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Winchester Cathedral is a special place to work.

Like all major heritage attractions, there is an awful lot going on behind the scenes… Our community of clergy, staff and volunteers support the Cathedral’s mission, preserve and maintain the fabric of the building, and provide an excellent experience for over 130,000 annual visitors.

We employ around eighty permanent staff, and offer seasonal vacancies in the Gift Shop and Christmas Market. We also offer apprenticeships.

The Cathedral is supported by around seven hundred volunteers – click here to find out about our volunteer opportunities.

There can’t be many better locations to work. Situated in the heart of historic Winchester, the Cathedral is within easy reach of shops and places to eat, and has its own on-site Refectory. The city itself is beautiful and bustling, with excellent road and rail links.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and actively invest in staff training and development.

Winchester Cathedral is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding. Download our Equal Opportunities statement and a copy of our safeguarding policy for young and vulnerable people.

To find out more about what and who we are browse this website or click here to download some printed material.


Residentiary Canon: Canon Precentor & Sacrist

The Bishop of Winchester, with the agreement of the Dean, is seeking to appoint a residentiary canon as Canon Precentor and Sacrist, who brings love, energy and a mission outlook to the task of ensuring the highest quality in music and worship in the Cathedral. This is a senior post and the person appointed will have proven theological and leadership capability, in addition to liturgical expertise.

Closing Date: Thursday 9 May 2019
Interview dates: Thursday 6 & Friday 7 June 2019

Canon Precentor & Sacrist Applicant Information Pack
Canon Precentor & Sacrist Application Form
Liturgical Plan

Application forms should be sent to the Dean’s PA, Gill Jarvis:

Winchester Cathedral is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding


Casual Seasonal Gardener

Salary: £8.86 per hour plus holiday allowance
Up to 40 hours per week (approx.)

Working in the beautiful and historic grounds of Winchester Cathedral, you will be part of a small team developing and maintaining areas of the Cathedral Precincts.  You will ensure that the Cathedral grounds are clean and tidy, and a welcoming sight to all visitors to the Cathedral throughout the year.

You will have awareness of lawn care, planting and general garden maintenance including litter picking. A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety is also essential.

For Further information please contact: Derek short, Head Gardener,

Closing date: Friday 3 May 2019

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Please return all application forms to or to the Personnel Department, 9 The Close, Winchester, Hants, SO23 9LS

Winchester Cathedral is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding