Becket & Trinity Sunday

Canterbury Cathedral

Today Sunday 7 June is Trinity Sunday.

On the Sunday after Whit Sunday 1162 Thomas Becket was consecrated bishop by Bishop of Winchester Henry de Blois assisted by fourteen other bishops.

The Sunday after Whit Sunday‘ was at Canterbury Cathedral afterwards called Trinity Sunday as in France and eventually this was incorporated into the universal calendar.

In 1220 St Thomas of Canterbury’s shrine at Canterbury was placed in the Trinity Chapel.

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