Adult Education

Learning never ends. Join us in our varied adult education programme as we aim to enrich and develop a deeper understanding of faith.

It is part of Winchester Cathedral’s mission to give spiritual support, and our talks and courses are designed to both guide and teach. Open to everyone, our varied adult study sessions enable people to consider issues of faith, belief and ethics alongside fellow explorers.

Cathedral Talks

Come and join us for our inspiring series of talks. We run a varied programme of talks and discussions, including sessions on the Bible and contemporary social and ethical issues. We welcome guest speakers, and run some sessions with partners such as the University of Winchester.

When: We have autumn, spring and summer programmes. Talks are normally in the evening and last about an hour, with extra time for questions.

Attendance: Open to all. You are welcome to attend individual talks or join us for a whole programme.

Price: Most talks cost £5 or £12 for a series of three. Tickets can be obtained from the Cathedral Box Office or from the Cathedral Office reception desk by calling 01962 857 200.

Contact Canon Roland Riem for more information

Theology for Challenging Times

This Autumn, we have been considering the value of theology in challenging times. The Rev’d Canon Dr Roland Riem leads careful and considerate discussion surrounding four theological themes over this four-part series. Each part will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel on the Wednesday following the talk on the links below:

All discussions take place at St Lawrence Church, Winchester. All are welcome to attend.

Chaos and Creation
Friday 25 October, 2pm
Part 1 – ‘Chaos and Creation’
Part 1a – ‘Chaos and Creation – Q&A’

Nation and Kingdom
Friday 8 November, 2pm
Part 2 – ‘Nation and Kingdom’
Part 2a – ‘Nation and Kingdom – Q&A’

Pretext and Parable
Friday 15 November, 2pm
Part 3 – ‘Pretext and Parable’
Part 3a – ‘Pretext and Parable – Q&A’

Anger and the Cross
Friday 22 November, 2pm

Cathedral fellowship meetings

A wonderful way to make new friends and share inspiring conversation, our informal lunchtime meetings are extremely popular with both congregation members and visitors. Held in the beautiful Prior’s Hall, the meetings include a lunch of sandwiches and fruit, followed by a talk on a subject of general interest.

When: Mondays (lunch at 12.30pm, talk at 1.00pm), monthly from September to April.

Attendance: Open to all.

Price: We ask you to contribute £4.00 to the cost of providing lunch.

Contact Canon Roland Riem for more information

Time for Stillness

We all need time for calm and reflection. Winchester Cathedral’s “Time for Stillness” events give you the chance to set aside everyday demands to contemplate and pray with others, helping you to grow as a Christian. There are times of silence, but also a few optional meditations on a theme. Time for Stillness is facilitated by a leader, who will be available for individual conversations.

When: Two a year – in the summer and autumn terms.

Attendance: Open to all.

Price: Usually £10.00-£15.00 to cover expenses.

Contact Canon Roland Riem for more information

Action and Advisory Groups

Members of our volunteer Action and Advisory Group give their skills and time to helping us with some key areas of our mission and ministry. Set up by the Dean and supported by members of Chapter, they offer both strategic advice and practical support in the areas of worship, education, outreach activities and links with the Diocese. Those with an enthusiasm and interest in any of these areas are warmly invited to make themselves known.

Contact Canon Roland Riem for more information