Planned Closures

Worcester Cathedral is open 365 days of the year, 7.30am to 6.00pm, and is free to enter.  There will, however, be occasions when access will need to be restricted to some, or very occasionally all, of the Cathedral while services or events take place.  We are not always able to give advance notice of closures but where possible we will include details on this webpage. If you would like further advice on your visit, please contact our office on (+44) (0) 1905 732900 or info@worcestercathedral.org.uk

 

Every week:

Every day, Monday to Saturday, access to the east end of the cathedral and the crypt begins to be restricted shortly before 5pm as we prepare for our daily service of Choral Evensong (or Evening Prayer) at 5.30pm. Visitors in the nave are asked to be quiet while the service is in progress.

Every Sunday we hold our main Sung Eucharist at 10.30am; all are welcome to attend, but the cathedral does not open for sightseeing until 12 noon after the service has finished. The Cloisters remain open to visitors, and our Cloister Café begins serving at 10.00am. (At some points in the year – usually in March, August and December – our Sunday morning Eucharist takes place in the quire, and it is possible to visit the nave while it takes place.)

Every Sunday access to the east end of the cathedral and the crypt begins to be restricted shortly before 3.30pm as we prepare for the service of Choral Evensong at 4pm. These areas will reopen after 5pm when the service has finished. Visitors in the nave are asked to be quiet while the service is in progress.

 

 

February 2019

 

Friday 1 February:
Quire closed to visitors 1.30pm - 3.00pm (KSA school service)

Monday 4 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 2.00pm (schools event)

Wednesday 6 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 3.00pm onwards (schools event)

Wednesday 13 February:
Access to parts of the cathedral may be restricted 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Friday 15 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 2.00pm onwards (concert preparations)

Saturday 16 February:
Access to the Lady Chapel is restricted 9.00am - 3.00pm (calligraphy workshop)

Tuesday 26 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

 
 

March 2019
 


Sunday 3 March:
Cathedral closed for visiting 3.15pm - 5.00pm (County civic service)

Monday 4 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 2.00pm (schools event)

Tuesday 5 March:
Access to the cloisters will be restricted 8.30am - 10.00am (Cathedral Pancake Race)
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)
Chapter House closed to visitors 3.00pm onwards (schools event)

Wednesday 6 March:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 2.00pm (schools event)

Friday 8 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.00am - 4.00pm (schools event)

Monday 11 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Tuesday 12 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Thursday 14 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors 3.00pm onwards (schools event)

Tuesday 19 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

Friday 22 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Saturday 23 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors 1.30pm onwards (concert preparations)

Tuesday 26 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 4.30pm (concert preparations)

 

 Please note further closures may be scheduled between now and your visit. This list was last updated on Friday 1 February 2019.

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