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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. 

Find out more

A space to reflect, and connect with others

A space to reflect, and connect with others

A space to reflect, and connect with others

A space to reflect, and connect with others

Regular worship times

For more than 1,400 years God has been worshipped in Canterbury Cathedral. There’s history in every chime of our bells, and passion in every note sang by our choir. 

Whether you need a quiet time to reflect, are seeking comfort, or wish to introduce your loved ones to faith, you are warmly invited to join our worship and services at Canterbury Cathedral.
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. 

25 May – 23 June 2023

Organ Festival 2023

Enjoy recitals by renowned cathedral organists, and have a chance to play the Cathedral’s organ yourself.

  • Open Evening, 25 May
  • Peter Stevens, 9 June
  • William Fox, 16 June
  • Peter Holder, 23 June

Today's prayer

Prayers have been said at Canterbury Cathedral for more than 1,400 years and people of every age pray every day. Whether you are a child, young person or an adult, please join us in our daily prayer.


Send a prayer

Send your prayer via email here and continue the faith that has lasted for more than 1,400 years at Canterbury Cathedral.


Will I meet the Archbishop of Canterbury?

The Archbishop only visits the Cathedral at certain times of the year. You are unlikely to encounter him on your visit to the Cathedral. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England. He is 105th in a line which goes back more than 1,400 years to Augustine of Canterbury, sent from Rome in 597AD.

Our active community

There’s over 300 paid staff, supported by over 600 volunteers at the Cathedral, welcoming all into the grounds and building.

You may meet a range of people during your visit, from our Constables who keep the Precincts safe, to our Shepherds and guides who are always happy to answer any questions you have.


Our volunteers are a major part of the running of the Cathedral. Whether that’s our Flower Arrangers, Bellringers, Stewards, Sunday Club Assistants, Cathedral Guides, Chaplains or Learning Volunteers – they all make Canterbury Cathedral the welcoming and impressive place that it is.

Cathedral Constables

As well as keeping the Cathedral safe and secure, our constables are trained as first responders for fire and first aid emergencies.

Bell ringing

Listen to the Cathedral’s 20+ bells which are an important part of the Cathedral’s worship. Great Dunstan, the Cathedral’s largest bell, often commemorates services.

My Spirituality

David Holton


"When I did my assistants training I took part in a candlelight pilgrimage one evening around the Cathedral. It was led by Canon Clare Edwards. Her lovely voice singing prayers was truly inspirational to me. It rekindled my faith, which had been absent since my teens.

Then with the help of Clare and the Reverend Bill Hornsby, it culminated in me being confirmed by Bishop Trevor on Easter Saturday in 2018.

This has changed my life."

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