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.

 

 

February

Thursday 6 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Saturday 8 February:
Cathedral closed for general visiting from 5.00pm onwards (Evensong in nave). All are welcome to attend the service.

Sunday 9 February:
Cathedral closed for general visiting from 3.30pm - 5.00pm (Evensong in nave). All are welcome to attend the service.

Monday 10 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Tuesday 11 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Wednesday 12 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Saturday 22 February:
Lady Chapel closed to visitors 11.00am - 1.30pm (talk)
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (calligraphy workshop)

Sunday 23 February:
Cathedral closed for general visiting 3.00pm - 5.30pm (Evensong in nave). All are welcome to attend the service.

Tuesday 25 February:
Cloister closed to visitors 9.00am to 9.45am (Pancake race)

Wednesday 26 February:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)

Thursday 27 February:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 3.00pm onwards (school event)

 

March 2020

Sunday 1 March:
Cathedral closed for general visiting 3.00pm - 5.30pm (County Civic Service). All are welcome to attend the service.

Tuesday 3 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 2.30pm (school event)

Sunday 8 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (private function)

Monday 9 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Tuesday 10 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Thursday 12 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 3.00pm onwards (school event)

Tuesday 17 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (concert preparations)

Thursday 19 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.30pm onwards (private function)

Friday 20 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Saturday 21 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 12.30pm onwards (concert preparations)

Tuesday 24 March:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)

Thursday 26 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors until 2.00pm (private function)

Friday 27 March:
Nave closed to visitors 2.15pm - 3.30pm (school service)

Tuesday 31 March:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to the nave may be restricted, 9.00am - 3.30pm (schools event)

 

Please note further closures may be scheduled between now and your visit. This list was last updated on Thursday 6 February 2020.

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