Saint Bavo's Cathedral is primarily a church and the bishop's church of the diocese of Ghent.
Since the construction works for the visitor center "Lam Gods Sint-Baafs" started, the daily Eucharistic celebration takes place at 11 am in St. Nicholas Church. This church is located 200 m from the cathedral. On Sundays and public holidays, services still continue in the cathedral. The chapter services (Monday and Friday) and the daily services at 8.45 am take place in the crypt of the cathedral. Chapter services in the choir during summer period.
We refer for more specific guidelines to the parish magazine "Church and Life" and the website of the parish H. Sint-Jan De Doper: kerknet.be
The cathedral is the main church of the parish H. Sint-Jan De Doper in Ghent-Center. Except 1th of Jan (closed) the cathedral is open from 8:30 am till 5:30 pm.
Every sunday the cathedral is open from 10:00 am for the Holy Mass at 11:00 pm. Special religious ceremonies are announced in the parish magazine (Kerk en Leven).
Click here for an overview of the Sunday celebrations in the other churches in Ghent.