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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 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.


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 closures.



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We aim to use the information we gain to learn and improve the way that we work.

If your complaint relates to a safeguarding issue, please refer to our independent Safeguarding Advisors,
Fiona Coombs [email protected] / 07548 232395 and Paul Brightwell [email protected] / 07398 009951.

How to Make a Complaint

Stage 1 – Informal Resolution

It is always best to lodge a complaint as soon as possible after the event so that it can be investigated whist still fresh. All complaints should be raised within three months from the date of the incident unless this is not reasonably practicable. Many matters can be resolved quickly and informally.

In the first instance, you should report the matter to the relevant department manager. This can be done either in person, in writing, by phone (01227 762862) or by email to [email protected]  We aim to respond to any concerns of this nature within 10 working days of receipt. If we can’t do this, we will explain why and tell you when we do expect to be able to respond.

If the matter cannot be resolved informally or if it is deemed more serious, then the matter should progress to stage 2.

Stage 2 – Formal Resolution

To raise a complaint at stage 2, we ask you to set out the complaint in writing and send it to the Senior Manager of the relevant department.

Mail can be addressed to the Senior Manager of the relevant department at Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, or it can be emailed to [email protected] marked as Confidential and with the name of the appropriate manager in the subject line.

A Senior Manager will acknowledge, investigate your complaint, and respond within 10 working days of receipt.

If it is found that the issue is more complex than first thought, you will be given an interim response describing what is being done to deal with the matter and when you can expect a reply.


If you wish to appeal against the outcome of a stage 2 complaint, you should do so in writing. Appeals should be addressed to the Receiver General, at the postal or email address above. You should outline the reason for your appeal, including why you feel the complaint has not been dealt with to your satisfaction.

Any appeal must be made in writing within 1 month of receipt of the reply,

The Receiver General or a member of Chapter will be assigned to acknowledge, review and respond to the appeal. This will be done within 10 working days of receipt of the appeal. If the issue is more complex, you will receive an interim response describing what is being done with it and when you can expect a reply.

 The decision taken at this stage is final, and there is no further right to appeal.

Gender Pay Gap

Gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees. Cathedral data, collected on the same date each year, 5th April, may be viewed here.

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