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Throughout the period of Lent, the Cathedral will be offering a range of different online activities. These include: 

Contemplating Lent: a journey with artist Sophie Hacker

Each week in Lent, and in partnership with Hereford Cathedral, we offer you a work of art relating to the Sunday Gospel. In a short accompanying video, Sophie will share her thoughts on its interpretation. For those who would like to meet Sophie and discuss the series of five, there is a plenary session, hosted on Zoom on the 30th March.

Alongside the Winchester Cathedral webpage, the art will also be posted on Hereford Cathedral’s website and YouTube channel on Tuesdays, beginning the 23rd February.


Chat with the clergy – ‘What Helps Me Pray’

Take the opportunity to share a cuppa with other friends in a conversation hosted by a member of the clergy. The chat will focus on something which the host has found useful in prayer.

These will take place on Zoom on Monday afternoons at 3pm, starting from the 22nd Feb. The order of the clergy will be:

  • The Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester (22nd February)
  • The Reverend Canon Andy Trenier, Precentor and Sacrist (1st March)
  • The Reverend Canon Nick Fennemore, Cathedral Chaplain (8th March)
  • The Reverend Canon Dr Roland Riem, Vice-Dean (15th March)
  • The Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester (22nd March)

Everyone is welcome to join, no matter how good you feel you are at praying! If you would like to attend, please contact the Deans PA, Gill Jarvis and the Zoom link will be shared with you shortly before the first session.


Book Group: Thy will be Done, Stephen Cherry

To join in the discussion fully, the book must be purchased prior to the first session on the 24th February. 

Stephen Cherry’s book, available to buy from the Cathedral Shop, is a chance ‘to discover again the freshness of our most familiar spiritual resources’. The book is simple and fascinating and structured so that there’s six brief chapters to read every week. The weeks cover heaven, earth, bread, forgiveness, temptation and glory.

There will be two groups, the first will be led mostly by the Dean on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 7pm on the 24th February with the exception of the 3rd and 24th March which will be led by Rev Canon Roland. 

The second group will be led by Rev Canon Roland at 4pm on Thursdays, beginning the 25th February.

There will be five sessions in these two streams and a plenary session at 7pm on Wednesday 31st March, to cover the final section of the book in Holy Week. Stephen Cherry himself will attend.

Everyone is welcome to join. If you would like to attend, please contact Fiona Webber with your preferred group choice and the appropriate Zoom link will be shared with you. There are two meetings each week, either Wednesday at 7pm or Thursday at 4pm.

To view the questions of discussion for each session, please click here


The Annunciation: A Pilgrim’s Quest, with Mark Byford

Mark Byford explains how a chance encounter with François Lemoyne’s painting of the Annunciation in the National Gallery led him to set out on a three-year pilgrimage of discovery. This Study Day, to be held on Zoom, will involve four separate but complementary talks of 45-50 minutes, each richly illustrated, on different aspects of the Annunciation, with time for pauses and individual reflection in between. (For copyright reasons these sessions will only be available live.) To learn more about the Study Day talks, please click here.

The Study Day will take place on Wednesday 24th March from 10.00am – 4.30pm, via Zoom.

Tickets for this event are on sale at £10 for all four talks and are available to purchase via the Box Office. The Zoom link will be sent to ticket holders the day before the event, and they will be let into the room from 9.30am.