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General Information

General Information

2021 - the perfect time to rediscover Canterbury Cathedral!

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Pilgrims and visitors have made their way to Canterbury Cathedral since the Middle Ages. It remains one of the most visited places in the country, and, just as importantly, a working, living church and community. Visitors have always been made welcome in the ancient tradition of Benedictine hospitality. We continue this tradition, warmly inviting you to share with us the beauty of one of the great holy places of Christendom.

We are delighted to welcome congregations to worship within the Cathedral. Please see below for details of our in-person services.

Worship at Canterbury Cathedral

Regular Worship

Daily Morning Prayer 07.30 (Mon-Fri); 09.15 (Sat-Sun & Bank Holidays)
Daily Eucharist 08.00 (On Sunday this is BCP Communion)
Lunchtime Eucharist 12.30 (Wednesdays and Feast Days only)
Daily Choral Evensong* 17.30
Sunday Choral Eucharist* 11.00

*Our Choral Services are livestreamed and available on our website and via YouTube. If you attend these services you may be seen on camera, and by attending these services you give your permission to appear in this way.

All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. See the daily list for the locations of the services.

Special Services for September 2021

In addition to the regular services listed above, the following additional services take place in September to which all are very welcome to attend.

Friday 3 September 12.30 Said Eucharist for St Gregory the Great
Tuesday 7 September 19.30 Episcopal Visitation Service
Tuesday 14 September 12.30 Said Eucharist for Holy Cross Day
Wednesday 15 September 19.30 Episcopal Visitation Service
Saturday 18 September 11.30 Bookbags Blessing for Children
Tuesday 21 September 12.30 Said Eucharist for St Matthew
Sunday 26 September
  • 9.15
  • 17.30
  • King’s School Choral Matins
  • Evensong & Celebration of Reader Ministry
Wednesday 29 September
  • 12.30
  • 19.00
  • Said Eucharist for St Michael & All Angels
  • First Sacred Space of Term

As a courtesy to other worshippers and Cathedral staff, please wear a face covering when in close proximity to others. Please see our Worship FAQs for further information.

For the comfort, safety and reassurance of our worshippers and staff, Canterbury Cathedral will continue to maintain a number of Covid mitigation measures, including:

  • Provision of hand sanitiser stations
  • The wearing of face coverings when in close proximity to others
  • Delivery of an enhanced cleaning regime in busier areas.
Canterbury Cathedral is a very large space with excellent natural ventilation, which is a key factor in reducing the risk of COVID infection. Following updated government guidance, you will notice a few changes to our worship:
  • Congregational singing is now allowed.
  • You are no longer required to seat 2m away from others, although you may wish to space yourself from others and we ask you to respect the wishes of others for space when you choose where to sit.

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