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

Edgar_Tower_for_website_150.jpgThe Edgar Tower is one of Worcester's oldest structures. This impressive gateway was built 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 a grade 1 listed Ancient Monument and in Historic England's 'Heritage at Risk register.

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 donation and dedication is recorded in a Commemorative Ledger.
Please click here to go to the Edgar Tower page.

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Festival of Christmas Trees
 Christmas_Tree_Festival.jpgVisit the glittering avenues of Christmas trees in the Cloisters until 5 January


Newsletter Autumn/ Winter 2016

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Christmas Services and Events at Worcester Cathedral

'Christmas from Worcester Cathedral –
A Tribute to Sir David Willcocks'
CD featuring the Cathedral Choir and the Worcester Festival Choral Society
Click here for more information

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

26 November - 18 December
Exhibition Celebrating 475 years of the King's School, Worcester
Dean's Chapel

Weds 14 December, 7.30pm
Advent Lectures
The Guesten, 15 College Green
For more information

3 December - 5 January
Festival of Christmas Trees
Free admission, donations appreciated

5 December - 5 January
Experience Christmas
A series of installations around the Cathedral for families to follow

Sat 10 December, 7.30pm
Handel's Messiah
Concert by Worcester Festival Choral Society
For more information

Sun 11 December, 8pm
Music to Celebrate Christmas
Chapter 8 Concert
Supporting Maggs Day Centre
For more information

Wed 14 December, 7.30pm
Jethro Tull Concert

Sat 17 December, 7.30pm
Christmas Cheer!
Concert by Worcester Cathedral Choirs & Worcester Festival Choral Society
For more information

Sun 18 December, 4pm
Music and Readings for Christmas

Wed 21 December, 7.30pm
Worcester News Carol Service
Tickets from Worcester News

Thurs 22 and Fri 23 December, 6.30pm
Cathedral Carol Service
Tickets not required.
Arrive early to secure a seat.

Sat 24 December
Christmas Eve
3pm Crib Service
5.30pm Evening Service with Carols
11.30pm Midnight Eucharist

Sun 25 December
Christmas Day
10.30am Christmas Day Eucharist
4pm Evensong with Carols

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Things to see and do on days out
Please note there will be restricted access to the Cathedral on Weds 14 December.  The Shop and Cloister Cafe will be open as normal also Festival of Christmas Trees in the Cloister.
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.

Guided Tours

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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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