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.

 

 

August 2018

 

Saturday 18 August:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (art workshop)
This event is part of 'Discover Something Different'. For more information click here.

Saturday 25 August:
Quire and East end (including Lady Chapel and Crypt) closed to visitors 1.00pm - 3.30pm (wedding)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.00pm onwards (wedding reception)

Sunday 26 August:
Lady Chapel closed to visitors 12.00pm - 2.30pm (wedding)

 

September 2018

Saturday 1 September:
George Chapel closed to visitors 2.00pm - 3.30pm (Cromwell Association Service)

Friday 7 September:
Nave and Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 3.30pm (Heart of Worcestershire College Awards)

Sunday 9 September:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day.
Nave closed to visitors 1.15pm - 3.45pm (Masonic service)

Wednesday 12 September:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 2.30pm (schools visit)

Friday 14 September:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (concert preparations)

Saturday 15 September:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 12.00pm onwards.
Nave closed to visitors 1.30pm - 4.00pm (Readers service)

Saturday 22 September:
Crypt closed to visitors 1.00pm - 3.30pm (wedding)
Chapter House closed to visitors 3.30pm - 4.30pm (tour group refreshments)

Saturday 29 September:
Lady Chapel and Chapter House closed to visitors 2.00pm - 5.30pm (Friends of Worcester Cathedral AGM)

 

 

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

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