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 2019
 

Thursday 3 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (school event and concert preparations)
Nave closed to visitors 9.30am to 11.00am (school event)

Friday 4 October:
Quire and East End of the cathedral, including Crypt, closed to vistors 12.15pm to 2.30pm (memorial service)

Saturday 5 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.00pm onwards, and the Lady Chapel closed to visitors from 2.00pm to 3.30pm (Friends of Worcester Catherdral AGM)

Sunday 6 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (community event)

Monday 7 October:
Nave closed to visitors 1.15pm to 4.00pm (school event)

Tuesday 8 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am to 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

Thursday 10 October:
Access to the nave is restricted all day (event preparations)

Friday 11 October:
Access to the nave is restricted until 3.00pm (event de-rig and cleaning)

Saturday 12 October:
Nave closed to visitors from 1.00pm to 4.30pm (wedding)

Tuesday 15 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 10.00am to 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

Saturday 19 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 12.00pm onwards.
Nave closed to visitors from 12.30pm to 3.30pm (RLSS National Awards ceremony)

Sunday 20 October:
Cathedral closed to visitors from 3.15pm to 5.15pm (evensong)

Monday 21 October:
Cathedral closed to visitors from 1.00pm to 4.00pm (memorial service). Please note there will be no Turn Up For A Tour at 2.30pm

Tuesday 22 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 10.00am to 12.30pm (Tai Chi workshops)

Wednesday 23 October:
Access to the Quire will be restricted 9.00am to 11.00am (organist auditions)

Friday 25 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 12.30pm onwards (concert preparations)

Saturday 26 October:
Access to parts of the cathedral may be restricted until 1.00pm (Big Bible Study)

 

November 2019
 

Saturday 2 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am to 4.30pm (calligraphy workshop)

Monday 4 November to Friday 8 November:
The Nave and Chapter House are closed to visitors all week as part of the University of Worcester graduation ceremonies. Access to the East End is through the Friends' Door on the north side of the cathedral, and the cloisters, café and shop via College Green on the south side.

Monday 11 November:
Cathedral closed for general visiting 10.30am to 11.15am (school remembrance service).
All are welcome to attend this short service starting at 10.40am, or join the service outside at the County War Memorial at 10.55am.

Tuesday 12 November:
Chapter House is closed to visitors all day (schools events)

Wednesday 13 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am to 12.00pm, and from 3.00pm onwards (school event)

Saturday 16 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.30pm onwards (concert preparations)

Friday 22 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.00pm onwards.
Nave closed for general visiting 2.00pm to 4.00pm (Lights of Love service). There will be no 2.30pm Turn Up for a Tour.

Saturday 23 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day.

Wednesday 27 November:
Chapter House and Café closed to visitors all day (Christmas Fayre preparations)

 

Please note further closures may be scheduled between now and your visit. This list was last updated on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

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