COVID-19 update: The cathedral is open for worship, please check service listings for more details. While the cathedral is currently closed for general visits or tours, we remain open for private prayer and reflection - find out more.

Important update to public services

March 2, 2021

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COVID-19 update: Gathering for public worship, in the cathedral building

In line with the latest Government guidance, Winchester Cathedral will be holding two weekly public services inside the Cathedral, beginning from the 8th March:

  • Wednesdays, 12noon, starting 10th March – sung Eucharist (CW), Presbytery 
  • Fridays, 12noon, starting 12th March – said Holy Communion (BCP), location TBC 

The Wednesday service will be live streamed, as will additional Feast Day Eucharists at noon, whenever they occur, the next being the Feast of the Annunciation on the 25th of March. 

Chapter, in consultation with the Bishop, is designing a roadmap which fits with the wider plans to move out of lockdown, with hopes to extend to holding Sunday worship in time for Passion Sunday (21st March) and the following days of Holy Week. Further details to follow. 

The safety of the congregation, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance, and the Dean and Chapter are confident that public worship can resume as part of a gradual, staged approach by adhering to current government guidelines and social distancing – as has been done in previous phases of the pandemic. 

The Cathedral will remain open for private prayer and quiet reflection, between 1pm-5pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm-3pm on Sundays. 

Morning and Evening worship will continue to be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube and on the website, and all are welcome to join in Cathedral activities and online worship. In addition, there is the opportunity to meet with others in the Winchester Cathedral Zoom Room for Morning Prayer and after Evensong or Evening Prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.