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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 or special events. 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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August 2017

Saturday 26th

09:00 - 13:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 13.00 hrs for Saturday Matins followed by a Wedding.

September 2017

Saturday 9th

13:30 - 16:30 Cathedral
Nave & Quire Closed
The Nave and Quire are closed from 13.30 to 16.30 hrs for Choral Evensong. The Crypt remans open for visiting during this time.

Tuesday 12th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave closure
The Nave is closed all day for university graduations.

Wednesday 13th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave closure
The Nave is closed all day for university graduations.

Friday 15th

09:00 - 11:00 Quire
Quire closed
The Quire is closed until 11.00 hrs for a Junior King's School service.

Saturday 16th

16:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 16.00 hrs today.

Saturday 23rd

11:45 - 14:30 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed from 11.45 to 14.30 for a wedding

Saturday 30th

13:30 - 16:30 Cathedral
Nave and Quire closed
The Nave and Quire are closed for visiting from 13.30 until 16.30 hrs for a Farewell Service for the Archdeacon of Ashford. The rest of the Cathedral remains open during this time.

October 2017

Monday 2nd

09:00 - 13:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closure
The whole Cathedral is closed for visiting until 13.00 hrs. Nave and Quire will reopen at 13.00 hrs, but Crypt will remain closed.

Tuesday 3rd

09:00 - 18:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed all week. The rest of the Cathedral remains open for visiting as usual.

Wednesday 4th

09:00 - 18:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed all week. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Thursday 5th

09:00 - 18:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed all week. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Friday 6th

09:00 - 13:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closure
The whole Cathedral is closed until 13.00 hrs for a private service. The Cathedral will be open for visiting from 13.00 except the Crypt which will remain closed all day.

Tuesday 10th

09:00 - 12:30 Cathedral
Nave and Quire closure
The Nave and Quire are closed until 12.30 hrs for a private service.
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