COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 Updates

Current opening status: from Saturday 4 July 2020 St Paul's Cathedral is open for private prayer, 7 days a week 11am to 3pm. The Eucharist will be celebrated each day at St Paul's Cathedral. 

From Monday 13 July 2020, St Paul’s Cathedral will resume a full pattern of services each day and reopen for sightseeing visits. We strongly recommend that you pre-book your tickets to guarantee entry. 

Please note: In accordance with the Government's guidelines for places of worship, we will ask you to provide your name and contact details for the Test and Trace service. 

Please read more about the steps we are taking to keep everyone safe during your visit


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

The Very Revd David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral said at the time “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
Those who have booked directly with the Cathedral for visits before 13 July 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 admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk 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 customers in possession of our Annual Passes or open dated tickets issued by the Cathedral.
Should your Pass or ticket have expired whilst the Cathedral was closed, meaning you missed the opportunity to use it (again), or it expires in the month after our re-opening, then we will gladly offer a relevant solution for you to visit us from our 13 July 2020 reopening. So for expiry dates falling between 17 March 2020 and 13 August 2020:

  • Expired Annual Pass holders can apply for a replacement free Four Month Pass.
  • Expired open dated ticket holders can apply for a replacement free open dated ticket.

Please contact us on admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk including a photo or copy of your expired Pass or ticket. If applying for the Four Month Pass please include the guest name you wish added to each Pass and please be aware that Passes are non-transferable. 

Applications for replacements must be received by 30 September 2020.