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General Information

General Information

We can’t wait to welcome you back

The Cathedral reopens to visitors on 17 May 2021. Book your tickets now, and be amongst the first to rediscover the Cathedral’s amazing spaces. Kids Go Free until 31 October 2021 (T&Cs apply).

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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.

Update: 18 April 2021

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

The Cathedral is closed for visiting until 17 May, but the Precincts are open to the public, free of charge, as an outside space for exercise. Our Cathedral Shop in the Precincts is also open.

Public worship at the Cathedral

Daily Eucharist (Crypt) 08.00
Daily Morning Prayer (Crypt) 07.30 (Mon-Fri); 09.30 (Sat-Sun & Bank Holidays)
Private Prayer (Nave) 11.00-15.00 (Mon-Sat); 12.00-15.00 (Sun)
Daily Evensong* (Nave) 17.30
Sunday Eucharist* (Nave) 10.30 - pre-booking required (click here to book online)

You must not attend with or socialise with anyone outside of your household or support bubble, unless a legal exemption applies. Please see our Worship FAQs for further information.

All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service.

*These services will also be live streamed on the Cathedral's website and YouTube channel.

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