Current Visiting Guidelines

These are the measures currently in place to help keep visitors safe during the pandemic. During the current lockdown, visiting is limited to the nave only, for private prayer.

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 local. Anyone living outside the local area should not travel in to visit.

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

  • There is no 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.


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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