About us

The objectives of the Association are:

  • To make contributions to help perpetuate the choral tradition in Canterbury Cathedral.
  • To keep members of the Association alive to the memories of the Choir.
  • To keep in touch with one another and with members of kindred associations.
  • To provide support for the education of former Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral.

Clive Pare Memorial Fund

The Fund was established in 1978 in memory of Clive Frederick Pare, a much loved Headmaster of the Canterbury Cathedral Choir School from 1937 to September 1963 when he was appointed a Canon of Gloucester Cathedral until his death in 1973.

The Fund’s governing instrument is a Trust Deed dated 18 March 1981 which is registered with the Charity Commission – No. 282317.

Past events

Friday September 26th 2014.

A concert by the Lay Clerks was given in the Quire at 7.30  in  memory of Lay Clerk Duncan Perkins, and in aid of the Pilgrims’ Hospice.  He was a Lay Clerk for about 40 years, and died recently.

CCOCA Reunion 29 September 2012

After the recent wet and windy weather, a warm sunny day greeted us as we walked through the Precincts to Choir House. How beautiful the cleaned and restored eastern end of the cathedral looked, now free of scaffolding and covers. The Caen stone glowed just as it must have done when the cathedral was built all those years ago. A warm welcome awaited us at Choir House.