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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 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.

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Event calendar

Have a look at the range of events Canterbury Cathedral has on offer below.



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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*   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 upcoming closures.

The Very Reverend Dr Jane Hedges Installed as Acting Dean of Canterbury

The Very Reverend Dr Jane Hedges was installed as a Residentiary Canon at Canterbury Cathedral by The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover, on Monday 20 June 2022.

The installation, which took place during Choral Evensong, allows Jane to take up the role of Acting Dean of Canterbury (who must be a Residentiary Canon) and to carry out the duties associated with the post. The process of appointing a new Dean is currently underway, following the retirement of The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis. A new Dean will be appointed later this year.

The Very Reverend Dr Hedges has recently stepped down from her role as the Dean of Norwich where, in 2014, she became the first female Dean in Norwich Cathedral’s history. In 1994, she was one of the first women priests to be ordained, and was a Stewardship Adviser in the Diocese of Portsmouth before she became Canon Residentiary of Portsmouth Cathedral. After spending five years in parish ministry in the Diocese of Exeter, The Very Revd Hedges was made Canon Steward of Westminster Abbey in 2006.

Speaking on her appointment Jane said: “It is hugely exciting and a great honour to have been asked to take on the role of Acting Dean of Canterbury. I very much look forward to working with Chapter colleagues as preparations are made to welcome Bishops from across the Anglican Communion for the Lambeth Conference. As I leave Norwich, which is steeped in Benedictine spirituality, it will be a joy to serve in another Benedictine foundation with the same core principles at the heart of its life.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Jane has agreed to bring her considerable talents, experience and love of Christ to Canterbury Cathedral. This interim role comes at a crucial time as the Cathedral emerges from Covid 19 and with the Lambeth Conference taking place in Canterbury in July and August.

“I look forward to serving alongside her in this remarkable, historic building in its ministry to the diocese, the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion. Please join me in praying for Jane and her family as they take this next step in their journey.”

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