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.

 

 

October 2018

 

Wednesday 3 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (exhibition setup)

Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 October:
Chapter House closed for general visiting during Worcester Stands Tall Exhibition. Charges apply, see here for opening times and more details.

Saturday 6 October:
Quire and East end of the Cathedral, including Crypt, closed to visitors from 11.30am - 2.00pm (wedding)
Nave closed to visitors from 1.30pm - 4.00pm (Mother's Union service)
The East End may not open until after the Mother's Union service has finished.
Turn Up for a Tours on Saturday have been cancelled.

Monday 8 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (exhibition de-rig)

Tuesday 9 October:
Cloister Entrance closed from 9.30am onwards (building works). Access is via the toilet emergency exit (sign-posted)
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.00am - 3.30pm (schools event)

Thursday 11 October:
Nave closed to visitors 2.15pm - 4.00pm (memorial service) No 2.30pm tour 
Chapter House closed to visitors 3.30pm - 5.00pm (service refreshments)

Saturday 13 October:

Nave closed to visitors 12.30pm - 4.00pm (Royal Life Saving Society Awards ceremony) No 2.30pm tour 

Chapter House closed to visitors 3.00pm - 5.00pm (ceremony refreshments)

Sunday 14 October:
Cathedral closed to visitors 3.00pm - 5.30pm (judiciary service)

Monday 15 October:
Quire closed to visitors all day (Shakespeare in the Cathedral setup)

Tuesday 16 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 1.00pm (Tai Chi workshop)

Wednesday 17 October:
Quire, East end of the cathedral, and Crypt closed to visitors from 12.45pm onwards (Shakespeare in the Cathedral performance). No 2.30pm tour 
For tickets, contact Worcester Live 01905 611427.

Thursday 18 October:
Quire, East end of the cathedral, Crypt, and Chapter House closed to visitors from 12.45pm onwards (Shakespeare in the Cathedral performance). No 2.30pm tour 
For tickets, contact Worcester Live 01905 611427.

Friday 19 October:
Quire, East end of the cathedral, Crypt, and Chapter House closed to visitors from 12.45pm onwards (Shakespeare in the Cathedral performance). No 2.30pm tour
For tickets, contact Worcester Live 01905 611427.

Tuesday 23 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Tuesday 30 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

 

November 2018
 

Saturday 3 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 10.00am - 1.00pm (dance workshops)

Monday 5 November:
Nave and Chapter House closed to visitors all day (university graduation ceremony setup)

Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 November:
Nave, Chapter House, and part of the Quire are closed to visitors all day (university graduation ceremonies).
Turn Up for a Tours have all been cancelled.
Access to the east end of the Cathedral is via the Friends' Door only; access to the cloisters is via College Green.

Saturday 10 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 12.00pm onwards (concert preparations)

Monday 12 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 2.00pm (schools event)

Tuesday 13 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

Thursday 15 November:
Nave closed to visitors 2.00pm - 4.00pm (Lights of Love service)

Friday 16 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Saturday 17 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 1.30pm onwards (concert preparations)

Monday 19 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Friday 23 November:
Access to the Quire may be restricted all day (organist auditions)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 4.00pm onwards (KSW Ball)

Saturday 24 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors until 12.00pm (cleaning)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.00pm onwards (RSCM Evensong)

Sunday 25 November:
Cathedral closed to visitors from 3.00pm - 5.00pm (evensong)

Tuesday 27 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 3.30pm onwards (schools event)

Thursday 29 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to the cloisters restricted, all day (Christmas Fayre setup)

 

 Please note further closures may be scheduled between now and your visit. This list was last updated on Tuesday 2 October 2018.

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