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About Us

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.

What we believe

Worcester Cathedral is built for the glory of God, as a witness to our faith in Jesus Christ. Everything we do here has this faith at its heart. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and he reveals that God loves us. We believe that his teaching encourages us to love one another and to use our lives in the service of others.

We believe that his resurrection from the dead shows us that death is not the end, and that love and hope conquer hate and despair. Jesus lived around 2000 years ago, but his words, and the story of his life, death and resurrection still have the power to transform us today. You can find out more about the Christian faith by visiting the Church of England website.


Daily and Weekly Services

As well as our regular daily services, there are also festival services, which occur during the calendar year, and special services that can be booked. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship of the Church of England are used daily.

What Visitors Say

Annual Report and Accounts for the Year 2019/20

Our draft strategy

Well before the pandemic started, the Chapter had been considering a longer vision, and we are now ready to share with you the draft of a five-year Strategy. The Chapter is glad to share this long-term thinking with you all, in the conviction that you share with us a confidence in the long-term future of Worcester Cathedral.

Our draft strategy

You will see that the draft Strategy draws on some important themes from the Rule of St Benedict, which governed the life of the Cathedral for so many centuries, and still inspires us today. You will see that we aspire to continue to be a place of prayer, learning, and welcome, and in particular to be:

  • A community welcoming everyone to share our amazing heritage.
  • A place of breadth and depth in worship and prayer.
  • A place of learning, discipleship, and nurture.
  • A catalyst for campaigning and raising awareness on the environment and social justice.
  • A resilient organisation with stable finances.

 Please read the whole document, and send us your comments via our survey