The_Dean__in_red_cope_smaller.jpgThe Very
Peter Atkinson


Worcester Cathedral is a magnificent sight as it rises majestically above the River Severn. Worcester has been the seat of a bishopric since the Seventh Century, and the Cathedral was served by monks until the Reformation. St Oswald and St Wulfstan were among the bishops. Since the Eighteenth Century, the Cathedral has been famous for its part in the annual Three Choirs Festival, the oldest choral festival in existence. Today the Cathedral is the centre of a vibrant community of clergy and laypeople, offering the praises of God each day, serving the city and diocese of Worcester, and attracting visitors from all over the world.

Peter Atkinson, Dean

Daily Services
Sunday Service
7.30am Matins
10.30am The Cathedral Eucharist
8.00am Holy Communion
4.00pm Evensong or Evening Prayer
On some Sundays there is an additional Service at 6:30pm
Monday to Saturday Services
7.30am Matins
11.30am Holy Communion (Friday)
1.05pm Holy Communion (Wednesday)
8.00am Holy Communion
1.05pm Prayers for Sick (Monday)
5.30pm Evensong or Evening Prayer
For other services, and changes to the above, please see the
notice boards or our Monthly Service Scheme

The Cathedral Shop is Open

10:00am -5:00pm Monday to Saturday
12noon - 4pm Sundays
Come and see our great new range of gifts, books, cards and CD's.

Cloister Cafe

Monday to Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm

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Be A Benefactor

Edgar_Tower_for_website_150.jpgA regular gift is one of the most valuable ways you can support Worcester Catherdral. You can become a Benefactor of Worcester Cathedral by making an annual gift of £250 for one person or £400 for a couple.

Each year, you will be invited to attend one of the Christmas carol services and a drinks reception hosted by the Dean. The carol services are always heavily oversubscribed so we reserve seats for Benefactiors on the Quire area, near to the Cathedral choir. Befefactors are also invited to the Benefactors Thanksgiving service and drinks reception in June and every three years to an Evensong at the Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral.

Please click here for the Benefactors of Worcester Cathedral leaflet and donation form.
To discuss your gift please telephone us on 01905 732912 or

Cathedral Events

The Cathedral is open everyday
7.30am - 6pm 

Monday 11 - Sunday 24 February, 10am - 4pm
The Great Tudor Quest
Explore Worcester's Tudor heritage through this interactive quest

Tuesday 12 - Sunday 24 February, 10am - 4pm
Arthur:The Lost Tudor Prince
A fascinating audio-tour around a gallery of images and artefacts
Chapter House

Wednesday 13 February, 7.30pm
Meditative Prayer Group
All welcome

Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 February, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm
Messy Church
Craft activities for children and families
Free, donations appreciated

Thursday 14 & 28 February, 12.15 - 12.55pm
Lunchtime Recital
Free, retiring Collection

Friday 15 - Sunday 24 February
See event page for details of individual events

Friday 15 February, 7.30pm
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Concert by The Sixteen choir and orchestra joined by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir
Tickets from or 0333 010 2850

Saturday 16 February, 9am - 3pm
The Elegant Tudor Hand
Calligraphy workshop led by local artist Dr Elizabeth Beattie

Saturday 16 February, 10.30am - 11am
Living History Talk: The Life of Mary Arden
The Guesten, 15 College Green

Saturday 16 February, 11.30am-12pm
Living History Talk: Magic in the Tudor Period SOLD OUT
The Guesten, 15 College Green

Saturday 16 February, 1.30pm-2pm
Living History Talk: A Medieval Monk's Life
The Guesten, 15 College Green

Saturday 16 February, 2.30pm - 3pm
Living History Talk: Powick Bridge and The Battle of Worcester
The Guesten, 15 College Green
Tickets from 

Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 February, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm
Tudor Craft Activities
Free half-term activities for children and families.
Lady Chapel

Thursday 21 February, 6pm
The Annual Worcester Lecture: 'Moral Courage In The Law'
By Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court of the UK
Free, all welcome

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See our latest film about family activities when visiting the Cathedral 


Things to see and do on days out
Turn up for a Tour
January and February, Sat 11am & 2.30pm
March - November, Mon - Sat 11am & 2.30pm
£6 per adult until the end of 2019, accompanied children free 
Pay for your tour at the Cathedral shop or at the credit card donation point by the Welcome Desk in the Nave.

Guided Tours

Click here for planned opening times in 2019


Information about bell ringing including ringing times

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