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 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:30am - 4pm

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 Catherdral. For information on how to join email or download a membership application form.

Christmas opening times
The Cathedral
open every day 7am – 6pm
Cloister Café
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Mon – Sat 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sun – 10.30am – 4pm
Cathedral Shop
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Fri 2 January
Mon – Sat 10am – 4.30pm Closed Sundays in the winter
Chapter Office
Will close at 2.30pm on Christmas Eve and re-open on Fri 2 January at 8.30am

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Cathedral Voluntary Choir
sing at Fortnum and Masons - see press release


Job Vacancy - Assistant Bass Lay Clerk

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Cathedral Events

Tues 2 December - Tues 6 January
Experience Christmas.
A free family activity taking you on the road to Bethlehem

Sat 6 December - Sun 4 January, 9am - 5pm
Festival of Christmas Trees in the Cloister.
Free admission, donations appreciated

Mon 22 and Tues 23 December, 6.30pm
Traditional service of nine lessons and carols sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Tickets not required, arrive early to secure a seat.

Christmas Eve
Wed 24 December
3pm Crib Service with carols
(especially for children)
5.30pm Evening Service with carols
11.30pm Midnight Eucharist
President: Canon Dr Michael Brierley,
Preacher: The Dean.
With sign interpreter for the deaf.

Christmas Day
Thurs 25 December
10.30am Christmas morning Eucharist
President & Preacher: The Bishop of Dudley
4pm Evensong with Carols

Tues 6 January, 5.30pm
Sung Eucharist for Epiphany

Sun 11 January, 6.30pm
Epiphany Carol Service

Mon 19 January, 5.30pm
Sung Eucharist for St Wulfstan's Day

Mon 2 February, 5.30pm
Sung Eucharist for Candlemas

Tues 3 - Thurs 19 February
Early Modern Travel Cathedral Library Exhibition Dean's Chapel
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This week’s blog is about Horace, the Jesuits in Early Modern England.

Things to see and do on days out

December - February Sat 11am & 2.30pm
March - November Mon - Sat
11am and & 2.30pm 
£4 per adult, accompanied children free. Pay for your tour at the Cathedral shop.

Guided Tours

The tower is now closed until Easter.

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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