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Welcome to Worcester Cathedral's Community Pages

Welcome from the Dean

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 lay people, 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.

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Community Roll

The Cathedral Community Roll is the membership list of those who worship regularly at the Cathedral. In order to join the Roll you need to be:

  • Sixteen years or over;
  • Baptised;
  • A member of the Church of England, or of a Church in communion with it;
  • Regularly attending public worship at the Cathedral for at least the past six months.

Application forms are available by emailing Canon Stephen Edwards.

The Responsibility Is Ours (TRIO)

All of us who worship regularly or occasionally in this Cathedral have a responsibility to make a contribution towards the considerable costs involved in running this place of prayer and worship.

The best way to give is by using the Cathedral’s stewardship scheme. You can choose to pay via Direct Debit (the preferred method from the point of view of administration), through your bank by standing order, or by cash or cheque in a weekly envelope.

If you pay income tax and you Gift Aid your giving to the Cathedral, we can claim back the tax you have paid from the Inland Revenue.  This enables us, at current rates, to claim an additional 25p for every £1 you give. All that is required is a simple Gift Aid declaration.

It is also possible to give in the traditional way of putting money in the ‘plate’. For most services during the week a basket is placed at entry/exit to the chapel where the service is taking place, during larger services a collection will be taken during the service. Gift aid envelopes are available in the pews. Contactless donation points are also available.

If you wish to join the stewardship scheme please contact Canon Stephen Edwards.