Planned Closures

Worcester Cathedral is open 365 days of the year, 7.30am to 6.00pm, and is free to enter.  There will, however, be occasions when access will need to be restricted to some, or very occasionally all, of the Cathedral while services or events take place.  We are not always able to give advance notice of closures but where possible we will include details on this webpage. If you would like further advice on your visit, please contact our office on (+44) (0) 1905 732900 or info@worcestercathedral.org.uk

 

Every week:

Every day, Monday to Saturday, access to the east end of the cathedral and the crypt begins to be restricted shortly before 5pm as we prepare for our daily service of Choral Evensong (or Evening Prayer) at 5.30pm. Visitors in the nave are asked to be quiet while the service is in progress.

Every Sunday we hold our main Sung Eucharist at 10.30am; all are welcome to attend, but the cathedral does not open for sightseeing until 12 noon after the service has finished. The Cloisters remain open to visitors, and our Cloister Café begins serving at 10.00am. (At some points in the year – usually in March, August and December – our Sunday morning Eucharist takes place in the quire, and it is possible to visit the nave while it takes place.)

Every Sunday access to the east end of the cathedral and the crypt begins to be restricted shortly before 3.30pm as we prepare for the service of Choral Evensong at 4pm. These areas will reopen after 5pm when the service has finished. Visitors in the nave are asked to be quiet while the service is in progress.

 

 

April 2019

 

Friday 5 April:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (private functions)

Saturday 13 April:
Chapter House closed to visitors until 3.00pm (private functions)
Quire and East End, including Crypt and Lady Chapel, closed to visitors 10.30am - 2.30pm (services for Revd Sue Irwin and Qatia Day). No 11am Turn up for a Tour

Monday 15 April:
Cathedral and Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 1.00pm (Chrism Eucharist). All are welcome to attend the service at 11.00am

Thursday 18 April:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 4.00pm onwards (private function)

Friday 19 April:
Cathedral closed for visiting 11.00am - 3.15pm (Good Friday Services). All are welcome to attend services at 10.00am, 12.00pm and 1.45pm. No 11am or 2.30pm Turn up for a Tour

Saturday 27 April:
Chapter House closed to visitors until 3.00pm (private function)

Sunday 28 April:
Cathedral closed to visitors 1.30pm - 3.00pm (Scouts St George's Day parade and service). Access to the College Yard may be restricted either side of these times

 

May 2019
 

Wednesday 1 May:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)

Sunday 5 May:
Nave closed to visitors 12.00pm - 2.30pm (wedding)
Crypt closed to visitors 2.30pm - 4.00pm (baptism)

Saturday 11 May:
Chapter House closed to visitors 1.00pm onwards (concert preparations)

Monday 13 May:
Lady Chapel closed to visitors 10.30am - 12.30pm (eucharist for retired clergy)

Monday 13 May - Friday 17 May:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (Voices and Visions preparations)

Wednesday 22 May:
Access to the nave is restricted all day, and the Chapter House is closed to visitors from 12.00pm onwards (Voices and Visions)

Thursday 23 May:
Access to the nave is restricted all day, and the Chapter House is closed to visitors from 12.00pm onwards (Voices and Visions)

Friday 24 May:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Saturday 25 May:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (calligraphy workshop)

 

 Please note further closures may be scheduled between now and your visit. This list was last updated on Friday 5 April 2019.

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