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St Paul's Cathedral is closed in response to COVID-19 prevention measures

Update on 19 March 2020: For public safety the Cathedral has closed. The Cathedral Ministers are continuing worship and prayer on behalf of all.

17 March 2020

St Paul’s Cathedral has closed for tourism and services from today, Tuesday 17 March. The Cathedral has been acting in accordance with Government and Church of England advice since the outbreak of COVID-19. Following today’s advice from the Church of England on the suspension of services, and updated Government information, the Cathedral has decided to suspend all public services and tourism at the Cathedral until further notice. This will be regularly reviewed.

Services will continue to be said at the Cathedral by the clergy without members of the public in attendance. 

The Cathedral will seek opportunities to deliver its mission in a different way, including through digital media and continue to serve its community through online content. Refunds for pre-booked tickets will be available.

The Very Revd David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral said “St Paul's has been a sign of hope for the City of London for many centuries. We are determined this will continue. As a community we will keep praying for the needs of others, the city and the world. The Christian faith is that, no matter what happens, we can trust in the love of God for us and share that love with one another. As isolation is being encouraged in our society for reasons of physical health, so together with people of faith and no faith, we will be encouraging different ways of coming together for our mental and spiritual health.” 

Ticket holders who have booked directly with the Cathedral up until the end of June 2020 should please contact us to discuss alternative options, including rescheduling, converting to an annual pass (for no extra cost) or a full refund. Please reply to your confirmation email or contact us on including your order number. For customers with bookings made with our sales partners, please contact your point of sale to reschedule or to request a refund.

For those already in possession of our Annual Passes or open dated tickets issued by the Cathedral. Should your pass or ticket expire whilst the Cathedral is closed, meaning you miss the opportunity to use it (again), then we will gladly offer a relevant solution for you to visit us once we do re-open. We will post further details online ahead of when that time may be. 

The St Paul’s Cathedral website will be kept updated with our further news and our re-opening plans to safely welcome you back into the Cathedral.