Services of commemoration will also be held at Westminster Abbey and York Minster 70 years to the day that minister of health Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS at a hospital in Manchester.

Tea parties and fund-raising events will also take place up and down the country.

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