Closure Notices

This is a living, working building open 365 days a year. Occasionally, for services and special events it is necessary to close the Cathedral or part of the Cathedral to tourist visitors. We are not always able to give advance notice of closures but wherever possible we will include details on this website. Please see at the foot of this page a special section on closures relating to our Capital Works Projects giving details about The Morley Library, Winchester Bible and Triforium Gallery & The South Transept.

This page only includes information about changes to our normal schedule.
We advise that you also check our service listings for full details.

CAPITAL WORKS PROJECT CLOSURES

In 2013 the Cathedral was awarded a grant of £10.5m which, after additional fundraising, means that we can commence upon a Capital Works Project worth some £20.5m, and including:

  • Repair and conservation of the Presbytery Roof and High Vault and medieval windows.
  • A three part exhibition in the South Transept entitled Kings & Scribes: The Birth of a Nation.

During this time we are very grateful to our visitors for their understanding as we complete these exciting and transformational projects, details of which can be found here.

The South Transept, which contained the Triforium Gallery, Morley Library, Winchester Bible and Fishermen’s Chapel is now closed. A temporary exhibition featuring one volume of The Winchester Bible is currently on display in the north transept.  

For more information about any of our closures please call the Cathedral Office on 01962 857 200.


CLOSURES

Thursday 7 February, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed

Saturday 9 February, 10.30am – 1.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for private service

Thursday 14 February, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed

Saturday 16 February, 10.15am – 12.15pm
Quire closed for private service

Thursday 21 February, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed

Thursday 28 February, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed

Friday 8 March, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for private service.

Saturday 23 March, 9.45am – 12noon
East End and North Transept closed for private service.

Sunday 28 April, 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Cathedral closed to visitors for St George’s Day Service.

Wednesday 8 May – 12noon – 5.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for Royal College of Surgeons’ Graduation Ceremony.

Wednesday 17 July, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for Sparsholt Graduation Ceremonies

Thursday 18 July, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Cathedral closed for University of Southampton Graduation Ceremony.

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