FAQ

Worship

Christ Church is an Anglican cathedral. Our pattern of worship and prayer is formed by The Book of Common Prayer. In keeping with the monastic roots of Christ Church Cathedral, we continue in the present day to preserve a rhythm of daily morning and evening prayer, both said and sung services. The cathedral Eucharist each Sunday morning, sung by our choir, is a highlight of the liturgical week for our cathedral community.

Click here to find out about daily and upcoming services.

There is no fee for attending a service or private prayer. All are welcome to join us online via our live stream too. 

We host weddings for those with a direct connection to the cathedral i.e. member of congregation.

Music

The cathedral choirs sing for choral services during term time on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Full details, including service times and information about the music, can be found here.

Visit

No. Eating and drinking is not permitted.

The cathedral Nave can be accessed via a ramp at the main entrance. Access to the Baptistery, Quire & Side Chapels is via steps only. For further information, please see our Accessibility Policy here.

No. There are no storage facilities available on site.

Only service animals are permitted entry into the cathedral.

No. Pre-booking is encouraged but not necessary. Please see here to pre-book your visit. Admission tickets can also be purchased on arrival.

Christ Church Cathedral is a registered charity, and we do not receive state aid. The running costs of the cathedral are €1.8 million a year. By purchasing a ticket, you are contributing towards the maintenance of Christ Church Cathedral and helping preserve it for future generations.

Our opening hours are currently being finalised on a month by month basis, and online tickets are made available soon after. We’d suggest keeping an eye on our website and social media for updates, or you can email ei.hcruhctsirhc@emoclew

Our opening hours are currently being finalised on a month by month basis. We’d suggest keeping an eye on our website and social media for updates, or you can email ei.hcruhctsirhc@emoclew

Depending on the tour type, visitors can spend anywhere between 40 minutes to 1.5 hour. It depends on the level of interest for each visitor. 

Photography is allowed, but flash photography is not permitted. Photography for  commercial purposes must be discussed with the cathedral office in advance, please email ei.hcruhctsirhc@emoclew. Please note permissions are not guaranteed. 

Combination tickets for Christ Church Cathedral and Dublinia are only available to purchase from the welcome desk of both sites. 

Pre-booking isn’t required with the Dublin Pass. Present the pass for scanning on arrival to our welcome desk. 

Pre-booking is required for the DoDublin Days Out Card. Please email ei.hcruhctsirhc@emoclew to book a date & time. 

Events

For queries regarding an exhibition, please contact ei.hcruhctsirhc@stneve

We no longer host wedding receptions. 

General

Please see here for our opening hours for visiting. Please see here for our worship and service times.

Donations can be made here. We are grateful to those that support the cathedral.

Christ Church Cathedral is one of Ireland’s most historic buildings and its story is fascinating. It started life as a Viking church almost 1,000 years ago, with the earliest manuscript dating the cathedral to its present location around 1030. For more information, please see our History section. 

Please contact ei.hcruhctsirhc@emoclew with as much detail/information as possible.

There is no car parking on the cathedral grounds. The nearest car park is Q Park Christ Church.

Breastfeeding is permitted, however, regrettably the cathedral does not have a dedicated space for breastfeeding.