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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.

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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.


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. 

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Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.

Canterbury Cathedral Honorary Canons

We are delighted to announce that a new College of Honorary Canons of Canterbury Cathedral has been named. The College of Canons is made up of lay and ordained people from across our diocese who serve in a variety of roles and are recognised for the distinct contribution they make.

The most high-profile function of the College of Canons is to formerly elect a new Bishop (Archbishop) when one is nominated. Under the new Constitution and Statutes of Canterbury Cathedral, the College of Canons receives the annual report and accounts of the Cathedral’s Chapter. Members of the College are ambassadors, advisers and supporters of the Cathedral, helping to build connections and disseminate information across our diocese as we serve together.

As well as the honorary and lay canons, the College of Canons comprises the suffragan bishops and archdeacons of the diocese, honorary provincial canons and members of the Cathedral Chapter.

There will be a service of Installation later in the autumn and further details will be announced in due course.

In making these appointments The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover, said, "I am delighted that we are able to recognise the diverse contribution that many people make to the vibrant life of our diocese as we all work together to share the gospel message of knowing Jesus at work in our lives and communities."

The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Reverend Dr David Monteith, said, "All cathedrals are formally becoming charities with new systems and bodies. Our new College of Honorary Canons is made up of lay and ordained ministries in equal numbers. I welcome these new Canons as we strengthen our common bonds of fellowship and advocacy across the diocese."

Honorary Canons

The Revd Joyce Addison Priest-in-Charge St Martin’s, Maidstone; Diocesan Ecumenical Officer

The Revd Lorraine Apps-Huggins Chaplain to The Living Well, Bishop's Advisor in Healing & Wholeness

The Revd Barney de Berry* Vicar St Mary Bredin, Canterbury; General Synod

The Revd Steve Coneys* Diocesan Mission and Growth Adviser

The Revd Seth Cooper* Rector Walmer and Cornilo Benefice

The Revd Rodney Dreyer Vicar St Laurence with All Saints, Hawkhurst

The Revd Patrick Ellisdon* Priest-in-Charge All Saints, Canterbury

The Revd Lindsay Hammond* Team Rector Tenterden, Rother and Oxney Benefice

The Revd Arthur Houston* Priest-in-Charge St Faith’s, Maidstone

The Revd Estella Last Vicar Bridge Benefice; Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry; Archbishop’s Council

The Revd Philip Musindi Vicar St Andrew’s, Reading Street; Area Dean Thanet

The Revd Jo Richards Rector St Dunstan, St Mildred & St Peter, Canterbury; Area Dean Canterbury


Honorary Lay Canons

Amanda Boucherat Co-Chair Mission and Ministry Framework

Sir Paul Britton Chair Diocesan Advisory Committee

Dr Neville Emslie* Director of Mission and Ministry

Diane Enfield Former Lay Chair Maidstone

Miranda Ford Chair House of Laity; Lay Chair Ospringe Deanery; Archbishop’s Council

Shirley Leslie Treasurer Ashford Deanery, Ashford Town Parish

Jude Lowson Head of King’s School, Canterbury

Naomi Lumutenga Adviser to the Anglican Observer, United Nations; Diocesan Link Representative CMEAC (Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns)

John Morrison Reader; Archbishop’s Council; Chaplain to Sea Cadets, East Kent District

Ian Rich Chaplain to John Wallace Church of England Academy

Dr Quentin Roper* Diocesan Director of Education

David Slater Chaplain to the Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel




The following have also been made Canon Emeriti:

The Revd Canon John Corbyn

The Revd Canon Steve Lillicrap

The Revd Canon Mark Roberts

Canon David Kemp

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