Current Visiting Guidelines

These are the measures currently in place to help keep visitors safe during the pandemic.

Opening times

Please check here before your visit: current opening times.

Visitors are required to:

  • Wear a face covering during their visit in accordance with current government advice.

  • Sanitise their hands on arrival and on exit.

  • Scan the QR code or leave their contact details for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

  • Observe social distancing of 2 metres between households.

  • Stay at home if they either have any of the symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection, or have been told to self isolate.

​If you would like prayers or pastoral support while you are unable to attend the Cathedral, please email

As you plan your visit you may also like to know that:

  • There is no formal entry charge at the Cathedral and no tickets are needed. Visitors are asked to make a donation if they are able to, by contactless card or in cash. Donations are vital to help with Cathedral running costs.

  • Visitors can light a candle at one of the candle stands in the Cathedral and are invited to make a donation as they do so. There are instructions as to how to light candles hygienically. You can also do this online here: Light a candle.

  • You are welcome to take photos of the Cathedral for your personal use - please read our photographers' guidelines first.

  • The Cathedral grounds are open (except the Cloisters) and are a lovely place to walk on a fine day.

  • You can follow this link to buy a Cathedral Guide Book.

Peterborough Cathedral is authorised to use the Good to Go logo, the Industry Standard mark, meaning that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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