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

    Winchester Guildhall

    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.

  • 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.


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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.

  • The Tenderness of Patient Minds
    The Tenderness of Patient Minds

    An exhibition of bronzes by Robert Truscott, which takes its theme from Wilfred Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Children's Half Term Holiday Activities
    Children's Half Term Holiday Activities

    Join us for autumn printing and rubbings, using the beauty of the autumn leaves to create patterns and pictures. Suitable for children aged 7+.

  • 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 Tenderness of Patient Minds
    The Tenderness of Patient Minds

    An exhibition of bronzes by Robert Truscott, which takes its theme from Wilfred Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth.

  • 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.

  • Cathedral Quiet Day - Saints of God
    Cathedral Quiet Day - Saints of God

    An opportunity to reflect on who we are through God's love for us, that we are his saints today led by Canon Norman Boakes.

    The Undercroft

  • 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

    This performance, marking Remembrance Day and reflecting on the World Wars and other conflicts, includes an interview with Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Holocaust survivor and member of the Auschwitz Orchestra.

  • 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.

  • Men and Magnificent Music
    Men and Magnificent Music

    This is your chance to hear over 240 male voices for a once only Concert. The Voices of the 5 Male Voice Choirs come from Croydon, Hart (based in Odiham), Pontnewydd (from Cwmbran, South Wales), Romsey and Swindon.

  • 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.

  • Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
    Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

    Winchester Music Club presents what is widely regarded as Elgar's masterpiece, which had its first performance in 1900. The Dream of Gerontius is a setting of John Henry Newman's poem of the same name.

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Tenderness of Patient Minds
    The Tenderness of Patient Minds

    An exhibition of bronzes by Robert Truscott, which takes its theme from Wilfred Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth.