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CATHEDRAL CLOSURES

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

2019

Friday 6 December 1.30pm - 2.30pm | There will be restricted visitor access to the Presbytery due to a King's School music event taking place.

Saturday 7 December 12.30pm - 1.30pm | The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors for the Walsingham Cell Mass. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.
2.15pm - 4pm | There will be restricted visitor access because of the Christingle Service. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.

Tuesday 10 December 1pm - 2pm | There will be some restrictions to visitor access in the Octagon for the Pre-School Alliance Carol Service.
2.15pm - 3pm | There will be restricted visitor access due to the King's Acremont Carol Service. Please note: The last guided tour will start at midday today. Tower tours will be available during the afternoon, weather permitting.

Wednesday 11 December 9.30am - 11am | There will be restricted visitor access due to the St Mary's School Carol Service.
11.30am - 4.30pm | There will be restricted visitor access to the Octagon at times, due to rehearsals for the Soham Village Carol Service. Please note: tower tours will be available as usual. Guides will be available through the day but no ground floor tours will take place.

Thursday 12 December 1.45pm - 3pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the King's Junior Carol Service. Please note: The last guided tour will start at midday today. Tower tours will be available all day, weather permitting.

Friday 13 December 10.30am - Midday | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the King's Ely Carol Service. Please note: guided tours and tower tours will start at midday today.

Saturday 14 December 1.30pm - 3pm | There will be restricted visitor access due to for the Community Carol Sing-Along. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.

Sunday 15 December 12.45pm - 2.30pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Royal Papworth Carol Service. Please note: Tower tours will be available during the afternoon, weather permitting.

Monday 16 December 9.30am - 4pm | Organ tuning. The Cathedral remains open to visitors and tours take place as normal.

Tuesday 17 December 9.45am - 11.15am | The Cathedral will be closed for the Lantern School Carol Service. Please note: Guided tours and tower tours will start after the service.

Wednesday 18 December 10am - 11am | Visitor access to the Octagon will be restricted due to the Highfield School Christingle.

Tuesday 24 December Midday - 1pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Crib Service. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.
3pm - 4pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Crib Service. Everyone is very welcome to join the service. Please note: Tower tours only will be available during the morning.

Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December | Please note that the Cathedral will be open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but no tours or tower tours take place. The Stained Glass Museum, Refectory, Almonry and shops will be closed.

Monday 30 December 1pm - 5.30pm | The Cathedral will be closed for performances of The Snowman. Tickets available here.

Thursday 9 January 9.30 - 4pm | Organ tuning. The Cathedral will remain open to visitors. All tours will take place as usual.

The Chapter apologise for any inconvenience