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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.

Robert Willis is made Dean Emeritus of Canterbury

It has been publicly announced today that The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Justin Welby, has conferred upon The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis the title of Dean Emeritus of Canterbury, in recognition of his lifetime of ministry.

Archbishop Welby said:

It is my great pleasure to confer upon Robert the title of Dean Emeritus of Canterbury. The service he has given to Canterbury Cathedral, and the contribution he has made to the Christ's Church through a lifetime of ministry are inestimable.

They reach far beyond the bounds of Canterbury and will be remembered long into the future.

Robert Willis served as Dean of Canterbury for over 20 years and, during the coronavirus pandemic, became familiar to online audiences across the world for his Morning Prayer videos from the Cathedral - and the impromptu appearances of cats Leo and Tiger.  

He had previously been Dean of Hereford for nine years, was a chairman of the Deans’ Conference of the Church of England, and is a former member of the General Synod. He was awarded the Cross of St Augustine for services to the Anglican Communion, is a Knight of the Order of St John, and has written many hymns.

The newly-installed Dean of Canterbury, The Very Reverend Dr David Monteith, said

It is lovely that Dean Robert’s long service to Canterbury Cathedral has been acknowledged in this way by Archbishop Justin and we continue to pray for him in his retirement.


According to Statute 1.6 of the Constitution of Canterbury Cathedral:

'The Archbishop may confer upon a Dean, a Residentiary Canon, an Honorary Canon or an Archdeacon who vacates his office and immediately upon such vacation retires, the title, as the case may be, of Dean Emeritus or Canon Emeritus or Archdeacon Emeritus. A title conferred under this provision shall confer no vested interest and, in particular, the holder shall not by virtue of that title be a member of the College of Canons'.

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