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A Message from the Dean

Let Us Pray…

…for you.  Whilst prayers are being said by the clergy of Canterbury in the cathedral daily on behalf of everyone, should you have a particular intention and name that you would like us to place on the altar and offer up to God then please click here, or send the name and a short description of your concern for them together with your name to and we hope this will bring you comfort when, like us, so many places of worship have to restrict access to limit the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe.  May the Lord bless you and give you strength and peace at this time.

Can you help us?

Thank you to those of you that supported our Christmas Appeal. As a result, we were able to share Christmas worship with the Cathedral family around the world. Sadly, however, the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. We will continue to provide support and resources online, and details of our new opening times can be found below.

In these unprecedented times we still need your help. Having lost most of our visitor income since the pandemic began, we are faced with huge financial challenges. The Cathedral’s survival now depends on the generosity of people who care about it. A donation of any size will be deeply appreciated. Can you help us? Please click here to donate. You will be supporting the running costs of this special place which has served its community for 1,400 years.

We hope to continue that ministry for years to come. Please consider helping us. Thank you.


Update: 13 January 2020

For reasons of safety in light of the high Coronavirus case-level locally and of the Government’s advice to “stay at home”, the Cathedral is now closed for visiting, private prayer, and public worship. Please join our services online.

The Precincts are open to the public, free of charge, as an outside space for exercise. Our Cathedral Shop is open online only. The Cathedral Lodge and Library reading room remain closed.

Daily worship: online services

The following services are broadcast on our homepage and on the Cathedral's YouTube channel.
Morning Prayer by 10.30 each day
Evening Prayer by 17.30 each day
Evensong with music Live stream at 17.30 each day
Sunday Eucharist Live stream at 10.30
  To receive notifications when new videos are available, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Morning Prayer

On this anniversary of the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in 1895, we thought you might enjoy some excepts from a performance given by our cathedral school which ends today’s service.

Evening Prayer


Click here to download the Evensong Order of Service, and click here for our Music List.

Sunday Sung Eucharist

Click here to download this week’s Order of Service, and click here for our Music List.

Practical Support

The Cathedral is proud to support the homelessness charity, Porchlight, and Canterbury Food Bank. Visit their websites to discover the help available.

Other videos by our clergy

The Cathedral’s clergy have created a range of other online content including a video series on the 14th-century English anchoress and mystic Julian of Norwich, the Dean of Canterbury’s readings of classic tales, and video feeds of the Deanery Garden and its animals. Click on the links below to watch these.

Readings by The Dean

From The Deanery Garden

Today’s Prayer

We pray today for our world, that as we move through the phases of the COVID-19 emergency, we would strive for collaboration not conflict between nations:

God of love,
in whom we are all united,
bring together in your peace all the nations of this world.
Keep us from the temptations of blame and aggression,
to which our grief so often leads,
and help us instead to pursue the ways of
gentleness, diplomacy, and understanding,
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.


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