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Visiting the Cathedral

Visiting the Cathedral

UPDATE: Tier 3 opening

From Wednesday 2nd December, in line with new Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, the Cathedral will be open for public services of worship and private prayer. Our daily online worship will also continue.

The Cathedral will be closed to visitors but the Precincts will be open to the public, free of charge, as an outside space for exercise.

Our Cathedral Shop will also be open each day. The Cathedral Lodge and Library reading room will remain closed.

Open for private prayer

The Cathedral will be open for private prayer from 11.00 – 16.00, Monday – Saturday and 12.00 - 16.00 on Sundays. Track and trace procedures will be followed for entry for private prayer, and you will be asked for your contact details upon entry to the Cathedral.

Precincts open for exercise

The south side of the Precincts will be open to the public, free of charge, as an outside space for exercise from 11.00 – 16.00, Monday – Saturday and 12.00 - 16.00 on Sundays. Track and trace details are not required for those who are only walking through the Precincts.

Cathedral Shop open

Our Shop in the Precincts will be open from 11.00 – 16.00, Monday – Saturday and 12.00 – 16.00 on Sundays. We also offer Click and Collect and worldwide shipping via our online shop.

Help and support

The Cathedral supports Porchlight and Canterbury Food Bank. Visit their sites to get involved or to discover the help and support available.


Cathedral Constables chat with a family of visitors

Security

The Cathedral takes the safety and security of all our worshippers and visitors very seriously. If you are coming to the Cathedral, please be aware that as a condition of entry we reserve the right to search any bags or luggage on entry. Our Cathedral Constables and Visits Teams are there for your safety, so please do cooperate fully with all security checks and support these vital members of our team as they carry out important work to keep us all safe and sound. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after thorough proper inspection at a designated area set aside for this purpose.

Our bag policy

Regrettably, we do not have a left luggage facility and we would prefer you do not bring large bags into the Cathedral. If you bring any luggage or bags, you must not leave them unattended as they may be treated as suspicious items and could be destroyed.

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