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 details of Magna Carta Events during 2015 at Worcester Cathedral




25 July - 31 August
Quilt Exhibition

A rare and exciting opportunity in Worcester Cathedral during August

A new exhibition featuring quilts made by the Three Pears Quilting and Patchwork Group will be displayed in the Chapter House situated in the Cloister of Worcester Cathedral. This is a unique opportunity to view exhibition standard quilts that will be illuminated by the natural light provided by the beautiful windows in this round Chapter House. The ~Three Pears Quilters generously made a quilt for the Cathedral : Maggs Partnership to raffle and this will be displayed alongside the other quilts and raffle tickets will be on sale in the Cathedral Shop.

The Cathedral : Maggs Partnership was established in 2012 as fundraising outreach within the city and county of Worcester for the Homeless and those setting up home for the first time with the help of Maggs. A small group of volunteers plan and co-ordinate projects to support the work of the Maggs Day Centre raising awareness and much needed funds for the homeless in Worcester. insert maggs website here  - http://www.maggsdaycentre.co.uk/

Cloister Café will be located in the Chapter House during August and you can combine the beautiful quilt exhibition with your morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. You will be able to see the quilt that was made by the quilters and participate by buying your raffle tickets from the Cathedral Shop.


15 - 29 August
Discover Something Different 
Tours, Talks and Exhibition

  • Stonemasonry
    Behind the Scenes
    Library Treasures
    World War 1
    Children's Trails
    Magna Carta Madness for families


Wed 23 September, 2.30 - 4pm
A LiberTea talk on Slavery by Professor Suzanne Schwarz
'Fair Trade':  Slavery, Abolition and Ethical Trade in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries.
Tickets £10 including tea or coffee and a slice of delicious homemade cake.  The Guesten, 15 College Green.
Advance booking essential

Professor Schwarz, an internationally-recognised specialist on the Atlantic slave trade, will explore how abolitionist campaigners endeavoured to find ethical alternatives to sugar grown by slaves in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Sierra Leone Company attempted to develop a new “fair trade” in sugar produced by free labour in Africa instead of slave labour in the Americas. Campaigners drew attention to how Britain’s increasingly sweet tooth was contributing to death, disease and suffering among enslaved men, women and children, and they urged consumers to stop using slave-grown sugar. As such, this was an early form of consumer-based campaigning on moral issues.

To book call the Chapter Office on 01905 732900


Saturday 12 September, 10am - 4pm
Heritage Open Day - provisional programme, events still to be added
Tickets for tours etc should be booked at the Cathedral Shop.
11am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) - Tower Open
11am - 12noon & 2.30 - 3.30pm - Turn up for a Tour
12noon - 1pm - Lunchtime Recital by the Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir
1pm - Presentation of Awards to winners of the Photography Competition, Dean's Chapel
1pm - 3pm - 
Duncan Bell and John Colborne perform 15th, 16th and 17th century music on viol, lute and voice Cloister.
3pm - 6.15pm - Choral Workshop for Children


Sat 19 September, 9.15am - 5pm
Langland Study Day
The Worcestershire poet William Langland wrote his epic poem Piers Plowman 650 years.  His quest for how to live a good moral life still move us, disturbs us and makes us laugh.  A panel of distinguished speakers on Langland and his poem, and on medieval life, literature and music.  A joint event of Worcester Cathedral - Autumn in Malvern Festival - International Piers Plowman Society.  
Tickets £30 to include tea/coffee and lunch will be available soon from Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427.  
Booking accepted until 12 September.  
For information about disabled access contact the Cathedral office 01905 732900.
All profits, after expenses, go to Cathedral funds
For full details 
For further information



Tues 6 October, 6pm
The Worcester Lecture
Sir Paul Collier CBE

Professor Sir Paul Collier will speak on ‘Helping the Poorest Countries: Moral Dilemmas?’.  He will be exploring such questions as ‘should we encourage urbanisation or try to preserve rural societies?’, ‘do we need to be cruel to be kind?’, and ‘should we insist on democracy and human rights?’.  Professor Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University.  He is currently adviser to the Strategy and Policy Department of the International Monetary Fund and a member on the Advisory Panel of the International Finance Corporation.  SAVE THE DATE – EVERYBODY WELCOME.

Advance booking not required.  Free to attend.



Sat 10 October, 9.30am - 3.30pm
The Kingdom

For more information click here

Big_Bible_Study_logo.jpg Sat 17 October, 10am - 1.30pm
The Big Bible Study
Led by the

Alison Mackay, Regional Minister for the Heart of England Baptist Association, The Right Revd Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester and The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham.

For more information  
01905 732900

Tues 20 - Sat 24 October, 7.30pm
and Wed 21 and Fri 23 October matinees, 1.30pm
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Worcester Repertory Company directed by Chris Jaeger

Tickets £18.50 (matinees £13.50) from Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427 or for more information



Sat 7 November, 10am - 3.30pm
The Diocese of Worcester Festival of Healing 2015
Guest Speaker - The Revd Anne Hibbert

10.00 - 12.45:    A session with the Revd Anne Hibbert - this session will comprise a talk entitled 'Jesus Heals the Broken Hearted', followed by coffee and a time for discussion, questions and answers.
12.45 - 2pm:      Lunch (please bring a pack lunch) and opportunity to visit stands manned by representatives of healing organisations.
2.00 - 2.30pm:   Healing Eucharist in the Cathedral.  Bishop Graham will preside, and Anne Hibbert will preach.
There will be a charge of £5 charge for the morning session, to cover expenses only, payable on the day.
To book - contact Peter and Sue Perry, preferably on peterandsue@gmail.com or if necessary on 01386 861791

For more information click here

Fri 27 - Sat 28 November, 10am - 4pm and Sun 29 November, 12.30 - 3.30pm
Christmas Fayre in the Cloisters
Quality Christmas Gifts, Crafts.  Refreshments




    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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