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What’s On At Canterbury Cathedral

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.

Cathedral Constables chat with a family of visitors

Security

The Cathedral takes the safety and security of all our worshippers and visitors very seriously. If you are coming to the Cathedral, please be aware that as a condition of entry we reserve the right to search any bags or luggage on entry. Our Cathedral Constables and Visits Teams are there for your safety, so please do cooperate fully with all security checks and support these vital members of our team as they carry out important work to keep us all safe and sound. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after thorough proper inspection at a designated area set aside for this purpose.

Our bag policy

Regrettably, we do not have a left luggage facility and we would prefer you do not bring large bags into the Cathedral. If you bring any luggage or bags, you must not leave them unattended as they may be treated as suspicious items and could be destroyed.


The Cathedral plays an active role in the community and is regularly used for community and/or public events, from university degree ceremonies to concerts and local schools’ commemoration services.

Below you will find details of our main public events, a more detailed Calendar View as well as News and Newsletters. The Videos will give you an insight into some of the work that goes on behind the scenes.

View our Summer 2021 What’s On Guide

To stay informed about events in the Cathedral, subscribe to our Newsletter, join us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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