Message to hotel guests regarding Covid-19

24 Mar 2020

Dear Guest,

In light of the recent Government statement around non-essential contact, we regret that from today, Tuesday 24th March, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge will be required to temporarily close with immediate effect, as part of nationwide measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak.

I know this will be extremely disappointing for so many of you looking forward to staying at the hotel and I would like to reassure you that our reception team will be in contact with each of our guests over the next few days. If you would like to get in touch with us regarding a bedroom booking, please contact us at or if you have an event query, please contact us at

Combating this outbreak and keeping our guests and staff as safe as possible has to be our priority for the foreseeable future.

We sincerely value the relationship we have built up with so many of our guests over the years, with so many feeling like friends. On behalf of the whole Lodge team, we are really looking forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again, just as soon as we are able to.

We will, of course, be in touch with you via our social media channels and via our e-newsletter on a regular basis to update you on the re-opening of the hotel. However in the meantime, I’d like to take this opportunity to send you and your family my warmest good wishes for the future and to thank you once again for your kindness, understanding and support at this difficult time.

Canterbury Cathedral is also closed to the public until further notice though the resident clergy will maintain daily services which will be live streamed on the Cathedral’s website.


Yours sincerely


Richard Moppett

General Manager