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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 grounds and Shop only. The Cathedral church opens at 12.30.

 

 

Adult

£17.00

Our standard visitor ticket is valid for 12 months, meaning you can re-visit the Cathedral as often as you want during that time at no extra cost.

Children (aged 17 and under)

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.
  • Discount 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.
  • Valid until 31 March 2025. 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 or Said Evening Prayer with Organ Meditation*   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. 

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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

 

Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.

Highlighted vacancy

Director of Fundraising

Canterbury Cathedral is seeking an exceptional fundraising leader, tuned in to the challenges and opportunities of the next decade, to steer a newly appointed fundraising team through its first year of working within the Cathedral staff structure, having moved over here in 2023 from Canterbury Cathedral Trust. While you will be picking up established streams of activity with grant-givers, individual donors and patrons; the interrelational and prospecting aspects of the work will require your energy and wisdom.

We have been preparing for you to start in role for the past six months and are confident that, when you pick up the reins you will have a clear direction of travel, the right information to enable effective decision-making, and colleagues who will collaborate and support.

It is an exciting time to be joining Canterbury Cathedral. Our new strategic plan is under development, as are our refreshed vision and brand identity. We have a new Dean who is ambitious for our bright future. Talented and energetic leaders are taking us forward in music, fabric and visitor services. We are looking for someone of similar calibre and energy to do the same with fundraising.

Application Process
Please submit an updated CV and Supporting Statement to
[email protected]

Highlighted vacancy

Canterbury Diocese and Cathedral Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DCSAP)

Canterbury DCSAP are seeking new independent members, to bring safeguarding expertise from the children and young people’s sector, adult safeguarding, health, mental health and the criminal justice sectors.

Please find a short briefing on the purpose and structure of the DCSAP. If you are interested in the role, please send your CV and a covering email to the Interim DCSAP Chair Liza Thompson - Liza is also happy to discuss the role or the panel if you have any questions.

Deadline for CVs will be 30 June 2024.

The DCSAP’s role is to provide a source of independent advice and expertise on sound safeguarding policies, procedures and practices to the Bishop of Dover, the Cathedral Chapter and other senior clergy and officials.

The panel meets three times per year, these meetings are hybrid in nature and members can join online or in person at Diocesan House, Lady Wootton’s Green, Canterbury.

Agenda, and items for consideration, are shared with panel members prior to the meetings, and panel members are expected to have read these papers and be prepared for discussions during the meeting.

The DCSAP is made up of safeguarding representatives from the Diocese and the Cathedral. As well as representatives from statutory and charity sector organisations. The DCSAP is chaired by a person with safeguarding experience/knowledge who is independent from the Diocese.

DCSAP Terms of Reference (PDF)

Apply online

FAQs

What happens after I have applied?

All potential candidates are required to follow our application processes as stated in the vacancy description. This may involve submitting a CV and cover letter directly via email, or applying via our online recruitment system.

Unless stated otherwise, all applications must be received by midnight on the closing date, we are unable to accept applications submitted after this time. Applications will then be considered with respect to the criteria outlined for the post in the Job Description, this outlines the skills, knowledge, qualifications and any additional attributes required for the role. Candidates are considered based on the information they have supplied in their application, it is therefore important to provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating how you meet the criteria for the post.

 

The Interview Process

Having applied for a post at the Cathedral, you may be shortlisted and offered an interview.

If you are selected for interview, we will give you as much notice as possible. All our interviews are conducted by a panel of two people or more. Depending on the post you have applied for, you may be asked to deliver a presentation or participate in a work-related test. Your interview letter will give you any relevant details.

After the interview you will be contacted as soon as possible to inform you whether or not you have been successful.

It is our practice to advise all applicants of the outcome of their application at all stages in the process.

 

Job Offers

We hope you are successful at interview. A job offer will be made to you giving you all the detail you will need about working with us.

We are required by law to ensure all staff have the right to work in the United Kingdom and if you are offered a post, we will ask you to bring proof of your ID such as a passport or birth certificate. Some of our vacancies are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service and a medical check. The job description will detail if this is a requirement and details will be sent to you when a job offer is made. We are really proud of our reputation as a great place to work and we hope you will be keen to join our team.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HR department:

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1227 865218

Regrettably, we are not able to accept speculative applications but please do keep an eye on these pages for a vacancy of interest.

 

We regret that Canterbury Cathedral is not able to offer staff parking on site.

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