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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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January 2017

Sunday 1st - Friday 31st March

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Restrictions
The Cathedral is embarking on an exciting conservation project and there may be some restrictions in the Nave during the first few months of 2017. Significant closures are shown on the Upcoming Closures' list on the Visiting pages.

Sunday 22nd

13:30 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last admisson to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 13:30 for the Installation of the new Archdeacon

Thursday 26th

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave is closed all day. The rest of the Cathedral remains open for visiting as ususal.

Friday 27th

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom, Crossing and Chapter House are closed all day for Canterbury Christ Church University Graduation Ceremonies. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting.

Monday 30th

09:00 - 18:00 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave is closed all day. The rest of the cathedral remains open for visiting as usual.

February 2017

Thursday 2nd

16:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closing early
Last admission to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 16:00 today for Candlemas.

Saturday 4th

09:00 - 13:30 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed until 13:30. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Saturday 18th

09:00 - 14:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed for visiting until 14.00 hrs for a private service.

Monday 20th

09:00 - 14:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed until 14:00 for a Memorial service.

April 2017

Friday 14th

09:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed for Good Friday
The Cathedral is closed for general visiting. Good Friday services are taking place throughout the day.

July 2017

Saturday 1st

09:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed all day for Ordinations.

Thursday 6th

09:00 - 13:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closure
The Cathedral is closed for visiting until 13.00 hrs for the King's School Commemoration Service.

Monday 10th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Tuesday 11th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Wednesday 12th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Thursday 13th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Friday 14th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

September 2017

Tuesday 12th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for Canterbury Christ Church University Graduations.

Wednesday 13th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for Canterbury Christ Church University Graduations.

October 2017

Friday 6th

09:00 - 14:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closure
The whole Cathedral is closed until 14.00 hrs for a private service.

Tuesday 10th

09:00 - 14:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closure
The Cathedral is closed until 14.00 hrs for a private service.
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