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

Tuesday 19 March, 11.45am-12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

Thursday 21 March, 11.45am-12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

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

Monday 25 March, 11.45am-12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

Thursday 28 March, 11.45am-12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 3 April, 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Quire Closed for private service More service information.

Thursday 4 April, 11.45am-12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

Friday 5 April, 8.45am – 11.00am 
Full Cathedral Closure for Winchester College Lent Service More service information.

Thursday 11 April, 11.45am-12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

Friday 12 April, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Full East End Closure for Memorial Service More service information.

Monday 15 April, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

Tuesday 16 April, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 17 April, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service

Thursday 18 April, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Cathedral closed to visitors for Eucharist and Blessing of Oils Maundy Thursday service. More service information.

Friday 19 April, 12.00noon – 3.00pm
Cathedral closed to visitors for ‘The Three Hours’ Good Friday service. More service information.

Saturday 20 April, 6.00pm- 10.00pm
Cathedral closed to visitors for Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter with Confirmation. More service information.

Monday 22 April, 4.00pm – 5.00pm 
Full East End and Transepts Closed for Bank Holiday Organ Recital. Find out more and buy tickets. 

Thursday 25 April, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

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

Monday 29 April, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Tuesday 30 April, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Wednesday 1 May, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Thursday 2 May, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Monday 6 May, 3.45pm – 5.00pm
Full East End and Transept Closure for Bank Holiday Organ Recital. Find out more and buy tickets.

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

Thursday 9 May, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Tuesday 14 May, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Thursday 16 May, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Thursday 23 May, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Monday 27 May, 3.45pm – 5.00pm
Full East End and Transept Closure for Bank Holiday Organ Recital. Find out more and buy tickets.

Thursday 30 May, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Thursday 6 June, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Sunday 9 June, 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Full Cathedral closure for set up for Thy Kingdom Come Service of Prayer at 7.30pm.
Please note due to the Winchester Cycle Criterium there will no vehicle access to the Outer Close. Please make sure to leave plenty of time to get to services on this day due to traffic disruption and parking restrictions.

Tuesday 11 June, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Thursday 13 June, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Friday 14 June, 10.30am -12.45pm
Full Cathedral Closure for Memorial Service. More service information.

Thursday 20 June, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Monday 24 June, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Thursday 27 June, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Saturday 29 June, 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept Closure for Holy Communion Service.

Saturday 29 June, 5.00pm – 5.30pm
Full Cathedral Closure to visitors for prior to Ordination of Priests Service at 6.00pm

Sunday 30 June, 9.00am – 9.30am 
Full Cathedral Closure

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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