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In response to the Government’s easing of restrictions on the use of parks and open spaces, from Saturday 6 June 2020 Canterbury Cathedral will reopen the South Precincts and some gardens on a limited basis to welcome small numbers of visitors to enjoy our quiet open spaces. The Cathedral will remain closed for now. This is the first stage of our phased reopening to the public. Find out more

Our latest online services are available below. To receive notifications when new videos are available, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

A Message from the Dean


Visit Porchlight and Canterbury Food Bank to get involved or to discover the help and support available.

We pray today for all those suffering from COVID-19 at this time, and especially for all those who continue to work to supply us with food and other necessities:

God of all people,
we give you thanks for those whose work provides us with the necessities of life.
In this time of increased demand and pressure,
help them to continue their work in safety
and to find the space and the peace amidst the busyness
to care for themselves and their families,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord bless us and keep us, the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us, the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us and give us peace. Amen.

Press play to hear a performance from our Cathedral Choir.

The miracle is that this Cathedral was built by ordinary men and women like ourselves. It is our responsibility to hand that inheritance into the future.

Victor De Waal, Dean of Canterbury (1977)

The coronavirus crisis means that we need your support more than ever. The Cathedral is one of the world’s Holy Places, a special site of unique significance where worship and pilgrimage has been part of daily life for over 1,400 years.

Canterbury Cathedral does not receive any funding from the Church, the Crown, or the Government. During this time, we have no income from visitors, our Shop, nor the Cathedral Lodge hotel and conference centre. Even when UK lockdown ends, the financial pressures on the Cathedral are likely to persist for some time.

Please help us to secure the future of the Cathedral during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond by donating to support our ministry and our stewardship of this truly special place.

Online Services

Morning Prayer by 10.00 each day
Evening Prayer by 17.30 each day
Eucharist (Sundays & Feast Days) 12.00 noon
Sunday Compline by 20.00


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Other videos by our clergy

The Cathedral’s clergy have also created a range of other online content including a 5-part video series on the 14th-century English anchoress and mystic Julian of Norwich, and the Dean of Canterbury’s readings of classic tales Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes by Robert Louis Stevenson, and The Voyage of Saint Brendan, Journey to the Promised Land, one of the most famous and enduring stories of Western Christendom.

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Eucharist (Sundays & Feast Days)

Sunday Compline

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