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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. 

Find out more


Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.

Worshipping Community Roll Application Form

Telling us you are one of our Community

Anyone over the age of 16 who regularly worships in the Cathedral or who is involved in the work or activities of the Cathedral on a regular basis and who wishes to identify themself as a member of the Canterbury Cathedral family is encouraged to register on our Community Roll.  

The Cathedral Community is vibrant, diverse and open, seeking to live in tune with heaven and in touch with daily life,  reflecting the inclusivity, complexity and richness of the life of a cathedral which welcomes people of all faiths and none to attend and, if they wish, participate in communal worship or to find a space for reflection, meditation or prayer.  

Worshippers, supporters, volunteers and staff all have distinct but vital gifts and roles to play - and we are keen to know who you are and how we can stay in touch with you.

Registration on the Community Roll allows you to opt-in to receiving particular communications (such as news and events information), and to hear about ways of becoming even more involved.


How to join the Community Roll

Simply complete the Application Form below and make one of the declarations of eligibility.

Please note that joining the Cathedral’s roll does not mean you cannot also be on the roll of a parish; a number of those who participate in the life of the Cathedral also regularly worship in a parish church.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: [email protected]

Personal Details

If you make declaration A or B your name will automatically be added to the Cathedral electoral roll meaning that you will be entitled to stand for election as a lay Deanery Synod representative and will be able to vote in such elections in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Church Representation Rules and Cathedrals Measure 2021. If, at this point in time, you are unable to make declaration A or B, but can do so in the future, please contact [email protected] and we will amend our records by adding your name to the Cathedral electoral roll.



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