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 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 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

Principal Bass Lay Clerk ,Counter Tenor Choral Scholar and Qualified Stonemason jobs - Click here 

King John Portrait Competition 2016

Newsletter Summer 2016

Sun 12 June, 4pm
Civic Service celebrating
the ninetieth birthday of
HM The Queen
All Welcome

Download a Pilgrim Trail using the links below
Cathedral Events

14 May - 12 June
Voices and Visions Exhibition
An exhibition of artwork from schools throughout Worcestershire

Fri 20 May, 7.30pm
Purely Bach 3
Concert by the Choristers and Lay
Clerks of Worcester Cathedral
Tickets £5 - £15 from
Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427

Thurs 26 May, 12.15 - 12,55pm
Lunchtime Organ Duet by
Justin Miller (Sub Assistant Organist)
and Richard Cook (Organ Scholar)
Worcester Cathedral
Free admission, retiring collection

Thurs 26 May, 5.30pm
Sung Eucharist for Corpus Christi

Sat 28 May, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime recital by
Victoria Welsh Male Voice Choir
Free admission, retiring collection

Sat 4 June, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Lunchtime recital by
Cheltenham Choral Society
Free admission, retiring collection
For more information

Fri 10 June, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Free Piano and Organ recital by
Richard Cook and Matthew Gibson
Worcester Cathedral
Free admisison, retiring collection

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

Sun 12 June, 4pm
Civic Service Celebrating
HM The Queen's 90th Birthday

Sat 18 June, 7pm
English Association of
Male Voice Choirs Concert
Tickets from 01905 821659

Thurs 16 June, 12.15 - 12.55pm
Lunchtime recital by
Philip Rushforth
Director of Music Chester Cathedral
Free admission, retiring collection

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This week’s Library blog is The Charms and Tribulations of Edward IV in Raymond’s ‘History of England’

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 2.30 tour on Friday 20th May

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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