Friends Events

We are currently taking bookings for the following Friends’ events. Payment can be made by credit/debit card (please call 01962 857244/45). Alternatively cheques (made payable to Friends of Winchester Cathedral) or cash should be sent to 2 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS or please feel free to visit the office between 9.30am and 2.30pm to book in person:

Cheeses of the British Isles – 27 September, 6.00pm

Chris Newsome, of West Horsley Dairy, has entertained us before with English cheeses.  This time he’s expanding to the whole of the British Isles for an evening of information, tasting, wine sipping and general bonhomie – highly recommended!

Friends’ Lecture 2018 – “Great Royal Events“- Alastair Bruce – Cathedral Nave, 27 October 7.00 for 7.30pm

Historical Adviser to Downton Abbey; Queen’s Herald; Equerry to Prince Edward;  member of the Queen’s ceremonial bodyguard in Scotland; Royal, Religious and National Events Commentator for Sky News and the first journalist to interview Her Majesty the Queen.  Alastair will describe his many roles as a TV commentator and his work as historical adviser to TV and film productions.

Please book for this event via the Cathedral Box office on 01962 857275 or

The Miracle Flower—From Flanders to the Tower – Jeremy Prescott – 7 November, 2.30pm

From the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields” to the 2014 “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” at the Tower of London, Jeremy will look at the role the poppy has played in remembrance, the controversies surrounding it and how remembrance may be conducted in the future.

Coffee and Cake

On the third Friday of every month, join us in the Undercroft and meet other Friends, old and new from 10.30am.  21 Sept, 19 October, 16 November and a special Christmas event on 14 December.