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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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

Cathedral Events

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

5 - 20 October
Icons of the Twentieth Century Exhibition
Dean's Chapel

Wednesday 16, 23 & 30 October, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Drop-in Knit & Natter
St John Chapel 

Thursday 24 October, 12.15pm - 12.55pm
Lunchtime Recital
Free, retiring collection

Friday 25 October, 7.30pm
Das Rheingold Wagner Opera

25 October - 7 November
HeARTen Exhibition
Dean's Chapel

Saturday 2 November, 10am - 4.30pm
Holly & Ivy - botanicals drawing and painting workshop
Tickets from

Sunday 10 November, 10am
Remembrance Day Service
All welcome. Please note there is no parking available in College Yard

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 November, 10am - 4pm and Sunday 1 December, 12.30pm - 3.30pm 
Christmas Fayre in the Cloister
Quality gift and craft stalls. Mulled wine & mince pies in the Chapter House

Saturday 7 December - Wednesday 1 January
Christmas Tree Festival
Free, donations invited

**Tickets on sale now**
Saturday 14 December, 7.30pm
Tidings of Joy - Cathedral Christmas Concert
Performed by Worcester Cathedral Choir, Worcester Festival Choral Society and Worcestershire Youth Orchestra
Tickets from

**Tickets on sale now**
Saturday 21 December, 1.30pm, 4pm & 7pm
The Snowman and The Snowman & The Snowdog

Saturday 22 February, 12pm - 1pm
Tudor Legacies Talk in the Lady Chapel
Dressing of a Tudor Queen

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.
**Please note the Cathedral will be closed to visitors on Monday 21 October, 1pm - 4pm for a Memorial Service. There will be no Turn Up For A Tour at 2.30pm**

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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