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Upcoming Closures

Upcoming Closures

The Cathedral plays an active role in the community and it, or parts of it, are at times closed for general visiting due to services or special events. Therefore, always check opening times before visiting.

The Cathedral and precincts are huge and even when major parts of the Cathedral are closed for visiting, there will be plenty to explore. The following list includes forthcoming closures. You may also contact the Visits Office to discuss the timing of your visit.

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July 2017

Saturday 1st

09:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The Cathedral is closed all day for Ordinations.

Thursday 6th

09:00 - 13:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closure
The Cathedral is closed for visiting until 13.00 hrs for the King's School Commemoration Service.

Monday 10th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Tuesday 11th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Wednesday 12th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Thursday 13th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Friday 14th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for University of Kent Graduations.

Thursday 20th

13:30 - 15:45 Nave
Nave closed
The Nave and Martyrdom are closed from 13.30 until 15.45 hrs for Simon Langton Girls' School Commemoration Service. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

Saturday 22nd

12:30 - 14:45 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed from 12.30 until 14.45 hrs for a wedding. The rest of the Cathedral is open as usual.

Sunday 23rd

09:00 - 18:00 Cathedral
Nave and Quire closed
The Nave and Quire are closed for services all day today. Only the CRypt is open for visiting.

September 2017

Tuesday 12th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for Canterbury Christ Church University Graduations.

Wednesday 13th

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave and Chapter House closed
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House are closed all day for Canterbury Christ Church University Graduations.

October 2017

Monday 2nd

09:00 - 13:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closed
The whole Cathedral is closed for visiting until 13.00 hrs. Everywhere except the Crypt will then open. The Crypt will remain closed all week.

Tuesday 3rd

09:00 - 18:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed all week. The rest of the Cathedral remians open for visiting as usual.

Wednesday 4th

09:00 - 18:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed all week. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Thursday 5th

09:00 - 18:00 Crypt
Crypt closed
The Crypt is closed all week. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.

Friday 6th

09:00 - 14:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closure
The whole Cathedral is closed until 14.00 hrs for a private service. The Cathedral will be open for visiting from 14.00 except the Crypt which will remain closed all day.

Tuesday 10th

09:00 - 14:00 Cathedral
Cathedral closure
The whole Cathedral is closed until 14.00 hrs for a private service.
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