Canterbury will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Thursday 7 July as it makes its way around the UK ahead of the Commonwealth Games this summer.
The baton will be carried by a number of baton holders on a route across the city, concluding with a community event within the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.
Canterbury City Council is leading the organisation of the Canterbury section of the baton relay and is working on a series of complementary events, potentially around sport and music, to coincide with its time in the city. More details will be confirmed in due course.
Canterbury BID’s bunting and flowers will ensure Canterbury looks bright and cheerful, and the Medieval Giants (Henry II, Queen Eleanor and Thomas Becket) will be coming out to give the baton bearers a warm welcome to the city.
The Commonwealth Games 2022 take place in Birmingham between 28 July and 8 August. The baton will be visiting all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth on a 294-day journey that began on 7 October last year.
Find out more about the Queen’s Baton Relay.