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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 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.

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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. 

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A Pilgrimage of Prayer

Holy Week and Easter

Join us for worship, Lenten event series and our Good Friday family service.

All our services of worship are free to attend, but some Easter Day services may be ticketed.

Please note: Many of our services are live streamed on our
YouTube channel. Easter Day services will be live broadcast or
streamed on radio and tv.

Holy Week and Easter Playlist

Watch our live streamed services and Lenten series recordings.

Services

* Service will be live streamed

Wednesday 14 February

Ash Wednesday

8:00 Holy Communion with Ashing

12:30 Eucharist with Ashing

17:30 Choral Eucharist with Ashing and Homily*

24 March

Palm Sunday

08.00 Holy Communion

10:45-10:55 Prayer Gathering for Palm Sunday, with a donkey and palms in St George’s Place (top of highstreet between M&S and Barclays Bank) followed by procession to the Cathedral for Eucharist

11:00 Blessing of Palms, Procession and Eucharist in the Nave*

17:30 Choral Evensong with reflection on praying the Passion*

Monday 25 March

07:30 Morning Prayer

08:00 Holy Communion

12:30 Taizé Lunchtime Prayer, in the Eastern Crypt

13:00 Organ Meditation

17:30 Choral Evensong*

19:30 Holy Week Reflections*, hosted by the Dean of Canterbury and the Bishop of Dover; to include plenary, night prayers and a talk on:
Prayer and Gender Justice with Bishop Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London

Tuesday 26 March

07:30 Morning Prayer

08:00 Holy Communion

12:00 Chrism Eucharist, in the Chapel of Our Lady Undercroft in the Crypt
President and Preacher: The Bishop of Richborough.

17:30 Choral Evensong*

19:30 Holy Week Reflections*, hosted by the Dean of Canterbury and the Bishop of Dover; to include plenary, night prayers and a talk on:
Prayer and Racial Justice with Bishop Lusa Nsenga Ngoy, Bishop of Willesden

Wednesday 27 March

07:30 Morning Prayer

08:00 Holy Communion

10:00-16:00 Fasting and prayer drop-in with Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover, in the Holy Innocents Chapel in the Crypt

12:30 Holy Communion, in the Chapel of Our Lady Undercroft in the Crypt

17:30 Choral Evensong*

19:30 Holy Week Reflections*, hosted by the Dean of Canterbury and the Bishop of Dover; to include plenary, night prayers and a talk on:
Prayer and Social Justice with Bishop Rob Wickham, former Bishop of Edmonton and CEO of the Church Urban Fund

28 March

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the day during Holy Week when we commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples and his washing of their feet.

07:30 Morning Prayer

08:00 Holy Communion

11:00 Chrism Eucharist with Renewal of Vows and blessing of Oils*
Preacher: The Archbishop of Canterbury

17:30 Said Evening Prayer, in the Crypt

19:30-22:00 Eucharist of the Last Supper with watch and foot washing invitation*
Preacher: The Bishop of Dover

29 March

Good Friday

On Good Friday we remember the crucifixion of Jesus and the sacrifice he made for us with a solemn day of services.

09:15 Morning Prayer

10:00 Good Friday Family Service - An inclusive 45-minute service
of readings, hymns and prayers for children and their carers.

12:00-13:30 Preaching of the Cross: Prayers and the Passion* with
Dean David Monteith. Three half-hour sections including readings, poetry and music to include Bach, Pergolesi and Purcell.

13:45-15:00 The Liturgy of the Cross, led by Dean David Monteith*, concluding in the Precincts with a short Act of Witness (not live streamed).

17:30 Said Evening Prayer, in the Crypt

30 March

Holy Saturday

The Easter Eve Vigil marks the first celebration of Eastertide. This atmospheric candlelit service moves from darkness to light as we rejoice at Christ’s resurrection.

09:15 Morning Prayer

17:30 Said Evening Prayer, in the Crypt

19:30-22:00 Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter*

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