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 Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday 11:30am - 5pm

Shop_inside.jpg Cloister Cafe Now Open

Worcester Cathedral "Guild of Benefactors"

It costs over 2million p.a. to keep the Cathedral alive; 250,000 p.a. to maintain its stone fabric; 250,000 p.a. to provide and support the music. For 250 a year ( 69p a day you could become a member of the Worcester Cathedral "Guild of Benefactors" and join like minded people in helping to ensure and develop the future of the Cathedral. For information on how to join email or download a membership application form.

The Dean's Challenge

Cathedral appeals for Somme stories

Logo_King-John--Magna-Carta-Logo-Positive_small.jpgKing John,
Magna Carta and Worcester Cathedral Exhibition

Visit out new online store

1 - 29 August
Dressed for Drama

An exhibition of period costume from British television and film
Click here for more details and ticket information
Dressed For Drama Flyer

Vacanicies - Principal Bass Lay Clerk and Counter Tenor Choral Scholar - Click here 

Newsletter Summer 2016

King John Portrait Competition 2016

Download a Pilgrim Trail using the links below

Cathedral Events

11 - 26 June
All Fired Up
Exhibition by
Midland Potters Association
Dean's Chapel

Thurs 23 June, 12.15 - 12.55pm
Free lunchtime Organ Recital by
Richard Dunster-Sigtermans
Free admission, retiring collection

Thurs 23 June, 7pm - 8.15
Faith in the Public Sphere?
Inaugural lecture by
Professor Chris Baker
for the Malvern Conference
Free to attend
For more information

Fri 24 June, 13.10 - 13.50
Lunchtime Recital by St Julian's Primary School, Bath
Free admission, retiring collection

Sun 26 June
10.30am Ordination of Priests
2.30pm Ordination of Deacons
Visiting hours will be restricted on this day and restrictions to certian areas of the Cathedral will be in place. The Coffee Shop and Shop will be open as ususal. 

Mon 27 June, 12.15 - 1pm
Lunchtime Recital by
Rancocas Valley High School,
New York
Free admission, retiring collection

28 June - 3 July
Worcestershire's Somme
Exhibition of personal memorability from local people
Thurs 30 June, 12.15 - 12.55pm
Organ Recital by Richard Pinel
Assistant Director of Music
St George's Chapel, Windsor
Free admission, retiring collection

Fri 1 July, 2pm
Battle of the Somme
Service commemorating the centenary

Fri 1 July, 2pm
WW1 Worcester Cathedral Connections Tour
£5 pay at the Cathedral Shop

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This week’s Library blog is - Sciographia, or The Art of Shadows

Things to see and do on days out
Turn up for a Tour
March - November Mon - Sat 11am & 2.30pm
December - February Sat 11am & 2.30pm
£5 per adult, accompanied children free
Pay for your tour at the Cathedral shop.
Please note that there will be no 2.30pm tour on the 1st July and no 11am tour on the 8 July. 

Guided Tours

For opening times in 2016

The Cathedral is open from 7.30am - 6pm daily.

There will be occasions when certain areas of the Cathedral will be closed to the public due to services or events taking place. 

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