CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

Canterbury Cathedral

Back in 595 the then Pope was studying a map of the known world and he said "Whats that Island?" The island was Britannia. He said to other cardinals "Who have we got that is young and fit who can go and convert these people into our way?" 

They ended up choosing a monk called Augustine and he was sent over to Britannia to convert the peasants into Catholics.

Augustine built a really big church in Canterbury in 605 which was called The Cathedral. Whilst the Cathedral was being built he stayed at St Martins Priory which is England's oldest church.