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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.
Each year the chairs are removed from the Nave and visitors get the opportunity to see how this vast Cathedral would have looked in earlier times.
Revd Katie Lawrence, Cathedral Curate, leads candlelit pilgrimage through the Cathedral, facilitated by prayer stations. At the end of the pilgrimage further time will be given for personal prayer, before we meet for refreshments and shared reflection in the Undercroft.
Revd Katie Lawrence, Cathedral Curate, leads a candlelit pilgrimage through the Cathedral, facilitated by prayer stations. At the end of the pilgrimage further time will be given for personal prayer, before we meet for refreshments and shared reflection in the Undercroft.
Benedict Yates gives an introduction to Christian teachings and rituals relating to the Eucharist, focusing on three main strands of teaching. It will look at how Eucharistic understanding has varied and how different beliefs have had impact on the ritual practices surrounding this central act of Christian worship.
Space for Peace will bring together local and national choirs, community choirs and school choirs to sing from Jewish, Christian, other faiths and secular sources to create a musical vigil for peace.
Index Cantorum returns to give performances of two choral pieces employing 40 voices, Thomas Tallis’ 16th century masterwork Spem in alium, and a recent composition, David Bednall’s Lux orta est iusto. Admission free, with retiring collection in aid of the Cathedral Music Fund.
Hampshire County Council’s Music Service celebrates the New Year with a feast of music and dance. A varied programme spanning 300 years of music and performed by over 200 of Hampshire’s best young musicians and dancers.
Each year for one evening visitors are invited to see this great building free of charge at night partially lit by candles. See the Great Nave without any chairs and enjoy displays, tours and demonstrations.
Celebrated Composer, Broadcaster and Conductor David Owen Norris directs a spectacular concert given by 200 young orchestral and brass band musicians together with The Waynflete Singers and Hampshire County Youth Training Choir.
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 special annual service celebrating the Cathedral’s and Diocese’s involvement with education and the work of students, teachers, academics, governors and policy makers at all levels of education. This year we will be celebrating the work of Sparsholt and Andover College. The preacher will be The Bishop of Winchester. All are welcome to the service.
The Choir & Orchestra of Bournemouth University & Arts University Bournemouth perform Puccini's Messa di Gloria,
Chilcott's Canticles of Light and Haydn's Symphony 104 'London'.
Dr Christina Welch explores the concept of purgatory and what that meant for late-medieval people, examines the concept of indulgences and how these related to purgatory, and raises the contentious issue of the supposed experience of those in purgatory. She will relate these issues to the carved cadaver memorials of Bishops Fox and Gardener.
Presenting the newly formed Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir in a staged performance, supported by singers from the Cathedral Community, members of the Wessex Youth Choir guest appearances from Lay Clerks and Clergy, and children from Fair Oak and Greenfields Junior Schools.
The ten-piece Joseph Band will be directed by Keith Clark, Director of Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir.
Freddie Law-Turner is a medievalist specialising in illuminated manuscripts and recently returned from New York, where she was a Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum. While working there, she gave a gallery talk on the parts of the Bible loaned by the Cathedral to the Met.
West country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman will be playing a very special concert in Winchester Cathedral with his band including playing tracks from the new album and live favourites from his back catalogue.
Women have always played a part in our Cathedral life; often in a hidden, or secondary role, this new tour celebrates our Cathedral women, past and present.
To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, one of the most turbulent events in history, the Royal Choral Society will perform two outstanding works by Russian composers – Prokoviev’s Alexander Nevsky and Rachmaninov’s The Bells – in the stunning surroundings of Winchester Cathedral. The choir will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which will open the concert with Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia
We called it hell - they called it Passendale..." In 1917 , when the war intensified,we remember the horrors, the conflicts and the victories as we visit all parts of the Cathedral - from the Crypt to the Bell ringing Chamber in the roof.
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.
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.