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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.

Copy Of Thomas Becket Praying At The Altar North Ambulatory Of The Trinity Chapel, Early 20Th Century, Samuel Caldwell Jr (1)

“It really is a privilege to work at the Cathedral, to know that you’re contributing - just a little - to its ongoing story”

Nathan

Our vacancies

Please use the arrows to click through and view all our vacancies.

Highlighted vacancy

Stained Glass Conservator

A rare opportunity has arisen within Canterbury Cathedral's Stained Glass Studio for the appointment of an accomplished Conservator.

The ideal candidate would be a Stained Glass Conservator with sound craft skills in glazing and experience in site work. It is essential that the candidate is able to work at height, and has a clean UK driving licence.

What happens after I have applied?

All potential candidates are required to submit a CV via our online recruitment system and complete a variety of set application questions.

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’re 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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