St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral St Albans Cathedral

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 23 March, the Cathedral is closed to the public until further notice. In these increasingly uncertain times, we recognise that now more than ever people are looking for ways to engage with Cathedral worship. Live streams and recordings of our services can be found on our YouTube channel.

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.

Price: no entry fee but a donation is suggested.

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St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral,
Sumpter Yard,
St Albans,

Telephone: 01727 890 210

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When did the Middle Ages End? / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-15T00:00:00Z">Wed 15 Jul 2020</span>When did the Middle Ages End? / Wed 15 Jul 2020

Historians like to box up the past into neat categories. However, they often find themselves in disagreement about where the lines should be drawn be...

The World of Magna Carta and &apos;Bad&apos; King John / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-01T00:00:00Z">Wed 01 Jul 2020</span>The World of Magna Carta and 'Bad' King John / Wed 01 Jul 2020

In 1213 a group of nobles and clergy met in St Albans to discuss their grievances against 'Bad' King John. This meting would shape one of the most imp...

Online Heresies and the Church Course / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-06-02T00:00:00Z">Tue 02</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-06-30T00:00:00Z">Tue 30 Jun 2020</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Online Heresies and the Church Course / Tue 02 to Tue 30 Jun 2020 (1 month)

A heresy is a theological doctrine or system rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority. Although the Greek word αίρέσίς (heresy) was originally a...