Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent

When Queen Elizabeth agreed to accept a group of Walloon refugees in Canterbury she gave them St Alphege's Church in which to worship. After a year this proved too small, so she and the Dean and Chapter allowed them to move into the Cathedral Western Crypt, which at that time was used for the storage of wood and coal. Since then there has always been an independent refugee Calvinist church in the crypt, which worships every Sunday at 1500 in French.

Opening Times

  • Friday 12 September: 1100-1200


Toilets available within the Precincts.

Additional information

Max 30 people per tour/session. Entrance to the Cathedral is charged but visitors can access this chapel separately.

Organised by

Canterbury Society/Huguenot and Walloon Chapel

Date last modified: 8th July 2014 at 14:30

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