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It costs £6000 a day to keep our historic Cathedral open

Visit us

Today people come from far and wide to visit us, and we look forward to welcoming you. Whether you are a pilgrim or a tourist, are interested in history, beautiful buildings or just want to come and have a cup of tea in the Abbot’s Kitchen, we hope that you enjoy your visit.


Author: Gemma Jones

Worship with us

Worship means different things to different people, so whether you are looking for a service to attend regularly, to light a candle or to spend some time soaking up the atmosphere of this ancient and holy place away from the noise of modern life, we hope St Albans Cathedral provides you with what you need.


Author: Gemma Jones

Adopt our Cathedral

Adopt St Albans Cathedral and support its future.


Author: Charlotte Campbell

A cutting edge 360 degree experience, enabling you to virtually walk around our historic Cathedral. Go behind the scenes and explore some of our hidden secrets including the bell chamber, stone store and our medieval watching loft.

Highlight events

  • Carols on the Hour

    Join us for one of the Cathedral's most popular festive events - services take place on the hour, every hour from 11am until 4pm, on 16 December. Read more

  • Live Nativity Trail

    Experience the Nativity of Bethlehem right here in St Albans on the afternoon of 16 December. Read more

  • Lessons and Carols

    An atmospheric candlelit service, featuring seasonal readings and music from the Cathedral Choirs, on 21 and 22 December. Read more

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