The_Dean__in_red_cope_smaller.jpgThe Very
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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Be A Benefactor

Edgar_Tower_for_website_150.jpgA regular gift is one of the most valuable ways you can support Worcester Catherdral. You can become a Benefactor of Worcester Cathedral by making an annual gift of £250 for one person or £400 for a couple.

Each year, you will be invited to attend one of the Christmas carol services and a drinks reception hosted by the Dean. The carol services are always heavily oversubscribed so we reserve seats for Benefactiors on the Quire area, near to the Cathedral choir. Befefactors are also invited to the Benefactors Thanksgiving service and drinks reception in June and every three years to an Evensong at the Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral.

Please click here for the Benefactors of Worcester Cathedral leaflet and donation form.
To discuss your gift please telephone us on 01905 732912 or

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On Wednesday 19 December the Cathedral Nave will be closed due to an event taking place. The East End can be accessed via The Friends' Door, and access to the Christmas Tree Festival, cafe, cloister and shop will be via College Green.

Cathedral Events

Until 3 January
Christmas Tree Festival in the cloister
Free, donations invited

Until 7 January
The Christmas Story
A free interactive trail around the Cathedral telling the story of Christmas

Wednesday 19 December, 12pm, 2.30pm & 7.15pm
The Snowman and The Snowman & The Snowdog
Two iconic festive films on the big screen this Christmas

Wednesday 19 December, 7.30pm
Advent Lecture
Living in Hope? Exploring Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell
Talk by Professor Andrew Lincoln
The Guesten, 15 College Green

Friday 21 December, 7.30pm
Worcester News Carol Service
Free tickets from Worcester News

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December, 6.30pm
Cathedral Carol Services
Traditional services of nine lessons and carols sung by the Cathedral Choir
No tickets required

Monday 24 December, 3pm
Crib Service for Christmas Eve
No tickets required

Monday 24 December, 5.30pm
Service with Carols for the Eve of Christmas
Sung by former choristers of the Cathedral

Monday 24 December, 11.30pm
Midnight Eucharist with sign language interpreter

Tuesday 25 December, 10.30am
Sung Eucharist for Christmas Day

Tuesday 25 December, 4pm
Evensong with Carols

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Things to see and do on days out
Turn up for a Tour

December - February, Sat 11am & 2.30pm

March - November, Mon - Sat 11am & 2.30pm

£5 per adult, accompanied children free
Pay for your tour at the Cathedral shop.

Guided Tours

Click here for planned opening times in 2018

The Cathedral is open from 7.30am - 6pm daily.


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