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  • The Royal Marines Association Concert Band
    The Royal Marines Association Concert Band

    The Royal Marines Association Band with the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir will be performing an exciting concert to raise money for the Winchester Cathedral Appeal.

  • 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, scarecrow competition and a programme of musical entertainment.

  • Calligraphy Workshop
    Calligraphy Workshop

    The Learning Centre

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


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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.

  • 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, scarecrow competition and a programme of musical entertainment.

  • Lovell Interfaith Lecture
    Lovell Interfaith Lecture

    ‘Jesus the Christ in a World of Faiths’ by the Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost, the Bishop of Southampton.

  • 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.

  • Curry Supper in Aid Emmaus
    Curry Supper in Aid Emmaus

    Join us for a delicious curry supper, provided by Bengal Sage in Winchester, and hear from a representative from Emmaus charity who will give a short talk about the work that they do.

    Prior's Hall

  • 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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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 and guest appearances by Stephen Gadd and Claire Rutter.

    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.

  • 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.

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.