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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.
Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817, is buried in the Cathedral's north nave aisle. 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of her death. A series of events, tours, talks and exhibitions will be held throughout the year.
Founded in 2006, Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe due to its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance.
Enjoy an exhilarating rooftop tour of Winchester Cathedral with one of our experienced guides. Discover fascinating facts about the Cathedral and its architecture and admire splendid views of the Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the Cathedral roof.
Monday 20 November - Saturday 16 December. Various dates at 2.15pm
Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is spectacularly situated in the centre of the Cathedral's historic Inner Close and until 22 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.
Monday 20 November - Saturday 16 December. Various dates at 3.30pm.
An evocative exhibition by Diane Rush, exploring the familiar subject of ‘Mother and Child’ through a collection of contemporary paintings which depart from traditional interpretations. Diane Rush is a Winchester-based artist who has exhibited her work in London, Amsterdam, Washington D. C. Cornwall, East Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire and Hampshire
Join us for the Official opening of the market and ice rink and enjoy professional ice skating displays along with the blessing of the tree.
David Thomas will conduct Winchester Music Club and orchestra together with Winchester College Glee Club and Quiristers in Brahms' Requiem.
In the beautiful setting of St Cross Church the Ashton Singers, with period instruments led by Julia Bishop, present French and German Baroque music for Advent and Christmas
A highlight of the Christmas events calendar, take part or watch as participants process with their homemade paper lanterns through the Cathedral grounds. The event will include community carols led by Churches Together Winchester and conclude with fireworks.
A number of high profile personalities from the world of TV and film, including David Tennant, Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman and Timothy West are all set to play their part in what will be an uplifting variety of festive and magical performances. All in support of two local charities, Breast Cancer Haven and The Murray Parish Trust.
The Waynflete Singers perform Bach's glorious Christmas Oratorio, his great sequence of seasonal cantatas, complete with jubilant choruses, festive trumpets and heart-stirring arias.
Family-friendly afternoon carol services. Visitors to the Cathedral's Christmas Market and Ice Rink are especially welcome. Congregational carols led by the Cathedral Choir.
The Cathedral invites children from years 1-7, accompanied by carer/family, to the Wessex Learning Centre for registration (10.45 am), activities and an Advent children's service to celebrate the hope in the coming of Jesus Christ.
An evening of musical entertainment featuring the Cathedral choirs, introduced by BBC South Today's Sally Taylor.
Hear the Christmas Story told with the help of props. No booking required.
Admission fees apply.
Come and enjoy this free lunchtime concert performed by the Cathedral Chamber Choir. A retiring collection will be taken. All welcome.
Following last year's success, The Sound Ensemble return to present their dramatised interpretation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with ghostly tales, interspersed with music and carols.
A Christmas concert conducted by Mark Williams, held at St Cross Church, Winchester.
A wonderful service filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir. This first service (Monday 18 December) is a ticketed event, with priority booking for the Cathedral Community, any remaining tickets will be available via the Cathedral Box Office from 20th November.
A wonderful service filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir. This service is not ticketed and all are welcome. Each service is followed by a Christmas candlelit supper in The Refectory.
Supper Tickets: Enjoy a three-course meal after the service within The Refectory, tickets available from the Cathedral Box Office.
Supper tickets available from 20th November.
Written for Christmas, this is one of Britten's most popular works. Performed by the Cathedral Choristers. Free admission, although a retiring collection will be taken.
Children are encouraged to dress as characters from the Christmas story and, for those that wish, join together at the front of the nave during the service. Prayer and collection for the Children's Society.
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.
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.
Join the Levellers and special guest star Ginger Wildheart at Winchester Cathedral.
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.
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
Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival returns in 2018 with a stunning array of flower arrangements inspired by the magnificent 12th-century Winchester Bible.