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 9 August – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Mon 13 August – Friday 17 August
Please note, there will be no Crypt tours during this time and access to the North Presbytery Aisle will be restricted due to on-going conservation work.

Wed 15 August – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 16 August – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 23 August – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Fri 24 August – 11.45am – 12.45pm 
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

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

Sun 2 September – 4.30pm – 10.00pm 
Full Cathedral Closure for Flower Festival Set Up 

Mon 3 September – Tuesday 4 September
Full Cathedral Closure for Flower Festival Set Up

Mon 10 September – 9.00am – 1.00pm
Full Cathedral Closure for Flower Festival Breakdown

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

Fri 14 September – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Mon 17 September
Full Cathedral Closure 

Thurs 20 September – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Fri 21 September – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 27 September – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Sat 29 September – 11.45pm – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 4 October – 11.45pm – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 11 October – 11.45pm -12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Sat 13 October – 10.00am – 12.30pm
Cathedral Closed for Licencing and Commissioning Service for Lay Ministry. See our service listings for more information.

Tues 16 October – Fri 19 October – All day 
Full Cathedral closure for Winchester University Graduation days. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. 

Thurs 25 October – 11.45am – 12.45pm 
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

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

Thurs 1 November – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Fri 2 November – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 8 November – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 15 November – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

Thurs 22 November – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for Holy Communion service.

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. More information coming soon.

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.

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

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

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