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.

 

 

November 2018

 

Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 November:
Nave, Chapter House, and part of the Quire are closed to visitors all day (university graduation ceremonies).

Turn Up for a Tours have all been cancelled.
Access to the east end of the Cathedral is via the Friends' Door only; access to the cloisters is via College Green.

Saturday 10 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 12.00pm onwards (concert preparations)

Monday 12 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 2.00pm (schools event)

Tuesday 13 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

Thursday 15 November:
Nave closed to visitors 2.00pm - 4.00pm (Lights of Love service) 2.30pm tour cancelled

Friday 16 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)
Quire and East End of the Cathedral, including Crypt, are closed to visitors from 1.45pm - 3.15pm (funeral) 2.30pm tour cancelled 

Saturday 17 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 1.30pm onwards (concert preparations)

Monday 19 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Tuesday 20 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

Friday 23 November:
Access to the Quire may be restricted all day (organist auditions)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 4.00pm onwards (KSW Ball)

Saturday 24 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors until 12.00pm (cleaning)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.00pm onwards (RSCM Evensong)

Sunday 25 November:
Cathedral closed to visitors from 3.00pm - 5.00pm (evensong)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 2.30pm onwards (private reception)

Tuesday 27 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)
Access to the Quire may be restricted all day (organist auditions)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 3.30pm onwards (schools event)

Wednesday 28 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (Christmas Fayre setup)

Thursday 29 November:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to the cloisters restricted, all day (Christmas Fayre setup)

 

December 2018

 

Monday 3 December:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (Christmas Fayre de-rig)

Tuesday 4 December:
Cathedral closed to visitors 8.30am - 10.00am (school service)
Chapter House closed to visitors 10.00am - 12.30pm (carol service rehearsal)

Friday 7 December:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.00am - 1.30pm (carol service rehearsal)

Saturday 8 December:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.30pm onwards (concert preparations)

Sunday 9 December:
Chapter House closed to visitors 12.00pm - 3.30pm (carol service preparations)
Nave closed to visitors 1.30pm - 3.00pm (WI carol service)

Tuesday 11 December:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 12.30pm
Nave closed to visitors 1.30pm - 3.30pm (Christopher Whitehead school carol service)

Thursday 13 December:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (private event)

Friday 14 December:
Chapter House closed to visitors until 3.30pm (carol service preparations)
Nave closed to visitors 1.00pm - 3.30pm (Cherry Orchard school carol service)

Saturday 15 December:
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.30pm onwards (concert preparations)

Tuesday 18 December:
Access to the Nave may be restricted all day (Snowman preparations)
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.00am - 3.00pm (schools event)

Wednesday 19 December:
Nave and Chapter House closed to visitors all day (Snowman concerts)

Friday 21 December:
Lady Chapel closed to visitors 10.30am - 12.00pm (Diocesan office service)

Tuesday 25 December:
Cathedral will close after Evensong (approx. 5.00pm)

Saturday 29 December:
Quire and East End of the Cathedral, including Crypt, closed to visitors 1.00pm - 3.30pm (wedding)
Chapter House closed to visitors from 1.00pm onwards (reception)

 

 Please note further closures may be scheduled between now and your visit. This list was last updated on Friday 9 November 2018.

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