St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral St Albans Cathedral

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday 31 October, the Cathedral will only remain open for private prayer and reflection from Thursday 5 December.

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St Albans Cathedral is a great place to visit for the whole family – whatever the weather! From the longest nave in England and an extensive collection of medieval wall paintings, to an exciting programme of activities and events and a brand new interactive exhibition with artefacts, audio visuals and an exciting digital tour of the Cathedral.

The history of St Albans Cathedral is rich and, over the centuries, this magnificent building has undergone several transformations. Step inside and you’ll find awe inspiring reminders of the Cathedral’s past as well as the inspiring story at its heart. These include the Shrine of St Alban, a site of national pilgrimage which has been a focal point for visitors and pilgrims alike for over 1700 years. The Nave of St Albans Cathedral is the longest in the country which, at 85 metres long, displays a striking selection of medieval wall paintings, one of the most extensive collections surviving today. Not only is the inside of the Cathedral, with its vast expanses of space and secluded, intimate chapels, it is located in the middle of acres of tranquil parkland, meaning that the Cathedral and surroundings is an oasis of calm just a short walk from the bustling market town of St Albans and a short train ride away from the frantic pace of central London.

Open daily 8.30am - 5.30pm

Price: no entry fee but a donation is suggested.

Guided Tours
The Cathedral has a team of trained volunteer Guides who welcome visitors, lead formal tours and are available to provide information.

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St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral,
Sumpter Yard,
St Albans,

Telephone: 01727 890 210

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Thomas Becket: His Portrayal Through Time / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-12-16T00:00:00Z">Wed 16 Dec 2020</span>Thomas Becket: His Portrayal Through Time / Wed 16 Dec 2020

Join us to mark the 850th anniversary of the death of St Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder at the hands of King Henry II’s men in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. His image is emblazoned ...

Introduction to Church History / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-09-24T00:00:00Z">Thu 24 Sep</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-12-10T00:00:00Z">Thu 10 Dec 2020</span> <span>(3 months)</span>Introduction to Church History / Thu 24 Sep to Thu 10 Dec 2020 (3 months)

Explore the history of the Church in this 10-week introductory course. This course covers the history of the Christian Church in a broadly chronological manner. Each of the sessions will focus on a particular period of...

Royal Witches in St Albans / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-12-03T00:00:00Z">Thu 03 Dec 2020</span>Royal Witches in St Albans / Thu 03 Dec 2020

Buried in St Alban's shrine in our Cathedral lies our only confirmed royal resident, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (d. 1447). A prince of England who was once heir to the throne, he met a sad end after his beloved wife wa...