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 Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:30am - 4pm

Shop_inside.jpg Cloister Cafe Now Open

Worcester Cathedral "Guild of Benefactors"

It costs over 2million p.a. to keep the Cathedral alive; 250,000 p.a. to maintain its stone fabric; 250,000 p.a. to provide and support the music. For 250 a year ( 69p a day you could become a member of the Worcester Cathedral "Guild of Benefactors" and join like minded people in helping to ensure and develop the future of the Cathedral. For information on how to join email or download a membership application form.

The Dean's Challenge

Logo_King-John--Magna-Carta-Logo-Positive_small.jpgKing John,
Magna Carta and Worcester Cathedral Exhibition

Visit out new online store


1 - 29 August
Dressed for Drama

An exhibition of period costume from British television and film
Click here for more details and ticket information

Thurs 28 April, 7.30pm
Shakespeare: Henry V
For more information

Job Vacancy
Assistant Warden at St Oswald's Hospital
Click here to find out more

King John Portrait Competition 2016

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Newsletter Summer 2016

Cathedral Events

Thurs 28 April, 7.30pm
Shakespeare: Henry V
Performed by Antic Disposition
For more information

Friday 29 April, 2.30pm
Memorial service for Tom Graveney
Tickets not required

Sat 30 April, 1pm
All Creatures Great and
Small Pet Blessing Service

Thurs 5 May, 12.15 - 12.55pm
Lunchtime recital by Paul Derrett
International Organ Recitalist
Free admission, retiring collection

Thurs 5 May, 5.30pm
Sung Eucharist for Ascension Day

Tues 10 May, 6pm
Professor Bernard Silverman FRS
Chief Scientific Advisor, Home Office
The Worcester Lecture
All Welcome, tickets not required
For more information

Thurs 12 May, 12.15 - 12.55pm
Lunchtime recital by Alexander Pott
Organ Scholar, Westminster Cathedral
Free admission, retiring collection

14 May - 12 June
Voices and Visions Exhibition
An exhibition of artwork from schools throughout Worcestershire

Sat 14 May, 1pm - 2pm
Lunchtime Recital by Volcano Choir
supporting Maggs Day Centre
Free admission, retiring collection

Sun 15 May
10.30am Sung Eucharist
6.30pm Eucharist with Confirmation

Fri 20 May, 7.30pm
Purely Bach 3
Concert by the Choristers and Lay Clerks
of Worcester Cathedral
Tickets £5 - £15 from
Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427

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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.
Please note that there will be no 2.30pm tour on Friday 29 April

Guided Tours

For opening times in 2016

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

There will be occasions when certain areas of the Cathedral will be closed to the public due to services or events taking place. 

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