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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 grounds 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 (aged 17 and under)


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 2025. 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 or Said Evening Prayer with Organ Meditation*   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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Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.

Sat 22 June, 10:30-15:00 in the Community Studio

FREE* St John’s Bible Family Event

Admire our copy of the stunning and inspiring St John’s Bible - written and decorated by hand in the 1990s and gifted to the Cathedral in November 2023.

Explore the stories that inspired the artwork contained in the pages of this stunning Bible and find out how these ancient scriptures are used today.

Learn fine writing in our calligraphy workshop, led by local calligrapher Julia Baxter, and create your own illuminated bible verse to take home.

This is a drop-in activity; no need to book.

The calligraphy workshop is suitable for ages 8+. Both children and adults welcome. There will also be activities suitable for younger children.

* Included free with a valid Cathedral Admission Ticket or Cathedral Pass. Children aged 17 and under go free (T&Cs apply).

Watch service recording

Evensong for The Saint John’s Bible

On Saturday 11 November, The Very Reverend Dr. David Monteith, Dean of Canterbury, received the Heritage Edition set of The Saint John’s Bible on behalf of Canterbury Cathedral.

The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program

The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program is an international initiative for individuals and institutions to explore the artistic and spiritual beauty of The Saint John’s Bible with fine art limited editions created under the direction of Donald Jackson, calligrapher.

Find out more about The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program here.


The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible created by a Benedictine monastery for more than 500 years. For Canterbury, the project harks back to the times when there was an active scriptorium at the cathedral priory.

The Heritage Edition set is a rare fine art reproduction of the original manuscript of The Saint John’s Bible. Only 299 Heritage Edition sets of The Saint John’s Bible exist in the world.

Jackson was commissioned 25 years ago by Saint John’s Abbey and University, Minnesota, to serve as the Artistic Director and Principal Illustrator of The Saint John’s Bible project.

Find out more about The Saint John's Bible here.

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