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Planned Closures

Thursday 2 June 2022

Due to a wedding taking place at 12noon, the Cathedral will be closed for visiting between 11am and 1.30pm. We will endeavour to reopen earlier if possible.

Saturday 18 June 2022

Due to the Centenary Service for St John Ambulance Cadets taking place at 10am, our visiting hours will be slightly different, we will open from 11.30am until 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). 

Thursday 23 June 2022

Due to a service taking place in the Nave, the Cathedral will close for general visiting between 1pm (last entry
12.30pm) and 3.30pm on Sunday 23 June. 

We will still be open for visitors from 10am until 1pm, and will reopen at 3.30pm (earlier if possible), until 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). 

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. 

Restrictions during normal visiting hours

While the Cathedral is open to general visits, not all areas of the Cathedral may be accessible. 

There is currently no entry off College Green; entry is via the North Porch in College Yard (opposite the High Street).

Parts of the East End of the Cathedral are currently closed due to storm damage (there is therefore no access to the Lady Chapel or Dean's Chapel or the North Quire Aisle). The Quire, which includes King John's tomb and Prince Arthur's Chantry, is now open for visiting. 

The West Gardens are currently closed due to building works taking place.

From time to time when we have weddings, funerals, memorial services or other events in the Quire, the East End of the Cathedral will be closed. However where possible we will give access to the Nave and Cloister during visiting hours.

We are not always able to give advance notice of closures but where possible we will include details on this webpage. If you would like further advice on your visit, please contact

If you are planning a visit some time ahead you may want to take the following information into consideration:

  • Monday - Saturday: Access to the East End of the Cathedral and the Crypt begins to be restricted shortly before 5pm as we prepare for our daily service of Choral Evensong (or Evening Prayer) at 5.30pm. General visiting ends at 5pm, last entry at 4.30pm.
  • Sunday: We hold our main Sung Eucharist at 10.30am; all are welcome to attend, but the Cathedral does not open for visiting until 1pm. There is also Choral Evensong at 4pm and last entry for general visiting is 2.30pm, with closure to visitors at 3pm. 

Please visit our website again prior to your visit, to check opening hours and current restrictions.