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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Cathedral open?

For up-to-date information on opening times, please visit our Visit Us page here.

Can I get married at Worcester Cathedral?

Possibly. There are some criteria you would need to meet to be able to get married here. Please email the Chapter Secretary to make an enquiry at info@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Can I hold a concert or an event at Worcester Cathedral?

Worcester Cathedral is an excellent venue and we hold many events here throughout the year. If you would like to hold an event here, please email us to discuss your requirements at events@worcestercathedral.org.uk.

What facilities do you have?

During normal operating periods, our Cloister Café serves drinks, snacks and light meals during Cathedral opening hours. Please see our latest updates on opening hours before your visit.

The toilets are located off the east Cloister (just past the café). There is a unisex disabled toilet with baby-change facilities. The verger on duty can give access.

Do you have disabled access?

Most areas of the Cathedral are wheelchair accessible. The Nave is flat and there is access from there into the Cloister via a ramp.

The café and toilets (and Shop when open) are all in the Cloister. The East End and Quire can be accessed via a lift or via the Friends' Door on the North side of the Cathedral (opposite the High Street).

Unfortunately, the Crypt, Tower and Library are not wheelchair accessible. Please see the Accessibility page for more information.

Can I visit the Library?

There is currently no access to the Library. When it does re-open, visits will be by appointment only. Tours and study sessions can be arranged. Please email our Librarian on DavidMorrison@worcestercathedral.org.uk for more information.

Please note that the library is accessed via a steep spiral staircase. Information about the library and collections can be found on our Library page.

Can I bring my dog?

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Cathedral. Other dogs are welcome in the Cathedral grounds. Please keep your dog on a lead and pick up after them. Dogs are welcome to attend our Pet Blessing service. In the past that has been in August, but that has been cancelled for 2020.

Who can I talk to about lost property?

Our vergers look after all lost property. Please contact info@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Can I hear the choir sing?

At the current time the Cathedral Choir is not able to sing in the Cathedral. We hope this will change in the months to come.

Pre-lockdown, the Cathedral Choir of boy choristers and lay clerks usually sang evensong on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during school term time. They also sang on Sundays at the 10.30am Eucharist and 4pm Evensong. The girl choristers and lay clerks sang evensong on Saturdays and the Voluntary Choir sang evensong on Sundays at 6.30pm. During school holidays services may have been said or there may have been a visiting choir. 

Can I take photos?

Visitors are permitted to take photographs for personal use. Please buy a photo permit from the donation automated machine by the Nave entrance.

You must seek permission for any commercial photography or filming in advance. There is normally a charge for any commercial photography (photos or film which you receive payment for or which you use to promote your business).

Drone photography is not normally permitted. please see our Photography page for more information.

How can I support the Cathedral?

There are a number of ways you can support our beautiful Cathedral. You can give to a number of our fundraising schemes supporting music or heritage, you could volunteer your time as a guide or welcome. See our Support Us page