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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.





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)


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


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 2024. 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.


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. 


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.


Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
United Kingdom


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 Advent and Christmas closures.

Highlighted vacancy

Individual Giving Manager

We are looking for someone to take our Individual Giving Programmes to the next level. These include our patrons and legacy schemes, congregational giving, and imaginative annual appeals.

Whilst the Cathedrals day-to-day operations are funded largely through visitors and other sources, we rely on donations from a range of supporters to fund conservation, education, music, and special projects.

You will be responsible for growing further our fundraising income and our supporter/donor reach. In support of these programmes, you will also hold the lead responsibility for administrating and managing our Donorfy database.

Candidates will have the option to work flexibly.

Our vacancies

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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.

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”


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