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Tickets and opening times

We can’t wait to welcome you to Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets can be booked online or are available to buy on the day at our visitor centre. Please check our website prior to your visit as opening times may be subject to change.

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Sunday 11.30* - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
*Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.

 

 

Adult

£15.50

Our standard visitor ticket is valid for 12 months, meaning you can re-visit the Cathedral as often as you want during that time at no extra cost.

Children (under 17)

Free

Children go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. (Max 2 children per paying adult; does not apply to group bookings or school visits). Children must be accompanied at all times.

 

Canterbury Students

Free

Students studying full-time at local universities - Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts - enjoy FREE entry with their student ID.

English Heritage Members

20% discount on visitor entry

  • Not valid with other promotions or offers.
  • Discounts applies to tickets bought on the door at our Visitor Centre only. Discount is not available for online booking. Standard price admission tickets cannot be refunded and exchanged for discounted tickets.
  • English Heritage members can also claim a 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop, online and in store. Valid until 31 March 2023. T&Cs apply.

Cathedral Pass

Locals can enjoy unlimited visits for the equivalent of just 10p per month!

You may be eligible for a Cathedral Pass if you:

  • work in the old city of Canterbury
  • live within 4 miles of Bell Harry tower, including within The Precincts
  • are a member of the Cathedral Congregation
  • are immediate family of a Cathedral staff member
  • are a member of any church in the diocese (on the parish electoral roll or equivalent)

Our Cathedral Pass cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers.

Apply for The Cathedral Pass

Event calendar

Have a look at the range of events Canterbury Cathedral has on offer below.

 

 

What's on

There’s something for everyone – see what exciting events are currently taking place.

See what's on

Service times

Daily Eucharist   08:00
Lunchtime Eucharist   12:30 (Wednesdays and Feast Days only)
Daily Choral Evensong*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.

Services

Online worship

Every day the Cathedral’s services are broadcast on our YouTube channel. It’s perfect for when you are unable to be here in person. 

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Find us

We can't wait to welcome you to the Cathedral

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.

Address

Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
Canterbury
CT1 2EH
United Kingdom

Parking 

Parking in the Cathedral grounds is only available for Blue Badge holders, subject to limited availability and prior arrangement. There are several public car parks nearby. 

Find out more

Donate

Your donations directly contribute to the Cathedral’s conservation – providing a space of worship, learning and fun for generations to come. Thank you, from all at Canterbury Cathedral, for considering supporting us in this way.

 

 

How can you help

It costs around £20,000 per day to ensure the Cathedral is a safe and beautiful place to visit and worship in. Your generosity helps not only with the upkeep of the Cathedral, but grants us the opportunity to keep serving our local, national, and international community.

See how you can get involved

Make a donation

We rely on the support of our incredible donors to sustain this magnificent building, where even the smallest of contributions can help in the biggest ways.

Fundraising

There are lots of ways you can raise money for Canterbury Cathedral. From organising a fundraiser with friends and family, to holding a sponsored event, or even taking on a personal challenge.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for a Cathedral Pass if you;

  • work in the old city of Canterbury
  • live within 4 miles of Bell Harry tower, including within The Precincts (check our postcode list)
  • are a member of the Cathedral Congregation
  • are immediate family of a Cathedral staff member
  • are a member of any church in the diocese (on the parish electoral roll or equivalent)

If you require assistance to apply, please email us at [email protected] or call on 01227 762862.

How long will my Cathedral Pass be valid for?

In order to ensure that we have up-to-date contact details for our Pass holders, we have introduced a five-year term for the new Cathedral Pass, with the opportunity to renew your Pass before it expires. 

 

Can I still access Cathedral services of worship for free if I don’t have a Cathedral Pass?

Yes. There is no charge to attend our services of worship, and everyone is welcome.

January-March 2023

NEW What's On Guide

Your guide to events, services, family-friendly activities and new visitor experiences at Canterbury Cathedral.

What other types of membership do you offer?

You can also support Canterbury Cathedral via our Friends of Canterbury Cathedral membership. Becoming a Friend is not only about preserving an iconic building; it’s about being part of a community. Friends’ membership benefits include free entry to the Cathedral, an exclusive Programme of Events, regular publications and e-newsletters, and a 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop and the Lodge.

You can also become a Becket Patron with a donation of £750+ per annum, and join a distinguished group of passionate supporters with access to exclusive benefits.

Apply now

 

Apply for a Cathedral Pass to enjoy unlimited visits to Canterbury Cathedral and its grounds free of charge during visitor hours.

If you require assistance to apply, please email us at [email protected] or call on 01227 762862.

How To Apply

  1. Please read our Cathedral Pass FAQs carefully and make sure that you are eligible for a Pass before you apply. We are not able to easily offer refunds for applications made in error.
  2. Click the APPLY NOW link above and complete the application form, making sure that all required fields - marked with an * - are filled in.
  3. You will be asked to upload a photo of the applicant as part of the application. A jpeg, or standard phone photo should work fine.
  4. Make your payment (£6 per Cathedral Pass.)
  5. Please use the additional information box to include any other relevant info for your application. For example, name of local minister, or family member's job role.
  6. Take a note of your booking reference and quote it in all correspondence referring to your application.
  7. After completing the online form, send your proof of eligibility to [email protected]
  8. If there are further questions regarding your eligibility, our Cathedral Pass admin team will contact you.

After You Apply

Once you submit your online application and payment, we will check your eligibility.

If you work in the City of Canterbury. Please send to [email protected] a photograph of a payslip dated within the last 3 months (details of financial information should be covered), confirming that you work at a business within the city walls.

If you are a local resident. Please check your postcode against the most recent open register. Send a photograph of a recent posted piece of official mail which shows your name and address, such as a utility bill, to [email protected]. Details of financial information should be covered.

If you are a family member of a staff member. Please include the full name of the staff member in your online application. Our applications team will then check with them to confirm.

If you attend a church in the Canterbury Diocese. Please include the name of your church and minister in your online application. Our applications team will then check with them to confirm.

If you require assistance to apply, please email us at [email protected] or call on 01227 762862.

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