Friends Events

We are currently taking bookings for the following Friends’ events which take place in Paul Woodhouse Suite at the Cathedral unless otherwise stated.  Payment can be made by credit/debit card (please call 01962 857244/45). Alternatively cheques (made payable to Friends of Winchester Cathedral) or cash should be sent to 2 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS or please feel free to visit the office between 9.30am and 2.30pm to book in person:

Friends Festival – Saturday 13th July. 

The Festival Day starts with Eucharist in the Lady Chapel followed by coffee and pastries.  There will also be coffee and cake in the Undercroft all morning from 9.30am for you to enjoy before or after your Cathedral Tours.

Tickets are still available for the free morning tours in the Cathedral (War Memorials and Art in the Cathedral), lunch and afternoon tea. 

The AGM will take place in the marquee on the Inner Close at 2.30pm, afternoon tea will take place there at 3.30pm followed by Evensong at 4.30pm.

Tour of the Bishop’s Portraits and Chapel at Wolvesey – Wednesday 25 September, 2.30pm – SOLD OUT – please call the office to be added to the waiting list

This is a rare opportunity to view the Bishops’ portraits and chapel at Wolvesey, the Bishop’s residence. The tour will be followed by tea and cake.  This is a Friends only event and tickets are £12 per person.

Please note that there is no disabled access to the Chapel and first floor portraits and there is no parking at Wolvesey.

Annual Lecture – Kings and Scribes – The Story Behind The Scenes – Tuesday 22 October, 7 for 7.30pm, Cathedral Nave

This year’s Annual  Lecture  will feature Dean Catherine Ogle, Vice Dean Roly Riem,  Annabelle Boyes, Receiver General, Cathedral Archaeologist, John Crook and the Cathedral Architect, Nick Cox, telling the behind the scenes story of the recent restoration and conservation work in the Cathedral.  Tickets are £15 for Friends and £18 for non-Friends.

To book please contact the Cathedral Box on 01962 857275  or visit

A Day In The Life Of Head Virger Daren Gibb – Tuesday 12 November, 2.30pm

Head Virger Daren Gibb will join us to talk about a  day in the life of “Custos” at Winchester Cathedral.  Tickets are £8 for Friends and £10 for non-Friends

Coffee and Cake

On the third Friday of every month, join us in the Undercroft and meet other Friends, old and new from 10.30am.  The dates for 2019 are 21 June, 19 July, 21 September, 19 October, 15 November and 14 December.