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Tickets and opening times

We can’t wait to welcome you to Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets can be booked online or are available to buy on the day at our visitor centre. Please check our website prior to your visit as opening times may be subject to change.

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Sunday 11.30* - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
*Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.

 

 

Adult

£15.50

 

Children (under 17)

Free

Children go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. (Max 2 children per paying adult; does not apply to group bookings or school visits). Children must be accompanied at all times.

 

Canterbury Students

Free

Students studying full-time at local universities - Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts - enjoy FREE entry with their student ID.

English Heritage Members

20% discount on visitor entry

  • Not valid with other promotions or offers.
  • Discounts applies to tickets bought on the door at our Visitor Centre only. Discount is not available for online booking. Standard price admission tickets cannot be refunded and exchanged for discounted tickets.
  • English Heritage members can also claim a 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop, online and in store. Valid until 31 March 2023. T&Cs apply.

Cathedral Pass

Locals can enjoy unlimited visits for the equivalent of just 10p per month!

You may be eligible for a Cathedral Pass if you:

  • work in the old city of Canterbury
  • live within 4 miles of Bell Harry tower, including within The Precincts
  • are a member of the Cathedral Congregation
  • are immediate family of a Cathedral staff member
  • are a member of any church in the diocese (on the parish electoral roll or equivalent)

Our Cathedral Pass cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers.

Apply for The Cathedral Pass

Event calendar

Have a look at the range of events Canterbury Cathedral has on offer below.

 

 

What's on

There’s something for everyone – see what exciting events are currently taking place.

See what's on

Service times

Daily Eucharist   08:00
Lunchtime Eucharist   12:30 (Wednesdays and Feast Days only)
Daily Choral Evensong*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.

Services

Online worship

Every day the Cathedral’s services are broadcast on our YouTube channel. It’s perfect for when you are unable to be here in person. 

Explore 

Stay at the Cathedral Lodge

A unique and contemporary hotel, situated within the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, part of a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. In a peaceful environment but only a couple of minutes’ walk to Canterbury's many attractions.

 

Prices from £102

Go to bed and wake up the next morning enjoying the breathtaking views of Canterbury Cathedral from your bedroom window!

Directions 

Located within a beautiful and inspirational environment, in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.

Get directions

Meetings and events 

Our modern conference centre at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge offers meeting delegates a truly memorable event. We also offer brides a very special and truly unique wedding reception venue.

Find us

We can't wait to welcome you to the Cathedral

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.

Address

Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
Canterbury
CT1 2EH
United Kingdom

Parking 

Parking in the Cathedral grounds is only available for Blue Badge holders, subject to limited availability and prior arrangement. There are several public car parks nearby. 

Find out more

Donate

Your donations directly contribute to the Cathedral’s conservation – providing a space of worship, learning and fun for generations to come. Thank you, from all at Canterbury Cathedral, for considering supporting us in this way.

 

 

How can you help

It costs around £20,000 per day to ensure the Cathedral is a safe and beautiful place to visit and worship in. Your generosity helps not only with the upkeep of the Cathedral, but grants us the opportunity to keep serving our local, national, and international community.

See how you can get involved

Make a donation

We rely on the support of our incredible donors to sustain this magnificent building, where even the smallest of contributions can help in the biggest ways.

Fundraising

There are lots of ways you can raise money for Canterbury Cathedral. From organising a fundraiser with friends and family, to holding a sponsored event, or even taking on a personal challenge.

How you can help

It costs around £20,000 per day to ensure the Cathedral is a safe and beautiful place to visit and worship in. Your generosity helps not only with the upkeep of the Cathedral, but grants us the opportunity to keep serving our local, national, and international community. Your donations directly contribute to its conservation, as well as the education and music within the Cathedral, providing a place of worship, learning and fun for generations to come.

One-off payment

We rely on the support of our incredible donors to conserve and sustain this magnificent building. You can give a one-off donation in the following ways:

  • Via the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in the United States (FOCCUS).
  • Donate through a direct bank transfer to our bank account.

Our details: 
Please use your name as the payment reference
Account No. 81883860
Sort Code: 30-64-57
Payee Name: Canterbury Cathedral
IBAN No. GB15LOYD30645781883860

  • Complete the donation form and return it with your cheque to the Cathedral.

Regular payment

By choosing to give a regular gift (monthly or yearly) you will be helping us to look into the future. Become a regular donor in the following ways:

  • Set up a direct debit.
  • Set up a standing order direct to our bank account.

You have two options when it comes to making a Standing Order:

a) You can complete the Standing Order Form and send it yourself to your bank

If you choose this option, please complete the Standing Order Form and send it to your bank. Please also send the Donation Form to the Fundraising Team, so that we are aware, and can claim any Gift Aid.

OR

b) You can complete the Standing Order Form and send it to the Fundraising Team at the Cathedral who will make the arrangements

If you choose this option, please complete the Standing Order Form and the Donation Form and send them both to the Fundraising Team. We will make arrangements with the bank, and can also claim any Gift Aid.

  • Become a Becket Patron for £750+ per annum and enjoy exclusive benefits.
  • Give an annual gift to celebrate the life of a loved one.

