St Albans Cathedral Houses

St Albans Cathedral
Sumpter Yard
St Albans


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The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban is the seat of the Bishop of St Albans and serves the Diocese of St Albans in the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, the Borough of Luton and the London Borough of Barnet.

The cathedral is a centre of worship and mission with a world renowned musical tradition and a highly regarded Education Centre. Ecumenical links are strong with honorary ecumenical chaplains from the Roman Catholic, Free Church, Lutheran and Russian Orthodox traditions. Regular services are conducted in the cathedral by the ecumenical chaplains who take full part in the life of the place.

The Cathedral is open from 0800 to 1745 all year round. (We close at 1300 on Christmas Day)

Please enter by the West Door.

The Information Desk is open from 10:30 - 16:30 Monday to Saturday. Telephone +44(0)1727 860780

Occasionally events taking place in the cathedral might make it necessary restrict access to parts of the building. Before travelling to visit the Cathedral you are advised to telephone to check the current situation.

Guided Tours are offered by the Honorary Guides at 1130 and 1430 on Weekdays, 1130 and 1400 on Saturdays and 1430 on Sundays. Tours for visiting adult parties can be booked through the Cathedral Office +44 (0) 1727 860780.

Leaders of school parties should contact the Cathedral Education Centre +44 (0) 1727 890212.

There are facilities for disabled visitors who should enter by the east end Slype door. There is a Touch and Hearing centre and a braille guide plan. The public address system has an inductive loop facility and hearing aids should be tuned to 'T'.

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VenueSt Albans Cathedral
AddressSumpter Yard, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY
Opening times9am - 5.45pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeHouses

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