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.

 

 

September 2018

Saturday 1 September:
Lady 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) 2.30pm tour cancelled

Friday 21 September:
Chapter House closed to visitors 11.00am - 2.30pm (private event)

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)

 

October 2018
 

Monday 1 October:
Lady Chapel closed to visitors 4.00pm - 5.00pm (private exhibition)

Wednesday 3 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (exhibition setup)

Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 October:
Chapter House closed for general visiting during Worcester Stands Tall Exhibition. Charges apply, see here for opening times and more details.

Saturday 6 October:
Quire and East end of the Cathedral, including Crypt, closed to visitors from 11.30am (wedding)
Cathedral closed to visitors from after the wedding (1.30pm approx.) until 4.00pm (Mother's Union service)

Monday 8 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors all day (exhibition de-rig)

Tuesday 9 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.00am - 3.30pm (schools event)

Wednesday 10 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 2.00pm (schools event)

Thursday 11 October:
Nave closed to visitors 2.15pm - 4.00pm (memorial service)
Chapter House closed to visitors 3.30pm - 5.00pm (service refreshments)

Saturday 13 October:
Nave closed to visitors 12.30pm - 4.00pm (Royal Life Saving Society Awards ceremony)
Chapter House closed to visitors 3.00pm - 5.00pm (ceremony refreshments)

Sunday 14 October:
Cathedral closed to visitors 3.00pm - 5.30pm (judiciary service)

Monday 15 October:
Quire closed to visitors all day (Shakespeare in the Cathedral setup)

Tuesday 16 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 1.00pm (Tai Chi workshop)

Wednesday 17 October:
Quire, East end of the cathedral, and Crypt closed to visitors from 12.45pm onwards (Shakespeare in the Cathedral performance).
For tickets, contact Worcester Live 01905 611427.

Thursday 18 October:
Quire, East end of the cathedral, and Crypt closed to visitors from 12.45pm onwards (Shakespeare in the Cathedral performance).
For tickets, contact Worcester Live 01905 611427.

Friday 19 October:
Quire, East end of the cathedral, and Crypt closed to visitors from 12.45pm onwards (Shakespeare in the Cathedral performance).
For tickets, contact Worcester Live 01905 611427.

Saturday 20 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors until 4.00pm (Diocesan Festival of Healing and Wholeness)
West end of nave closed to visitors 1.30pm - 4.00pm (Diocesan Festival of Healing and Wholeness service)

Tuesday 23 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors, and access to other parts of the cathedral may be restricted, 9.30am - 2.30pm (schools event)

Tuesday 30 October:
Chapter House closed to visitors 9.30am - 11.00am (Tai Chi workshop)

 

Please note further closures may be scheduled between now and your visit. This list was last updated on Thursday 30 August 2018.

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