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Andrew Lumsden, George Castle and Claudia Grinnell, return to the series to give their annual Organ Fun recital
Chris Newsome, of West Horsley Dairy, will be sharing his expertise of cheese from around the British Isles at this evening of information, tasting, wine sipping and general bonhomie.
As the commemorations for the centenary of the First World War draw to a close, we revisit all the places we have seen since 2014 - taking you down into the Crypt, along the Nave and up onto the roof. Music and poetry will be included.
The Anglo Saxon Minster and its role in the birth of the English nation, the personalities who inhabited it and the traces which are still visible today. Part of this tour is outside on slightly uneven ground, suitable clothing and footwear should be worn.
Alan Hacker OBE (1938-2012), was a clarinettist and conductor with unusually wide-ranging enthusiasms. He would have been celebrating his 80th birthday on this day. Family, friends and colleagues have come together to offer this tribute to his life and work, through music that represents some of his significant repertoire.
Lunchtime Recitals are free to attend and a retiring collection will be taken to defray expenses and support the cathedral music programme.
This lecture will open up many of the issues about the relationship of science and faith, engaging with the works of Richard Dawkins and C.S. Lewis as issues are explored such as whether we can prove our core beliefs, and how religion and science interact and even enrich each other.
This year marks 100 years since William Walker's Death and to mark this significant anniversary there will be a special display of his belongings, artworks and pictures relating to William Walker, as well as a short history on his life and how he single-handedly saved Winchester Cathedral from sinking.
Join Winchester Cathedral Stillness Group in the Dean Garnier Garden and take time out, in silence, to thank God for the food on our table and in the fields, and for those who care for the land.
Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817, in rented rooms in College Street. She was buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral. This tour offers visitors an intimate and often amusing insight into her life and connections with the Cathedral.
A fun-packed family event celebrating the County's food and farming. This event is free and all are welcome
Join us during the Hampshire Harvest Weekend to celebrate William Walker as we mark 100 years since diver and Cathedral hero died from Spanish Flu.
Marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present their critically acclaimed adaptation of Henry V in Winchester Cathedral for three special performances.
Mark Byford, award-winning journalist and editor, former Deputy Director General of the BBC and now a Lay Canon at Winchester Cathedral, in conversation with Debbie Thrower.
This lecture focuses on the central figure of Christianity. How do we make sense of who Jesus Christ is and why he matters?
We are excited to welcome back violinist Joo Yeon Sir, who has given many memorable recitals in the past and will give the final recital of the year.
Pick up a trail from the entrance desk and discover the beautiful shimmering stained glass that can be found around the Cathedral. Finish up at the craft table where you can create your own ‘faux’ stained glass window!
Alister Bruce talks about his many roles as a TV commentator for royal events and his work as a historical adviser to TV and film productions including Downton Abbey, Victoria and the King's Speech.
On this tour, visitors will learn about different techniques for producing coloured glass, stained, painted and pot metal, and will be shown examples of windows from several Victorian makers in addition to the mediaeval and contemporary glass.
In this talk, Professor Wheeler looks at Dean Selwyn’s ideas about tradition and biblical criticism and argues that we need to be more fully aware of who we are at the Cathedral, and of where we came from, if we are to square the circle by flourishing as Anglicans in a society in flight from Church affiliation.
“Freedom! The Power of Song” was commissioned by the Salisbury Community Choir, from Alexander L’Estrange, in collaboration with his wife Joanna, a former Swingle Singer. The timing of the concert has been chosen to remember the centenary of ending of WW1 and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy.
Southern Voices are proud to present their Distant Shores concert, at the beautiful Odiham All Saints Church.
Music and readings to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, featuring young people from various schools in Winchester.
From the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields” to the 2014 “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” at the Tower of London, Jeremy will look at the role the poppy has played in remembrance.
This special talk will focus on the story of ‘Warrior’, bred by Jack Seely on the Isle of Wight, taken by him to France in August 1914 and ridden by Jack throughout the war.
More information coming soon.
A free event to enable boys in school years 2-6 to experience what life could be like as a Cathedral Chorister.
Modern art has been commissioned for the Cathedral since the Middle Ages and can be seen throughout this great building. Join one of our guides to discover the Cathedral's works of art and how they came to be here.
Special services to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, including a Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.00am followed by Sung Eucharist at 11.30am.
The annual Lovell Lecture, supported by both the Cathedral and the University, is an established event in the interfaith calendar.
Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is spectacularly situated in the centre of the Cathedral's historic Inner Close and until 20 December it is surrounded by the Christmas Market. The clear roof guarantees a rain-free skate whatever the weather and fun skate aids make it an ideal rink for adults and children alike. NEW FOR 2018! Skate around our new giant Christmas tree.
Experience the best views over Winchester and the Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the top of the Cathedral Tower, followed by tea, coffee and mince pies.
Experience the best views over Winchester and the Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the Top of the Cathedral Tower made extra special in the twilight hour, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe because of its unique location, high-quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Wonderful Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance, with a delightful Food Court, British Crafts Village, and over 100 chalets to explore.
Join the Winchester Music Club and musicians from Winchester College as together we celebrate the feast day of the patron saint of music, St Cecilia, in the magnificent surroundings of Winchester Cathedral.
The lantern parade is back for 2018! Make your own lantern with Bella Crafts and join a fun family parade starting from the Cathedral and processing around the Outer Close.
Come along and join us for our festive joint party nights at the Refectory. Our stunning venue will be decorated in style, the perfect setting for your colleagues or friends to celebrate the festive season. The package includes the venue hire, a 3 course delicious menu with tea, coffee & mints, table decorations and a DJ until midnight.
The Waynflete Singers usher in the celebratory mood of Christmas with an exciting programme of choral and brass music, courtesy of Onyx Brass, described in BBC Music Magazine as “easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain”.
The Cathedral's annual Christmas Concert returns with festive music and carols from Winchester Cathedral Choir. This year, the Choir will perform a special premiere of Queen Elizabeth's Winchester Carol, composed by Roderick Williams and funded by the Friends of Winchester Cathedral through the Queen's Jubilee Fund.
Experience the magic of The Snowman in a whole new way this Christmas at Winchester Cathedral!
On Friday 21st December, the first day of winter, join us in the Cathedral for 30 minutes of festive creative fun and to hear the story of the first Christmas.
One of Winchester's more recent Christmas traditions is the annual Advent concert given by the Cathedral Chamber Choir.
The Choristers of Winchester Cathedral with harpist Anne Denholm, official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, perform Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols.