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The internationally recognised Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 1418 photography exhibition will be launched by the War Memorial in the Outer Close of Winchester Cathedral on Saturday 7 July 2018 and will run until the end of July.
Irene Anderson returns on the recorder with George on the Chamber Organ. George is well-known to many as Assistant Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral.
10.30am & 1.30pm
Mary Tudor’s wedding to Prince Philip of Spain is the most famous wedding to ever take place in Winchester Cathedral. Discover the plots and intrigues in these turbulent times and eavesdrop on the sumptuous ceremony itself…
Specialist tours are free to attend upon admission to the Cathedral.
Join the Levellers and special guest star Ginger Wildheart at Winchester Cathedral.
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.
Having performed with many eminent conductors over the last year, Winchester Consort make a spectacular return to the series.
The expanse of tiles in Winchester Cathedral is the largest in-situ area of medieval tiles in the country and the tiles tell a fascinating story. This specialist tour gives an insight into how the fabric of the Cathedral has changed in tune with the times.
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.
Soprano Nadine Benjamin returns to the series by popular demand.
Pick up a trail and discover all the weird and wonderful animals that can be found around the Cathedral, followed by clay animal craft activities.
Examination of the ledger stones can reveal stories from beneath them. We look at the people commemorated, the times they lived in, and learn more about what the inscriptions tell us.
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.
After his sold out performance last September with the Cathedral Chamber choir, guitarist Michael Durrant returns with friends and an exciting new programme.
Pick up a free trail from the entrance desk and discover the many colourful coats of arms around the Cathedral. Finish up at the craft table where you can create your own!
Walk the Inner Close in the footsteps of the Benedictine monks and explore over 1000 years of history from monastic times, through the turbulence of the Civil War, up to the present day.
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.
We are delighted to welcome pianist Harry Rylance to his first solo recital at Winchester Cathedral.
Take part in a free trail around the Cathedral to find out about the brilliant Bishops of Winchester. Once you’ve found them all make your own puppet bishop!
See the Altar Frontals, Vestments and Cushions through the eyes of our expert Guides. They include some pieces of Spanish work believed to have been used at the marriage of Queen Mary in 1554 and a set of Vestments designed by Ninian Cooper.
The dedicated restorers have completed their work and the Presbytery is now returned to the glory of former years. The tour concentrates on this area providing the historical background, as well as details of the conservation where possible, looking at the mortuary chests, Presbytery wooden vault, bosses, great screen and the great east window.
This tour will explain some the curious, quirky and mysterious happenings connected to the Cathedral and its monuments. A tour of surprises, revelations and fun!
Visitors of all ages can enjoy activities in the Cathedral’s Outer Close as part of an event to raise awareness of services helping those who are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction and those who are struggling with mental illness.
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
Listen out for the joyous bells of Winchester Cathedral on this August Bank Holiday Peal, headed up by bell ringers from across the Diocese of Winchester.
Featuring Roger Judd of St Lawrence, Ludlow. ex-assistant Organist at St George's Chapel, Windsor.
Our second organ recital of the series comes from organist Ben Sheen, Assistant Director of Music, at St Thomas’s Church in New York.
An exclusive viewing of the flower festival with a champagne and canape reception, prior to its opening to the general public the following day.
Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival returns in 2018 with a stunning array of flower arrangements inspired by the magnificent 12th-century Winchester Bible.
We are excited to welcome Index Cantorum choir back to Winchester Cathedral. They will be directed by Mark Williams in a programme entitled ‘Just William’.
Violinist Fumi Otskui gives a recital entitled ‘The Dances and the Landscapes.’ His broad programme includes pieces such as ‘The Lark Ascending’ by Vaughn Williams.
Andrew Lumsden, George Castle and Claudia Grinnell, return to the series to give their annual Organ Fun recital
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.
A fun-packed family event celebrating the County's food and farming. This event is free and all are welcome
A free event to enable boys in school years 2-6 to experience what life could be like as a Cathedral Chorister.
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!
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.
The annual Lovell Lecture, supported by both the Cathedral and the University, is an established event in the interfaith calendar.
Experience the magic of The Snowman in a whole new way this Christmas at Winchester Cathedral!