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  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

  • Christmas Market
    Christmas Market

    Recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, wonderful Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.

  • The Cathedral Chamber Choir Advent Concert
    The Cathedral Chamber Choir Advent Concert

    Take time out of the Christmas rush to enjoy a musical journey through Advent to Christmas, sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir in the stunning surrounds of the Nave.


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November 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • A Light Shines in the Darkness
    A Light Shines in the Darkness

    A Light Shines in the Darkness is a new touring exhibition in which six artists’ films will travel to churches and cathedrals around the country, re-illuminating inspiring public spaces.

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

  • Christmas Market
    Christmas Market

    Recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, wonderful Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.

  • Twilight Tower Tours
    Twilight Tower Tours

    A twist on our normal Christmas tower tour see the Christmas lights sparkle across the city and the Cathedral Close lit up from the top of the Cathedral Tower.

  • Live Nativity
    Live Nativity

    Characters from the Christmas Story will be making an appearance on Sundays at the Christmas Market. Meet Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and animals from the stable.

December 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

  • Christmas Market
    Christmas Market

    Recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, wonderful Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.

  • Twilight Tower Tours
    Twilight Tower Tours

    A twist on our normal Christmas tower tour see the Christmas lights sparkle across the city and the Cathedral Close lit up from the top of the Cathedral Tower.

  • Live Nativity
    Live Nativity

    Characters from the Christmas Story will be making an appearance on Sundays at the Christmas Market. Meet Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and animals from the stable.

  • The Winchester Dialogues: Archbishop Rowan Williams
    The Winchester Dialogues: Archbishop Rowan Williams

    A series of conversations with leading figures from the Church, the arts and politics, discussing the changing relationships between Church and State and the challenge of faith in the 21st Century.

    The Stripe Lecture Theatre, The University of Winchester

  • Handel's Messiah
    Handel's Messiah

    The Waynflete Singers bring the story of Handel’s epic Messiah to life, combining the voices of more than 130 singers with a selection of leading first-class soloists and England’s premier early music ensemble, Florilegium.

  • Cathedral Christmas Carol Concert
    Cathedral Christmas Carol Concert

    Join us for the Cathedral Christmas Carol Concert, formerly the Lord Lieutenant’s Carol Concert, an evening of musical entertainment featuring the Cathedral Choir with guest appearances by Stephen Gadd and Claire Rutter and presented by Sally Taylor.

    Formerly the Lord Lieutenant’s Carol Concert

  • The Cathedral Chamber Choir Advent Concert
    The Cathedral Chamber Choir Advent Concert

    Take time out of the Christmas rush to enjoy a musical journey through Advent to Christmas, sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir in the stunning surrounds of the Nave.

  • What Sweeter Music
    What Sweeter Music

    The Winchester Consort perform contemporary and traditional Christmas favourites and audience carols.

    Winchester College Chapel

  • Storytelling: The Christmas Story
    Storytelling: The Christmas Story

    Take a few minutes out of the busy preparations for Christmas to hear this wonderful story from different parts of the world. Open to children of all ages.

  • Christmas Create, Make and Take for Toddlers
    Christmas Create, Make and Take for Toddlers

    Enjoy creative time with your toddlers at these drop-in workshops. Using the materials provided, create Christmas pictures to take home.

  • Candlelit Suppers
    Candlelit Suppers

    After one of the Cathedral Carol Service, treat yourself to a beautiful candlelit supper at the Cathedral Refectory. All those with supper tickets will be guaranteed a seat at the Carol Service that evening.

    Cathedral Refectory

  • Cathedral Carol Services
    Cathedral Carol Services

    All are welcome to our public Carol Services on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Monday 22 December, sung by the Cathedral Choirs.

  • A Christmas Celebration
    A Christmas Celebration

    An afternoon Carol Service sung by the Cathedral Choir especially for shoppers at the Christmas Market.

January 2015

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

February 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

March 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Anathema: Acoustic
    Anathema: Acoustic

    Progressive rock pioneers Anathema come to Winchester as part of their exclusive Acoustic Cathedral Spring tour.

April 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

May 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

June 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Flower Festival 2015: Cascades
    Flower Festival 2015: Cascades

    Thousands of flowers will be used to create a stunning display of contemporary and traditional floral designs that will cascade through the Cathedral.

July 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

August 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

September 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

October 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.