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.

 

January 2018


Friday 12 January:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)

Friday 19 January:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.00am - 1.00pm (teacher training conference)

Wednesday 24 January:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.00am - 2.00pm (clergy training conference)

Thursday 25 January:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 3.30pm onwards (schools event)

Friday 26 January:
Chapter House closed to visitors 3.00pm onwards (private event)

 

February 2018


Friday 2 February:
Quire closed to visitors 1.30pm - 3.00pm (school service)

Tuesday 6 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.00am - 2.00pm (schools event)

Wednesday 7 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.00am - 2.00pm (schools event)

Saturday 10 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.00am - 12.00pm (singing workshop)

Monday 12 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 8.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Tuesday 13 February:
Access through the cloisters will be restricted 9.00am - 9.30am for the Annual Pancake Race.
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 8.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 3.30pm onwards (schools event)

Wednesday 14 February:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)

Tuesday 27 February:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)

Wednesday 28 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 3.30pm onwards (schools event)

 

 

Please note further closures may be scheduled between now and your visit. This list was last updated on Thursday 4 January 2018.

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