Welcome to St Albans Cathedral

"It is a real joy as well as a relief to be able to let people into the Cathedral again, although of course for the time being we will have to be careful about numbers and distancing. I hope everyone will feel able to come and enjoy the peace and sense of presence, and perhaps to light a candle and pray for an end to the pandemic, and for those it has most badly affected". - The Very Reverend Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans.

Banner image: Dave Wood.

Opening Times

St Albans Cathedral is now open for visitors and worshippers. 

We’ve worked very hard to make sure that visitors, volunteers and staff can enjoy the Cathedral in the safest way possible and look forward to welcoming you soon.

Open daily | 8.30am - 5.30pm

Safety Measures

St Albans Cathedral has been awarded Visit England's "We're Good To Go" accreditation. 

We're Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

  • Entry to the Cathedral is via the Welcome Centre in Sumpter Yard or through the West End doors. 
  • Visitors are asked to keep two metres apart from other groups. 
  • Regular cleaning takes place throughout the day and hand sanitiser units are available in the Cathedral. 
  • Chairs have also been spaced out in the nave.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn in indoor areas.

Accessibility for all our visitors is an important part of our welcome and mission. For all information about access to the Cathedral, from step-free entrances for buggies and wheelchairs to accessible toilets, please click here.

We cater for children and young people at the Cathedral, including baby-changing facilities, buggy parking and children's activities. Find out how our younger visitors can make the most of their visit here.

The Cathedral and Abbot's Kitchen Café is pleased to be dog-friendly, but we kindly ask that they are kept on a lead. 


Photography is warmly encouraged on your visit, but we do not permit the use of tripods and drones due to health and safety risks. 

For any photography of filming requests, unique, personal or commercial, please contact [email protected] or call 01727 890210.

Getting here

The Cathedral is easily accessed via all forms of transport, but unfortunately visitor parking is not available.

Find out how you can find us here.