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Cathedral’s South Precincts to Reopen

Cathedral’s South Precincts to Reopen

In response to the Government’s easing of restrictions on the use of parks and open spaces, from Saturday 6 June 2020 Canterbury Cathedral will reopen the South Precincts and some gardens on a limited basis to welcome small numbers of visitors to enjoy our quiet open spaces.

To abide by Government guidance, only the South Side of the Precincts will open. The Cathedral will remain closed for now.

This is the first stage of our phased reopening to the public, and to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, several new measures have been introduced. These will include:

  • FREE ENTRY – precinct entry charges are temporarily suspended
  • New precinct opening times:
    • Monday to Friday: 16.30 – 20.00
    • Saturdays & Sundays: 10.00 – 16.00
  • No refreshments or toilet facilities available
  • Picnics will not be permitted in the Precincts
  • Dogs must be kept on leads
  • For your safety, please:
    • follow the signs and guidance from our Cathedral Constables
    • maintain a 2 metre physical distance from others
    • wait at narrow entry and exit routes for others to pass
    • respect ‘no entry’ signs and follow the rules
    • avoid touching surfaces
    • return home if you are feeling unwell

We need your help

The coronavirus crisis means that we need your support more than ever.

The Cathedral does not receive any funding from the Church, the Crown, or the Government and during this time we have had no income from visitors, our Shop, nor the Cathedral Lodge hotel and conference centre.

To help secure the future of Canterbury Cathedral, one of the world’s most significant Holy Places, where worship and pilgrimage have been part of daily life for over 1,400 years, please donate what you can.

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