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Peter Atkinson


Worcester Cathedral is a magnificent sight as it rises majestically above the River Severn. Worcester has been the seat of a bishopric since the Seventh Century, and the Cathedral was served by monks until the Reformation. St Oswald and St Wulfstan were among the bishops. Since the Eighteenth Century, the Cathedral has been famous for its part in the annual Three Choirs Festival, the oldest choral festival in existence. Today the Cathedral is the centre of a vibrant community of clergy and laypeople, offering the praises of God each day, serving the city and diocese of Worcester, and attracting visitors from all over the world.

Peter Atkinson, Dean

Daily Services
Sunday Service
7.30am Matins
10.30am The Cathedral Eucharist
8.00am Holy Communion
4.00pm Evensong or Evening Prayer
On some Sundays there is an additional Service at 6:30pm
Monday to Saturday Services
7.30am Matins
11.30am Holy Communion (Friday)
1.05pm Holy Communion (Wednesday)
8.00am Holy Communion
1.05pm Prayers for Sick (Monday)
5.30pm Evensong or Evening Prayer
For other services, and changes to the above, please see the
notice boards or our Monthly Service Scheme

The Cathedral Shop is Open

10:00am -5:00pm Monday to Saturday
12noon - 4pm Sundays
Come and see our great new range of gifts, books, cards and CD's.

Cloister Cafe

Monday to Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm

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Leaving a Legacy to Worcester Cathedral

Leaving_a_LegacyA gift in your Will is one of the most special and enduring ways that you can support Worcester Cathedral and play an important part in preserving it for future generations.

A legacy gift to Worcester Cathedral is free from inheritance tax and may reduce your inheritance tax rate if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity. You can donate a fixed amount, an item or specific gift, or what is left after other gifts have been given out (the Residue of your estate).

Please click here to download the Legacy leaflet.
To discuss or inform us about a gift in your will to Worcester Cathedral, please contact us on 01905 732912 or

Cathedral Events

The Cathedral is open everyday
7.30am - 6pm 
For Cathedral events see What's On

Up to Sunday 23 February
Love Worcester Heritage Festival

Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 February, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2-4pm
Awesome Adventures: family workshops
Half term activities for children and families
Free, donations appreciated

Monday 17 February, 11am - 12.30pm & 2-4pm
Arrival of the Tudor Legacies Ladies
Rub shoulders with royalty. Meet the Tudor ladies in their stunning outfits.
Free, no tickets required

Friday 21 February, 10am - 1pm
An Urban Pilgrimage
Follow a pilgrim trail through the city and learn about faith and the heritage of four city centre churches - 
Old St Martin's, St Swithun's, St Helen's and the Cathedral

Friday 21 February, 11am - 12pm & 2-3pm
Awesome Adventures: Poetry Workshop
With Poet in Residence Amanda Bonnick, for families and children aged 7-13.

Saturday 22 February, 10am - 4.30pm
A Celtic Pilgrimage: Calligraphy Workshop SOLD OUT
Explore letterforms from the early medieval period with local artis Dr Elizabeth Beattie

Saturday 22 February, 12pm - 1pm
Tudor Legacies Talk in the Lady Chapel
Dressing of a Tudor Queen

18 - 22 August, 7.30pm &  matinees at 12.30pm on 18 & 22 & 2pm on 20
Richard III - Shakespeare at the Cathedral
Buy tickets online here or call Malvern Theatres on 01684 892277

For more events over the coming months -

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Visit Worcester Cathedral Film Page
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See our latest film about family activities when visiting the Cathedral 


Things to see and do on days out
Turn up for a Tour
January and February, Sat 11am & 2.30pm
March - November, Mon - Sat 11am & 2.30pm
£6 per adult until the end of 2019, accompanied children free 
Pay for your tour at the Cathedral shop or at the credit card donation point by the Welcome Desk in the Nave.

Guided Tours

Click here for planned opening times in 2020


Information about bell ringing including ringing times

Bellringing practice is usually held on Monday evenings

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