COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm (1pm-3pm on Sundays). From the 8th of March, two weekly public services will resume inside the Cathedral, Wednesdays, 12noon, starting 10th March and Fridays, 12noon, starting 12th March. Please continue to check the website for the latest updates. All services will continue to be online, and everyone is welcome to join.
Great cathedrals like Winchester will always require maintenance and conservation. Through the renovation of the South Transept, the transformation of the experience for our visitors and the much more varied and interesting ways we are engaging and involving people, we will build a more sustainable future for the Cathedral. Over time, we expect visitor numbers to increase from their current level of 300,000 annually to over 500,000 with a far greater proportion of those visitors viewing the Winchester Bible.