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Upcoming Closures

Upcoming Closures

The Cathedral plays an active role in the community and it, or parts of it, are at times closed for general visiting due to services, special events or for conservation work to be carried out. Therefore, always check opening times before visiting.

The Cathedral and precincts are huge and even when major parts of the Cathedral are closed for visiting, there will be plenty to explore. The following list includes forthcoming closures. You may also contact the Visits Office to discuss the timing of your visit.

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October 2018

Friday 19

13:00 - 16:00 Quire
Quire closed
The Quire is closed from 13.00 until 16.00 hrs for a private service. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

Thursday 25

09:00 - 13:30 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave is closed until 13.30 hrs for a private service. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

November 2018

Friday 23

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave is closed all day for Graduations. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

December 2018

Monday 3

09:00 - 13:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 13.00 hrs for a private service. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

Thursday 6

12:00 - 18:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until midday on 7th December. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

Friday 7

09:00 - 12:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 12.00 hrs. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

Friday 21

11:45 - 14:15 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed for visiting from 11.45 until 14.15 hrs.

Sunday 23

09:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed for visiting all day. It is open for services as usual.

Monday 24

09:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed for visiting
The Cathedral is closed all day for visiting. It is open for services as usual.

Tuesday 25

09:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed for visiting
The Cathedral is closed all day for visiting. It is open for services as usual.

January 2019

Friday 25

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed for Canterbury Christ Church University Graduations. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Saturday 26

09:00 - 13:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 13.00 hrs for a private service. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

April 2019

Friday 19

09:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed for visiting
The Cathedral is closed for visiting all day. Al are welcome to attend the Good Friday services.
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