Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Cathedral open?
The Cathedral is usually open from 7.30am - 6pm every day. However following Church of England and Government advice, the Cathedral will be closed until further notice.
Where can I find out more information?
Follow the Cathedral facebook and twitter feeds on social media to get up to date information.
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 contact the Chapter Secretary to make an enquiry firstname.lastname@example.org
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 contact us to discuss your requirements email@example.com
What facilities do you have?
In the Cloister there is a café serving drinks, snacks and light meals and a shop selling a range of gifts and souvenirs. The toilets are located off the cloister (just past the café). There is a unisex disabled toilet with baby-change facilities. The vergers and shop staff 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 shop, café and toilets 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. Unfortunately the Crypt, tower and library are not wheelchair accessible. Please see the Accessibility page for more information
Can I visit the library?
The library is open by appointment only. Tours and study sessions can be arranged. Please contact the Librarian for more information. Please note that the library is accessed via a steep spiral staircase. Information about the library and collections can be found here.
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 which is usually held during August.
Who can I talk to about lost property?
Our vergers look after all lost property. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I hear the choir sing?
See our facebook page for video clips of our choir singing.
In normal circumstances the Cathedral Choir of boy choristers and lay clerks usually sing evensong on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during term time. They also sing on Sundays at the 10.30am Eucharist and 4pm Evensong. The girl choristers and lay clerks sing evensong on Saturdays and the Voluntary Choir sing evensong on Sundays at 6.30pm. During school holidays services may be said or there may be a visiting choir. Check the monthly service scheme if you want to hear a particular choir as occasionally their schedule will change. The choristers take part in a number of concerts throughout the year. See our What's On guide for more info.
Can I take photos?
Visitors are permitted to take photographs for personal use. Please buy a photo permit from the shop or the automated machine in the Nave. 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