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

Sponsor a Stone on Edgar Tower

The Edgar Tower is one or Worcester's oldest structures. This impressive gateway was build in the early 1200's by order of King John, who is buried in Worcester Cathedral and whose legacy lives on in Magna Carta. It is grade 1 listed, schedule underthe AncientMonuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and listed in Historical England's 'Heritage at Risk' Register and still houses what is possiblythe oldest schoolroom in continuousin England.

We need to raise 250,000 to complete the restoration. Please help us by sponsoring a stone from 50, which will be engraved in your chosen initials. You will also receive a certificate containing your personal dedication of up to 30 words. Every donations and dedication is recorded in a commemorative ledger.

Please click here to go to the Edgar Tower page.

King John Portrait Competition
Click here to see the winners and their pictures The exhibition is open daily in the north Quire aisle until Thursday 27 October

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


Arhbishop_of_Canterbury.jpgVisit to Worcester Diocese by the Archbishop of Canterbury
See photographs taken during his visit
Visit out new online store

Vacancies -
Choral Scholarships for 2017/18 - Click here 

Newsletter Autumn/ Winter

Christmas Cheer!
Chistmas_Cheer_145.jpgSat 17 December, 7.30pm Worcester Cathedral Christmas Concert
For more information

Jethro Tull Christmas Concert 14 December
Tickets are now on sale
For more information

Download a Pilgrim Trail using the links below
Cathedral Events

11 - 27 October
King John Portrait Competition
Exhibition North Quire Aisle
Click here for more information

Tues 18 & Sat 22 Oct, 7.15pm & 9.30pm, Weds 19, Thurs 20, Fri 21 October, 8pm, Thurs 20 October 2pm matinee
Shakespeare's King John Tickets £16, (£12 matinee) from Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427
Please note each performance lasts 1 hour 35 minutes

Sat 22 October, 11am
Home for Good service
Recognising fostering and adoption

Fri 21 & Sat 22 October, 1pm
Talks by King John's Tomb
£5 pay at the Cathedral Shop

Tues 25 & Wed 26 October, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm
Get Hands-On in the Cathedral this October Activities for young people and their families
Click here for more information

Thurs 27 & Fri 28 October, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm
'Stem' Big Draw Art Event
Free event for families
Click here for more information

Thurs 27 Oct, 6.15pm
Youth Support Service Lecture
given by Nick Hardwick
Chairman of the Parole Board
Free to attend, booking not required
Click here for more information

Sat 29 October, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Adrian Lord Luchtime Piano Recital
Free admission, retiring collection

Sat 5 November, 12 noon
Seeking the Supernatural in Early Printed Books
Speaker Darren Oldridge
Click here for more information

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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 11am Turn up for a tour on Sat 22 October

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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