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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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Leaving a Legacy to Worcester Cathedral

Leaving_a_LegacyA gift in your Will is one of the most special and enduring ways that you can support Worcester Cathedral and play an important part in preserving it for future generations.

A legacy gift to Worcester Cathedral is free from inheritance tax and may reduce your inheritance tax rate if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity. You can donate a fixed amount, an item or specific gift, or what is left after other gifts have been given out (the Residue of your estate).

Please click here to download the Legacy leaflet.
To discuss or inform us about a gift in your will to Worcester Cathedral, please contact us on 01905 732912 or

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Please click here for information about the Cathedral's Undercroft Centre for Learning Project




The Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of the Head of The King's School, Matthew Armstrong. Matthew has not only been an outstanding Head, but he and Kate have been active members of the Cathedral community and strongly supportive of the Cathedral Choir. Matthew served as a member of the Cathedral Council. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kate, with Matthew's family, and with the whole School community at this sad and difficult time.

Cathedral Events

The Cathedral is open everyday
7.30am - 6pm 
For Cathedral events see What's On

10 - 26 August
Discover Something Different
Tours, talks, trails and events for adults and children

12.15pm - 1.15pm
23 & 24 August - Medieval Library Tour
22 Aug - Tudor Library Tour
Tickets all £6 pp - more info

20 & 24 August
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Cathedral Upper Reaches Tour
Tickets £6.50pp - more info 

Wednesday 21 & 28 August, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Drop-in Knit & Natter
St John Chapel 

Thursday 22 Aug, 10am - 11am
Tudor Legacy Talks
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (costumed talk)
Buy tickets here 

Thursday 22 Aug, 1pm - 2pm
Tudor Legacy Talks
The Dressing of a Tudor Queen (costumed talk)
Buy tickets here 

24 Aug, 10am - 4.30pm
Flower Power Day - Free
Talks 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm
Talks £5pp per talk (01905 611427)

Sunday 25 August, 2pm
Pet Blessing Service
All welcome

Up to 2 September
Cutting Corners: Colour Works
Exhibition by Sara Hayward RCA
Around the Nave

Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm
The Fruit of Silence
Concert by City of London Sinfonia and Worcester Cathedral Choir
Tickets from

Friday 25 October, 7.30pm
Das Rheingold Wagner Opera

For more events over the coming months -

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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

Bellringing practice is usually held on Monday evenings

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