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A permanent exhibition in the South Transept.
Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation will unlock Winchester Cathedral's captivating stories and reveal some of the nation's greatest treasures.
Be one of the first to explore a spectacular three-level exhibition space in the South Transept which will take visitors on a journey through over 1,000 years of history, whilst offering awe-inspiring views of the Cathedral.
Enjoy festive, rain-free skating at the heart of Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market! Skate around a fabulous Christmas Tree in the centre of the Ice Rink and then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in the Ice Rink café.
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Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe because of its unique location, high-quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Wonderful Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance, with a delightful Food Court, British Crafts Village, and over 100 chalets to explore.
Join us for the official opening of the Christmas Market and Ice Rink and enjoy professional ice skating displays and music along with the blessing of the tree. Be one of the first to skate on the ice and explore this year's Christmas Market!
Friday 25 October, Friday 8 November, Friday 15 November, Friday 22 November, 2.00pm
The Church of St Lawrence, The Square, Winchester, SO23 9EX
We are living in challenging times. Join Canon Roland Riem who will introduce a different theological theme each week followed by careful discussion and consideration in groups.
All are welcome to attend this free event.
Teach your little one how to skate with our exclusive Parent and Toddler sessions at 10am from Monday to Friday until 19 December. Tickets cost just £11.50 for one adult and a toddler and include access to skate aids.
Join us in the Undercroft from 10.30am for coffee.
Event is for Friends of the Cathedral only.
Escape from the office and enjoy a 30 minute skate and a delicious sandwich in the Ice Cafe during your lunch break for just £10.
Available from Monday - Friday between 12noon - 3.00pm, until 19 December.
Experience the best views over Winchester and the Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the top of the Cathedral Tower.
Experience the best views of Winchester and the Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the top of the Cathedral Tower at Twilight.
Calling all students! Get your skates on and enjoy 2 for 1 skating sessions on Tuesdays until 17 December at 5.45pm, 7.00pm and 8.00pm.
The lantern parade is back for 2019, but bigger and better than ever!
A service of seasonal readings and music by candlelight, moving from darkness to light.
An informal opportunity for members of the community roll to meet and talk with Chapter members.
The final Open Chapter this year will be on Wednesday 4 December.
Under the baton of Andrew Lumsden, with a stellar array of soloists, Sir Edward Elgar's mighty oratorio presents a moving portrait in sound of Jesus's disciples and the life of the early church.
Join us for family-friendly afternoon carol services and enjoy cheerful carol singing in the magnificent Nave of the Cathedral. Visitors to the Christmas Market and Ice Rink are especially welcome.
Also on Sunday 15 December at 3.30pm.
Join us for an evening of music, laughter and delight at Winchester Cathedral. This year, we are thrilled to welcome award-winning comedian, Hugh Dennis, star of BBC One's Outnumbered, Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Two's Mock the Week, who will offer amusing observations on the ups and downs of family life at Christmas time.
Join us in the Undercroft from 10.30am for a special Christmas event.
The world’s most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, Carrot Productions are delighted to be bringing their enchanting Christmas show to Winchester Cathedral.
Also on Sunday 8 December at 3.30pm.
This year, the Brendoncare Foundation is hosting a festive night to remember at Winchester College Chapel. With joyous songs performed by Winchester Consort and conducted by the highly regarded David Hurley, former member of The King’s Singers, this is an evening you will not want to miss.
Join SANSARA for their regular Christmas concert at the stunning church of St Cross for an evening of choral music old and new.
Wonderful services filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Event dates: 17th December, 18th December & 20th December.
Priority booking for the Cathedral Community.
One of Winchester's more recent Christmas traditions is the annual Advent concert given by the Cathedral Chamber Choir.
The Choristers of Winchester Cathedral perform Benjamin Britten’s inimitable A Ceremony of Carols.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Various celebrations throughout the day.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES
Various celebrations throughout the day.
A great way for you to find out more about the choir, and for your son to find out if he might like to be a chorister. While you chat with chorister parents and the choir team, he can try on a cassock, sing with the choir, and have lots of fun!
Photo: Jim Pascoe
Wessex Learning Centre
The week before the Feast of the Annunciation, Lay Canon Mark Byford leads a special study day to discover the meaning of Luke’s gospel story, featuring the encounter between angel Gabriel and Mary (Luke Ch 1 vs 26-38).
Tickets: £18 (including a buffet lunch)
Join Aled Jones for a special concert at Winchester Cathedral as he embarks on a UK-wide tour, performing at many of the nation’s best-loved cathedrals.