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A Message from the Dean

Click here to watch our daily online services, including Morning and Evening Prayer, and Choral Evensong.

The Cathedral’s clergy have also created a range of other online video content, including the Dean of Canterbury’s readings of classic tales.

The Cathedral supports Porchlight and Canterbury Food Bank. Visit their sites to get involved or to discover the help and support available.

We have reopened to visitors and for services of worship

Good to Go UK safety mark We’re delighted to welcome you back. We’ve introduced a range of new safety measures to ensure your wellbeing, including one-way routes, enhanced cleaning regimes, hand sanitiser stations, distanced seating, additional signage and floor markings, and PPE for our staff, volunteers and Constables as appropriate. We've also achieved the ‘We’re Good To Go’ official UK mark to signal that we follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. We’ve also made several other changes, including the introduction of pre-booked tickets, and free entry for children and reduced charges for adults until 30 September 2020.

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Daily worship: services within the Cathedral


Book of Common Prayer Eucharist (Our Lady Undercroft) 08.00
Matins (Jesus Chapel) 09.00
Sung Eucharist (Nave) – pre-booking required (click here to book online)* 10.30
Choral Evensong (Nave) 17.30

Monday - Friday

Matins (Jesus Chapel) 07.30
Eucharist (Our Lady Undercroft) 08.00
Choral Evensong (Nave) 17.30


Eucharist (Our Lady Undercroft) 08.00
Matins (Jesus Chapel) 09.00
Choral Evensong (Nave)* 17.30
*Please note: on Saturday 26 September our regular Choral Evening Service in the Nave will be a Eucharist with Ordinations at 4pm, entry by ticket. An additional said service of Evening Prayer will follow in the Crypt at 5.30pm.

We advise that you limit your close social interaction to your own household and up to one other, wherever possible, before, during and after these services. All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. * Even when tickets run out for our 10.30 Sunday Eucharist, we may have space to admit those who show up on the day on a first-come first-served basis. The service will also be broadcast online at 12.00 (see below).

Daily worship: online services

The following services are broadcast on our homepage and on the Cathedral's YouTube channel.
Morning Prayer by 10.00 each day
Evening Prayer by 17.30 each day
Choral Evensong Live stream at 17.30 each day
Sunday Eucharist 12.00 noon
Sunday Compline by 20.00
To receive notifications when new videos are available, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Morning Prayer


Evening Prayer

Choral Evensong

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.

Sunday Compline

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.

Julian of Norwich video series

Readings by The Dean of Canterbury

From The Deanery Garden

Today’s Prayer

We pray that we may continue to show solidarity with all in our communities, that our society may be marked by a greater concern for others:

Father of all,
you call us to be generous to one another,
and to recognise in their faces the true image of your Son.
Give us grace as individuals,
and as a whole society,
that, as we move through the different phases of this emergency,
we may not revert to old habits of indifference and neglect of our neighbours,
but continue to minister friendship and support in ways that are safe
to all those who are in need of the service of others this day,
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.

Supporting Us

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.

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