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Latest updates about Cathedral opening

Open for private prayer and reflection only

To reflect the new national lockdown, the Cathedral will be open for private prayer and reflection (Monday-Saturday, 11am-1pm only) from 14 January (inclusive) until further notice.

The shop, cafe and tower are closed at this time, and other areas of the Cathedral may be restricted. You can find more details on planned closures here.

We will continue to broadcast an act of worship every day on the Worcester Cathedral Facebook page.

Worcester Cathedral Safeguarding Audit

The Church of England has commissioned an independent audit of cathedral arrangements for keeping people safe from harm and abuse. Every cathedral in England will engage in this audit process to proactively enable learning and improvement in how cathedrals individually and collectively keep people safe. For more information, please visit our Safeguarding page here.

Sunday News

Read our Sunday News sheets (formerly called the Weekly Broadsheet).

Sunday 17 January 2021

Sunday 10 January 2021

Sunday 3 January 2021

Sunday 27 December 2020

See the Services page for a list of the services.




What Worcester Cathedral means to me

Find out what our community had to say here



Worcester Cathedral Under Lockdown

Read below a series of articles by members of Cathedral Community and clergy about the Cathedral in lockdown. 

A Strange Retirement - James Pertwee 

Faith in Lockdown - William Gee

Article 1 by Canon Michael Brierley

Article 2 by Canon Stephen Edwards

Article 3 by Canon Georgina Byrnes

Article 4 by The Dean of Worcester

Article 5 by The Bishop of Worcester

Historic Closures of Worcester Cathedral

A downloadable PDF of Historical Closures of Worcester Cathedral by The Librarian 

The 2.6 Challenge - Save the UK's Charities

Thank you to everyone who supported us in the 2.6 Challenge. We raised over £4,000 to help support Worcester Cathedral.

The Dean took on a "2.6 Challenge" to raise money for the Cathedral. He read the whole of Shakespeare's play Richard III, taking all the parts! It took him 2.6 hours, on Sunday 26 April, starting at 3pm. It was live-streamed on our Facebook page and a recording can be watched there.

Director of Music, Samuel Hudson undertook to play Elgar pieces for 26 minutes and Rachael Hall, Database Manager did 26 taekwondo moves 26 times in 2.6 hours.