We welcome you to this holy place which is both ancient and modern
Together we continue to serve the people of this area - those who are passing through, crossing the river, making a new home, coming to work or simply here to enjoy themselves – and the people who live here, in much the same way as our forebears did and, with all those who have gone before us, we do it all from a place of praise and worship of Almighty God.
Attending a Service
All are welcome to attend our acts of worship, the times for our regular services can be found here. Please note visiting restrictions may apply.
Recommended Visiting Times
If you do not wish to attend a service then you are very welcome to explore the Cathedral, we recommend visiting the Cathedral during the following times:
12.30pm – 3.00pm & 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Monday – Friday
9.00am – 5.00pm
9.30am - 3.45pm & 5.00pm - 6.00pm
The Cathedral plays an active role in the community, and there may be times when we are closed or areas of the Cathedral are restricted due to a service or an event taking place. We recommend you check our closures which can be found on our home page before visiting.
The Cathedral has established the practice of having hourly prayers throughout the day from 10.30am to 4.30pm. These prayers are led by our Day Chaplains and last approximately two minutes. During the prayers, all visitors are requested to remain still and are invited to join in saying The Lord's Prayer in their native language.
Photography & Filming
Anybody wishing to take photographs inside the Cathedral during their visit (for their own use) is asked to purchase a photo permit for just £1.00. This includes a beautifully produced souvenir map highlighting our most important memorials, stained glass windows and history of the Cathedral.
Photography is not permitted during our services or events.
Anybody wishing to photograph or film for other reasons such as commercial projects, promotional images, wedding photography or images for public broadcast should contact the Development Director by email or telephone on 020 7367 6704 for further details.
Drop In Tours
We offer a drop-in tour led by one of our Cathedral guides on the following days dependent on services and events taking place:
Wednesday at 2.00pm
Thursday at 2.00pm
Friday at 11.00am
Sunday at 1.00pm
These tours lasts around 45 minutes. The cost of a tour is £4.50 per person and is free for children under 16.
Please pay in the Cathedral Shop.
Souvenip Map and Cathedral Guidebook
There is also a Souvenir Map available which costs £1 and includes a photography permit, or the more extensive Cathedral Guidebook, priced at £4.50. Both of these items are available in the Cathedral Shop or from our Welcome Desk at the West Entrance.
Visitors can pick up free leaflets inside the Cathedral which have information and a basic map of the building. These leaflets are available in a number of different languages.
The Cathedral is a busy and active place of worship. All groups of 10 or more people must pre-book their visit. We are willing to consider large groups seven days a week, although these are subject to services and other activities taking place. We do also offer a wide range of tours which can be tailored to your needs. For further details please visit our Group Visits here.