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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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Director of Music

David Newsholme is Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral, where he is responsible for training the Cathedral’s choirs, and for all other musical aspects of the Cathedral’s work.

David was educated as a chorister at Worcester Cathedral. He held the organ scholarship at Salisbury Cathedral before studying at New College, Oxford, and at the University of York.

David was Assistant Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College, before moving to Canterbury in 2011 to become Assistant Organist (Assistant Director of Music). In 2014 he became founding Director of the Cathedral Girls’ Choir, before taking up his current post in 2021.

Assistant Director of Music

Jamie Rogers is Assistant Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral, where he is principal accompanist to the Cathedral’s choirs, and assists in running all other musical aspects of the Cathedral’s work. 

Jamie grew up in the seaside town of Deal in Kent. He studied Music at Canterbury Christ Church University with David Rees-Williams, and pursued further study in Organ Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London with David Titterington and Bine Bryndorf, graduating with an MA, DipRAM in 2019. During his time at the Academy, he was awarded the Eric Thiman Organ Prize, William John Kipps Scholarship, the C.H Trevor prize, and the Norman Askew Prize; he was also generously supported by the Countess of Munster, having been granted the Derek Butler Award. Jamie has performed regularly on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, and has maintained an international performance profile alongside his work as a Cathedral musician.

Jamie was previously Assistant Director of Music at St Marylebone Parish Church, and Head of Jazz Studies at Queen Mary’s University, London. He took up his current appointment at Canterbury Cathedral in 2022.

Music Administrator

Jo Pearsall is Music Administrator at Canterbury Cathedral, and assists with communications, planning and events.

Originally from Staffordshire, Jo read history at the University of Kent, and has stayed in and around Canterbury ever since.

A soprano and violinist, Jo can often be found singing in local chamber choirs and playing in ensembles, including the University of Kent Symphony Orchestra.

Singing Partnerships Lead

Helen Brookes is Singing Partnerships Lead at the Cathedral. Originally from Stroud, Gloucester, Helen gained a first class honours degree in Performing Arts (Music, Dance and Drama) before studying postgraduate singing at the Royal College of Music. A versatile mezzo soprano, experienced in singing a wide range of styles, she has performed opera and oratorio as a soloist and ensemble member with English Touring Opera, Almeida Opera, Les Musiciens du Louvre, and English Concert, as well as rock and pop vocals for Florence and the Machine, Sting, Take That, and symphonic heavy metal group Nightwish. She has sung with many of the leading vocal ensembles (Tenebrae, Dunedin Consort, Gabrieli Consort, Eric Whitacre Singers, BBC Singers) and appears on numerous film soundtracks including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Interstellar and the Kung Fu Pandas.

Helen is especially passionate about music in education and, as a music specialist teacher and firm believer that everyone can (and should!) sing, leads workshops, projects and training for children and adults to do just that. She has worked as musicianship tutor for the National Youth Choir Boys and Cambiata Choirs, is music lead at Bridge and Patrixbourne Primary School in Canterbury and St Eanswythe's School in Folkestone; Director of the Royal Greenwich and Blackheath Halls Youth Choirs, leader of Kent Music's Folkestone Junior Choir and founder of the ‘FESI Choir’ - a Folkestone based group providing opportunities for enthusiastic young singers from local primary schools to join together, have fun (biscuits and silly voice warm ups feature heavily!), and perform to a wider audience. She is immensely proud to have been appointed as the first Singing Partnerships Lead at the Cathedral and is looking forward to the exciting challenge of bringing high quality music-making to an even wider range of budding young singers throughout the Diocese of Canterbury.

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