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.
Press Releases & Notices
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
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.