Each year we have a large number of Events that are held here at Worcester Cathedral.

See further below how to apply to hold an event here.  

Forthcoming Events
For more details click the link to the Whats On? calendar page

For details of Exhibitions held at Worcester Cathedral ...
For details of Concerts held at Worcester Cathedral ...


 Click here for events marking the death of King John at Worcester Cathedral in 2016


King_John_Sara150.jpg King John Portrait Competition
For more information

The Dean's Challenge

In June 2016 The Very Reverend Peter Atkinson, Dean of Worcester Cathedral, will be undertook a sponsored cycle ride of 1000 kilometres in Normandy in support of The Friends.

The Dean followed a route taken in 1897 by a famous English clergyman, Percy Dearmer, who was a follower of Ruskin and Morris, and a friend of Woodbine Willie and Lord Beauchamp.

It is hoped to raise £10,000 and this money will contribute towards the repair of the Edgar Tower, first built by King John. It was the gatehouse to his castle and was the monastic entrance of Worcester Cathedral Priory. The Tower is currently being repaired at a cost of nearly £500,000.

Find out more about his Challenge by clicking here


1 - 29 August
Dressed for Drama Costume Exhibition
An exhibition of period costume from British television and film set in Worcester Cathedral's stunning 12th Century Chapter House.
Dressed for Drama features thirty five period costumes from Mr Selfridge,  Far from the Madding Crowd, Wolf Hall, The Scandalous Lady  W, The Danish Girl, Downton Abbey, Love & Friendship, Poldark and the Crimson Field.  It  features costumes worn by stars such as Eddie Redmayne, Dame Maggie Smith and Benedict Cumberbach.  Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the Chapter house in the Cathedral East Cloister. Dressed for Drama is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Tickets cost £6.50 for adults, £4.50 for children under 18yrs (under 5 years are free), a family ticket for 2 adults and 1 or 2 children is £15. Programmes cost £2.00. This is a not to be missed exhibition that is exclusive to Worcester Catherdral and is not touring. The last day of the exhibition is Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2016  

Discover_Something_Different_no_date.jpg Sat 13 - Sat 27 August
Discover Something Different at Worcester Cathedral
Tours, talks, children's activities, worshop, recitals etc.  Click here to see the programme

Sat 27 August, 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm
Celtic Style Calligraphy Workshop
To be led by Dr Elizabeth Beattie, Cathedral artist-in-residence.

Tickets £15.00. Booking now closed 

The class is limited to approx. 20 - 25 people and this will allow lots of 1:1 tuition.

Art material and tea/coffee will be included (lunch not included).
Bring an apron and disks/containers to mix the inks in.
For details about the artist, visit her website www.emerybeattie.co.uk

HOD_small.jpg Sat 10 September, 10am - 4pm
Heritage Open Day
Events in and around the Cathedral - programme to follow

Sat 1 October, 10.am - 1.30pm
Big Bible Study

This year’s Big Bible Study will take place on the morning [10.00am -1.30pm] on Saturday,  1 October. The morning is one when, as Christians from across the traditions, we meet to worship together, to study the Bible together, and to eat together. This year’s theme will be When listening to God’s word becomes hearing God speaking. The Speaker will be The Revd Kenneth G Howcroft. Ken Howcroft is currently minister at Solihull Methodist and Coleshill United churches. He was the President of the Methodist Conference in 2014-15. He is a New testament scholar and theologian who at various times had previously been responsible for the Methodist Church’s theological education and formation in ministry;  its governance bodies; and its ecumenical relationships. From 2011-2014 he served the English-language Methodist congregation in Rome; and also established an ecumenical office in Rome on behalf of the world-wide family of Methodist churches. 
To register - bbs@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Archbishop_of_Canterbury_Oct_16.jpg For information
7 - 9 October
Visit to Worcester by the Archbishop of Canterbury
For more information about his visit

Sat 15 October
Festival of Healing and Wellbeing

We are privileged to have as our guest speaker Rev’d Mike Endicott (Prior of the Order of Jacob’s Well). His subject will be “Living in the Miraculous Kingdom of God”. This is will take place in the Cathedral Chapter House at 10am. Following his address and coffee there will be small group discussions followed by a plenary session. Please bring a packed lunch

At 2.00 pm there will be a Eucharist service with Bishop John presiding and Rev’d Mike Endicott preaching, during which there will be opportunities for laying on of hands and anointing.

The cost for the morning session will be £5.00 We hope you will want to come and celebrate with us. To book a place; peterandsue@gmail.com / 01386 861791


Tues 18 October, 7pm & 9.15pm; Tues 18 - Sat 22 October, 7.30pm;
Weds 19 - Sat 22 October, 2pm
William Shakespeare: 'King John'
Performed by Worcester Repertory Company
Directed by Chris Jaeger
Tickets are available from Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427

Christmas_Fayre_14_website.jpg Fri 25 & Sat 26 December, 10am - 4pm & Sun 27 December, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Christmas Fayre in the Cloister
Quality gifts, refreshments
Sat 26 December - Young Enterprise stalls in College Hall
Christmas_Trees_W_Cloister.jpg 3 December - 5 January
Festival of Christmas Trees
Weds 7, 14, 21 December, 7.30pm
Advent Lectures
The Guesten, 15 College Green
All Welcome




    We have a variety of Events held here at Worcester Cathedral:-

    • Arts Events - Exhibitions, Plays, Filming, Recording, Poetry Workshops, Re-enactments, Talks and Lectures.

    • Musical Events - Concerts, Free Recitals, Three Choirs Festival, Childrens musical events.

    • Open Days - Heritage Open Day, Cathedral Community Day, other Festivals.

    • Educational activities - Our own in house events, also others linked with the Diocese and Worcestershire County council.

    • Religious Events - Advent lectures and Lent courses. 

    • Meetings, training, business away days, conferences and lectures

    • Functions - including hospitality for celebrations, receptions, private and business breakfasts, lunches, suppers and dinners, large and small, formal and informal.

    Different spaces within the Cathedral can be hired for these various events.

    If you are interested in applying to hold an Event here, then please email us with your enquiry.   

    Photograph of Exhibition - 'Faith on the Move' courtesy of the Standard Newspaper



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