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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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November 2019

Thursday 14

13:00 - 23:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed from 13.00 hrs for the rest of the day. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Friday 15

06:00 - 14:30 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 14.30 hrs. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Friday 22

06:00 - 23:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for Graduations. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Saturday 30

12:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
The Cathedral is closing early today for the Installation of the new Bishop of Dover. Last entry will be at 12.00 hrs. The Cathedral will be closed by 13.00 hrs.

December 2019

Sunday 1

13:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 13.00 hrs. The Cathedral will be closed by 14.00 for the Advent Carol Service.

Tuesday 3

11:30 - 14:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed from 11.30 - 14.00 hrs for a private service. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Thursday 5

09:00 - 13:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 13.00 hrs for a private service,

Friday 6

09:00 - 13:00 Quire
Quire and Trinity Chapel closed
The Quire, Trinity Chapel will be closed until 13.00 hrs for the Mothers' Union Carol Service. All welcome.

Saturday 7

15:15 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral will be at the earlier time of 15.15 hrs. The Cathedral will be closeed by 16.00 hrs.

Sunday 8

13:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier timeof 13.00 hrs. The Cathedral will be closed by 14.00 hrs for the St Nicholas Family Service.

Monday 9

11:30 - 16:00 Nave
Nave and Martyrdom closed
The Nave and Martyrdom are closed from 11.30 - 16.00 hrs for the Women's Institute Carols.

Wednesday 11

12:15 - 15:15 Nave
Nave and Martyrdom closed
The Nave and Martyrdom are closed from 12.15 to 15.15 hrs for the Barton Court Carols.

Tuesday 17

11:30 - 14:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed from 11.30 - 14.00 for a private service. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Friday 20

11:00 - 14:30 Cathedral
Cathedral closed for part of day
The Cathedral is closed between 12.00 and 14.30 hrs. Last entry will be at 11.00 hrs. Visiting will resume as usual at 14.30 hrs.

Monday 23

15:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 15.00 hrs. The Cathedral will be closed by 16.00 hrs.

Tuesday 24

06:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed all day for general visiting. All are welcome to attend the Christmas Eve services.

Wednesday 25

06:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed for general visiting. All are welcome to attend the Christmas Day services.

Thursday 26

14:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 14.00 hrs, closed by 14.30 hrs.

Friday 27

14:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 14.00 hrs, closed by 14.30 hrs.

Saturday 28

13:30 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 13.30 hrs, closed by 14.00 hrs.

Sunday 29

13:30 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedrall is at the earlier time of 13.30 hrs, closed by 14.00 hrs.

Monday 30

14:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 14.00 hrs, closed by 14.30 hrs.

Tuesday 31

14:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 14.00 hrs, closed by 14.30 hrs.

January 2020

Wednesday 1

14:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last entry to the Cathedral will be at the earlier time of 14.00 hrs, closed by 14.30 hrs.

Saturday 18

06:00 - 12:30 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 12.30 hrs for a Wedding Ceremony. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Friday 31

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

February 2020

Saturday 8

06:00 - 13:30 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 13.30 hrs. The rest of the Cathedral is open to for visiting as usual.

March 2020

Wednesday 4

06:00 - 13:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The whole Cathedral except the Crypt will be closed until 13.00 hrs.

Tuesday 17

06:00 - 14:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The whole Cathedral is closed until 14.00 hrs.

April 2020

Thursday 9

09:00 - 13:00 Quire
Quire & Trinity Chapel closed
The Quire, Trinity Chapel and Chapter House are closed until 13.00 hrs for the Maundy Thursday service. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Friday 10

06:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed for general visiting all day. Everyone is welcome to attend the Good Friday services.

May 2020

Wednesday 6

12:30 - 15:45 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave is closed from 12.30 - 15.45 hrs. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

Thursday 7

12:30 - 15:45 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave is closed from 12.30 - 15.45 hrs. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

July 2020

Sunday 5

06:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed all day
The Cathedral is closed for visiting all day.

Wednesday 8

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day 8th - 11th July inclusive. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Thursday 9

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day from 8th - 11th Jult inclusive. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Friday 10

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day from 8th - 11th July inclusive. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Saturday 11

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day on 8th-11th July inclusive. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Thursday 23

06:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed all day
The entire Cathedral including the grounds are closed all day.

Friday 24

06:00 - 23:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed all day
The entire Cathedral including the grounds are closed all day.
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