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Greyfriars Chapel

Greyfriars was a Franciscan friary in Canterbury, the first friary of that order in England. The first Franciscans arrived in the country in 1224 (during the lifetime of the order's founder Francis of Assisi) and the friary was set up soon afterwards. It was dissolved in 1538 and the only surviving building of the complex is the Greyfriars Chapel, now worshipped in by Anglican Franciscans since 2003.

Coordinates: 51°16′44″N 1°04′37″E / 51.2789712°N 1.0768211°E / 51.2789712; 1.0768211

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