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.
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. If this is the case for you, please email ei.hcruhctsirhc@stneve.
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.
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.
Access to the crypt is included in a self-guided tour and a guided tour. Find out more about tour types and tickets here.
For queries regarding an exhibition, please contact ei.hcruhctsirhc@stneve
We no longer host wedding receptions.
Please email ei.hcruhctsirhc@sreerac.
For such queries, please contact ei.hcruhctsirhc@stneve.
For such queries, please contact ei.hcruhctsirhc@emoclew
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.
Yes. For such queries, please contact ei.hcruhctsirhc@emoclew.
Yes. For such queries, please contact ei.hcruhctsirhc@stneve
Breastfeeding is permitted, however, regrettably the cathedral does not have a dedicated space for breastfeeding.