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We know that people travel long distances to visit Ely Cathedral so we try to minimise periods of closure as much as possible. Very occasionally Ely Cathedral may need to close its doors to visitors for a service, event, filming or maintenance or restrict visitors from certain parts of the cathedral. As soon as we know about a closure the information will be posted here.

Please remember to check this page for any last minute changes prior to your visit as some events may have to be arranged at short notice. Contact Ely Cathedral West Door Desk +44 (0)1353 660344 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email gro/lardehtacyle//stisiv


Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic the Cathedral has ceased to offering public worship for the time being. The clergy will continue the Cathedral's pattern of daily prayer and the celebration of the Eucharist, however this will not be public worship that everyone can attend, but an offering of prayer and praise for the nation and for the world.

In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors the shops, refectory and Almonry are closed. All group visitors, tours and tower tours are currently suspended, and the Stained Glass Museum is closed.

Ely Cathedral will continue to remain open during the day for private prayer and reflection. We will also continue to regularly engage with our global audiences and local community through our digital channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Please use the website and social media to stay in touch.