Closure Notices

This is a living, working building open 365 days a year. Occasionally, for services and special events it is necessary to close the Cathedral or part of the Cathedral to tourist visitors. We are not always able to give advance notice of closures but wherever possible we will include details on this website. Please see at the foot of this page a special section on closures relating to our Capital Works Projects giving details about The Morley Library, Winchester Bible and Triforium Gallery & The South Transept.

This page only includes information about changes to our normal schedule.
We advise that you also check our service listings for full details.

CAPITAL WORKS PROJECT CLOSURES

In 2013 the Cathedral was awarded a grant of £10.5m which, after additional fundraising, means that we can commence upon a Capital Works Project worth some £20.5m, and including:

  • Repair and conservation of the Presbytery Roof and High Vault and medieval windows.
  • A three part exhibition in the South Transept entitled Kings & Scribes: The Birth of a Nation.

During this time we are very grateful to our visitors for their understanding as we complete these exciting and transformational projects, details of which can be found here.

The South Transept, which contained the Triforium Gallery, Morley Library, Winchester Bible and Fishermen’s Chapel is now closed. A temporary exhibition featuring one volume of The Winchester Bible is currently on display in the north transept.  

For more information about any of our closures please call the Cathedral Office on 01962 857 200.


CLOSURES

Thurs 29 November – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 29 November – 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Cathedral closed for Lantern Parade. Click here for more information. 

Fri 30 November – 11.45am – 12.45pm 
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Sat 1 December  – 3.00pm – 5.45pm
Full Cathedral closure for advent procession rehearsal.

Mon 3 December – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Full Cathedral closure prior to private carol concert.

Tues 4 December – 8.45am – 11.00am
Full Cathedral closure for Winchester College Advent service.

Wed 5 December – 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for private carol service.

Thurs 6 December – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 6 December – 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Full Cathedral closure for private carol service.

Fri 7 December – 9.00am – 1.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for private carol service.

Sun 9 December – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Full Cathedral Closure prior to Family Carol Service at 3.30pm. Click here for more information. 

Mon 10 December – 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for Peter Symonds College Carol Service.

Tues 11 December – 6.30pm – 22.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for private carol service

Wed 12 December – 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Full Cathedral closure for private carol service

Thurs 13 December – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closure to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 13 December – 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for private carol service

Fri 14 December – 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for ticketed Cathedral Carol Concert

Saturday 15 December – 10.30am – 4.30pm & 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for The Snowman event. Tickets available here.

Sunday 16 December – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Full Cathedral closure prior to family carol service for set up. More information available here.

Wed 8 May – 12noon – 5.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for graduation service.