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Planned Closures

Planned Closures

The Cathedral will reopen for Worship and visiting on Sunday 5 July 2020. The first public service will be at 10.30am that day. Visiting re-starts from 1pm - 3pm on Sunday and 11am - 3pm Monday to Saturday. Read more about visiting

Not all areas of the Cathedral will be accessible. In addition the toilets, shop and tower will remain closed for the time being. 

The Cathedral is open up to and including Saturday 4 July for prayer and reflection in the Nave only from 11am to 3pm. The Cathedral is not available for general visiting until 1pm on 5 July. Read more information in our Newsroom. 

In normal circumstances:- 

Before the Covid-19 Pandemic Worcester Cathedral was open 365 days of the year, 7.30am to 6.00pm.

We are not always able to give advance notice of closures but where possible we will include details on this webpage. If you would like further advice on your visit, please contact info@worcestercathedral.org.uk

If you are planning a visit some time ahead, and if the Cathedral can re-open completely as it did before Covid - 19, you may want to take the following information into consideration -  
Monday - Saturday, access to the east end of the Cathedral and the Crypt begins to be restricted shortly before 5pm as we prepare for our daily service of Choral Evensong (or Evening Prayer) at 5.30pm. Visitors in the Nave are asked to be quiet while the service is in progress.
Sunday, we hold our main Sung Eucharist at 10.30am; all are welcome to attend, but the Cathedral does not open for sightseeing until 12 noon after the service has finished. The Cloisters remain open to visitors, and our Cloister Café begins serving at 10.00am. (At some points in the year – usually in March, August and December – our Sunday morning Eucharist takes place in the Quire, and it is possible to visit the Nave while it takes place.)
Access to the east end of the Cathedral and the Crypt begins to be restricted shortly before 3.30pm as we prepare for the service of Choral Evensong at 4pm. These areas will reopen after 5pm when the service has finished. Visitors in the Nave are asked to be quiet while the service is in progress.