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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.





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)


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


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.
  • Discount 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.
  • Valid until 31 March 2024. 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.


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. 


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.


Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
United Kingdom


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. 

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Saturday 27 May, 08:30 - 16:30

Demystifying Prayer with the Archbishop of Canterbury

A new initiative to create a space for the church to come together in prayer and conversation.

Starting in the Spring of 2023, Archbishop Justin will convene three or four gatherings each year within the Southern Province of the Church of England. The first of these will be held in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday, May 27th where Archbishop Justin will be supported by Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Dean. Rev. David Monteith, Rev. Richard Braddy, Rev. Mark Griffin, Lyndall Bywater (Canterbury Diocese Prayer Co-ordinator), The Chemin Neuf Community, Community of St Anselm, and the various churches and networks involved in praying for the Canterbury community, in association with the Diocese of Canterbury. Further locations will be announced later in the year.

The gatherings will aim to:

  • Bring various church communities together in prayer
  • Build unity in prayer by offering the church a chance to explore and experience the offerings of other denominations and traditions
  • Provide an opportunity for people to hear Archbishop Justin’s vision on prayer
  • Hear from key leaders on the impact of prayer in the world today
  • Resource those at the event, and the wider church, to develop or encourage corporate prayer in churches, schools, homes and workplaces

The goal is to strengthen existing initiatives and encourage the whole Church to explore new possibilities of how to pray.

This initiative is part of Archbishop Justin’s priority of Prayer and the Religious Life, and will include the Community of St Anselm, the ecumenical community of young Christians who live at Lambeth Palace for a year in prayer, study and service.

We encourage you to come and join us for the whole day but you are also welcome if you're only able to join us for part.

Free to attend. Refreshments and light lunch included.


On Saturday, May 27th, Archbishop Justin Welby will be leading us in morning prayers at St. Martin's Church, Canterbury, significantly the oldest church in continuous use in the English-speaking world. We will meet from 8:30am and then enjoy a casual Pilgrim's Prayer Walk from St. Martin's Church to Canterbury Cathedral for tea/coffee and refreshments before the main event.

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