Becket Patrons

Supporting the future of Canterbury Cathedral

Become a Becket Patron with a donation of £750+ per annum, or £62.50+ per month, and join a distinguished group of passionate supporters and access these exclusive benefits:

  • Free Entry to the Cathedral for up to 4 adults and 3 children (under 18)
  • Priority booking for events organised by the Cathedral
  • An invitation to an annual Becket Patrons event
  • Regular updates on Cathedral news
  • Becket Patron tie pin or lapel pin
  • Recognition in Cathedral Publications

To find out more see our Becket Patrons leaflet, email [email protected] or call 01227 865343.

With your help Canterbury Cathedral will continued to be protected for future generations to enjoy. Thank you.

A minimum payment of £156 a year secures all Becket Patron benefits and you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation. The remaining £594 is a suggested minimum donation. Giftaid can be reclaimed on the suggested minimum donation.

How to become a Becket Patron

Set up a direct debit online to join the Becket Patrons

Download the Becket Patrons form

Make a single bank payment of £750+

Please use your name as payment reference
Account No. 81883860
Sort Code: 30-64-57
Payee Name: Canterbury Cathedral
IBAN No. GB15LOYD30645781883860

 Set up a standing order of £62.50+ a month

You have two options when it comes to making a Standing Order:

a) You can complete the Standing Order Form and send it yourself to your bank

If you choose this option, please complete the Standing Order Form and send it to your bank. Please also send the Becket Patrons Form to the Fundraising Team, so that we are aware, and can claim any Gift Aid.

OR

b) You can complete the Standing Order Form and send it to the Fundraising Team at the Cathedral who will make the arrangements

If you choose this option, please complete the Standing Order Form and the Becket Patrons Form and send them both to the Fundraising Team. We will make arrangements with the bank, and can also claim any Gift Aid.

Our Becket Patrons

With enormous thanks to the Becket Patrons listed below, as well as those wishing to remain anonymous:

Lord and Lady Aldington, Mr K D Attwood Esq, Harry and Veronica Christophers, M J Davis, Hugo & Kate Fenwick, Karen Hyman and Joe Scorza, Mr David Innes, Cpt Peter O Kean MNI, Jeremy Leigh-Pemberton, Amicia de Moubray, Mr and Mrs Kenneth McAlpine, Shoween and Alexander Muir, Richard Oldfield, Mr Nigel H Roberts, Mr H. James De Sausmarez, The Countess Sondes, Mr Christian Stobbs, Ms Hazel Strouts, Charles Villiers, Mrs Julia Dorothy Wake, Mr Chris White, Stephen Woodley.

Giving in memory

Keep the memory alive of someone who has passed, in the mission, music and conservation of Canterbury Cathedral. You can give a special one-off gift or set up an amazing regular donation in their memory.

Give a gift In Memory online 

Download our In Memory Form to send a cheque

Set up a Standing Order to make a single or regular donation direct to our bank

You have two options when it comes to making a Standing Order:

a) You can complete the Standing Order Form and send it yourself to your bank

If you choose this option, please complete the Standing Order Form and send it to your bank. Please also send the Donation Form to the Fundraising Team, so that we are aware, and can claim any Gift Aid.

OR

b) You can complete the Standing Order Form and send it to the Fundraising Team at the Cathedral who will make the arrangements

If you choose this option, please complete the Standing Order Form and the Donation Form and send them both to the Fundraising Team. We will make arrangements with the bank, and can also claim any Gift Aid.

A direct payment to our bank account

Please use your name as payment reference
Account No. 81883860
Sort Code: 30-64-57
Payee Name: Canterbury Cathedral
IBAN No. GB15LOYD30645781883860

Please complete the donation form or get in touch to tell us who you are remembering with your gift.

Give in your Will

Create a lasting link with your Cathedral through donating in your will. You’ll be giving the ultimate gift which could help ensure the future of the Cathedral for generations to come. The most beneficial gift would be an unrestricted bequest, allowing us to make the best use of your donation

We always recommend that you consult with a solicitor before writing or making changes to your will. Leaving a legacy is an incredible gift. Thank you.

If you would like a no obligation, confidential, chat about leaving us a legacy, please contact [email protected] or give us a call on 01227 865343.

FAQs

Yes, we welcome any support of the Cathedral. You can donate online, give at one of the contactless donation stands in the Cathedral, or make a cash donation into one of our collection boxes.

We accept bank transfers. 

Our details: 

Please use your name as the payment reference

Account No. 81883860
Sort Code: 30-64-57
Payee Name: Canterbury Cathedral
IBAN No. GB15LOYD30645781883860

Simply use our online form, which you can find here.

We recommend that you consult with a solicitor, however, here is some suggested wording:

‘I give to Canterbury Cathedral (state the % residue or sum of money you wish to give) and request without obligation that it be used:

  • To support their general work
  • To conserve the Cathedral’s fabric
  • To support the Archives and Library
  • In support of music
  • To support education programmes
  • Other (please specify)

 

The Circle is a group of like-minded people who all share a passion for protecting our Cathedral for the future. It includes those who are planning to leave us a bequest.

In gratitude you will:

  • Receive an invitation to an annual Augustine Legacy Circle event.
  • Receive tailored Cathedral updates and behind the scenes information.
  • Be the first to hear about special events and exhibitions.

 

Our fundraising team will be happy to help with any queries. Please email [email protected] or phone 01227 865343.

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