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September 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.

  • The Sixteen: The Voice of the Turtle Dove
    The Sixteen: The Voice of the Turtle Dove

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

  • Special Tour: Stitched and Woven
    Special Tour: Stitched and Woven

    Vestments, cushions and altar frontals. With few exceptions, all the items on this tour were made between the late nineteenth century and the present day.

  • Stained Glass Tour and Tea
    Stained Glass Tour and Tea

    The Cathedral has Glass spanning a period of nearly 700 years. The earliest dates from 1330, and the most modern dates to the current century.

  • Special Tour: Winged Messengers
    Special Tour: Winged Messengers

    There are well over a hundred representations of angels in the Cathedral, in glass, woodwork, stonework, paintings, and textiles. This tour takes in a variety of images spanning 800 years.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

October 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.

  • Special Tour: Green Men
    Special Tour: Green Men

    There are over 70 examples of Green Men in the Cathedral although some are difficult to spot. This tour will look at several different types of Green Men, including one for which Winchester is rightly famous.

  • Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake
    Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake

    Join one of our guides as they take you around the Cathedral to discover a variety of works of art and discover why they were installed. After the tour enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Refectory.

  • Hampshire Harvest weekend
    Hampshire Harvest weekend

    A free family event celebrating the County’s food and farming. Includes Hampshire Farmers’ Market, mobile farm, children’s activities, displays, craft demonstrations and a programme of musical entertainment.

  • Harvest Country Dance and Hog Roast
    Harvest Country Dance and Hog Roast

    To celebrate the Hampshire Harvest Weekend we're bringing you an evening of country dancing with folk and ceilidh band, Threepenny Bit.

    The Cathedral Refectory Garden

  • Opera Master Class
    Opera Master Class

    Opera master class with With Janice Cairns international soprano and former principal singer with English National Opera.

    Prior's Hall

  • The Winchester Dialogues: Sir Mark Tully
    The Winchester Dialogues: Sir Mark Tully

    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.

    Winchester Guildhall

  • Calligraphy Workshop
    Calligraphy Workshop

    Learn the art of Calligraphy, unical with a touch of gold, under the expert supervision of the Cathedral Calligraphers.

    The Learning Centre

  • Be a Chorister for the Day
    Be a Chorister for the Day

    The Cathedral and The Pilgrims' School are inviting boys aged 6-10 who enjoy singing to come and have fun as a Chorister for the afternoon.

  • The Winchester Dialogues: John Simpson
    The Winchester Dialogues: John Simpson

    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.

    Winchester Guildhall

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

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.

  • The Sixteen: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
    The Sixteen: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

    The Sixteen perform one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements.

  • Winchester Consort: Conflict and Peace
    Winchester Consort: Conflict and Peace

    Music arising from experience of conflict and the desire for peace will form the basis of this programme of contemplation and remembrance.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

  • 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.

  • Light up a Life Service
    Light up a Life Service

    Remember a loved one this Christmas and help support Naomi House and jacksplace.

  • Live Nativity
    Live Nativity

    Characters from the Christmas Story will be making an appearance 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cathedral Carol Services
    Cathedral Carol Services

    All are welcome to our public Carol Services, 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.

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

    Save the date! Our next flower festival will be 23 - 28 June 2015. More information coming soon.

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.