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Pick up a free trial from the Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table to make finger puppets. Suitable for children aged 4 to 11 years.
An informal opportunity for members of the community roll to meet and talk with Chapter members.
Open Chapter dates 2019
Thursday 21 February
Wednesday 12 June
Wednesday 23 October
Wednesday 4 December
Prof Bill Lucas, Director, Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winchester
The learning sciences are giving us exciting insights into how we learn. These lessons can be applied at school at university or college and throughout life. In this lecture Bill Lucas will explore the research, explode some myths and reflect on how 8-year-old and 80-year-old learners are both similar and different!
Tickets: £5 available from the Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275.
There are over 70 examples in the Cathedral although some are difficult to spot, and on the tour we shall look at several different types of Green Men, including one for which Winchester is rightly famous.
The tour will include a walk through the Cathedral's historic Inner Close to the house on College Street where Jane and Cassandra stayed during their time in Winchester.
Indulge in sweet and savoury pancakes, on sale in our refectory.
Twenty teams, including clergy and councillors, will be tossing pancakes as they compete for a trophy awarded for the team that completes the course in the fastest time.
Today in the Cathedral, you will find places to pray and people who will pray with you. You can make a formal or informal confession to a priest, enjoy creative prayer stations and receive ashes on your forehead informally (outside) or formally in the services at 8.00am, 12noon and 5.30pm.
Professor Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
This talk reflects on how best we can read the Bible, focussing especially the gospels and letters of the New Testament, but opening up some wider questions. How important is the Bible? How can it help us shape our thinking and living? And how can reading this text help us reflect on God and ourselves during this period of Lent?
Women have always played a part in our Cathedral life; often in a hidden or secondary role. This tour celebrates our Cathedral women, past and present - a selection of famous, self-sacrificing, dutiful and wrongly accused women. Also women who beautify the Cathedral for the Glory of God.
“Inspired by our Cathedral” is an exhibition of work produced by the GCSE students of Kings’ School.
Southampton Philharmonic Choir presents this jewel of the early Baroque in the magnificent setting of Winchester Cathedral.
Meet over 15 local exhibitors at this 'secret garden' themed Wedding Fair. Free entry, with an arrival drink, included.
Prof Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
The death of Christ is central to the Christian faith, and is the major focus of our Good Friday celebrations. So what does it mean? And how does it illuminate the Christian life? This lecture explores the various ways in which Christians have understood the meaning of the crucifixion, and what each of these brings to our understanding of Christ and ourselves.
Winchester Cathedral welcomes a choir from it's north-eastern partner, Newcastle-upon-tyne. The Newcastle Bach Choir will join with the Waynflete Singers to perform Mendelssohn's great oratorio, Elijah. Orchestral fire and brimstone will be in ample supply from the London Mozart Players. Find out more >>
Paul Woodhouse Suite
Enjoy a delicious Sunday Carvery including a small gift for mum.
Tickets: £17.95pp for two courses, £8.95 for children 12 and under. Pre-booking and deposit required.
Wessex Learning Centre
Andrew Honey, Lead Conservator, Winchester Bible Project
This talk will describe the recently completed work to conserve the Winchester Bible, begun in 2014 by Dr Christopher Clarkson and continued at the Bodleian Library since 2016. It will describe the process of conservation and the rebinding of the Bible, and share some of the discoveries that have been made during the process.
Stained Glass - a relatively unexplored Cathedral treasure. Bring binoculars for best viewing. Winchester Cathedral offers the opportunity to study glass from the workshops of medieval masters of the 14th, 15th and early 16th century and to follow the enthusiastic Victorian revival and the Arts and Crafts movement to the present day.
Pick up a free Easter trail from the Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table to make an Easter basket. Suitable for children aged 4 to 11years.
Seder Meal, shared between Jews and Christians, for all ages.
A Seder is an ancient commemorative meal that Jews hold during Passover. It is multi-layered, happy and sad, containing the story of the Exodus from slavery, together with special foods and rituals, many of which are for children. The Seder will be led by members of the local Jewish community.
Treat yourself to a delicious Sunday Carvery including a small Easter gift for the children.
Join us for our first Bank Holiday Organ Recital of 2019, performed by Peter Stevens, Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral.
St Bartholomew's Church, Winchester
This programme of songs for voice and guitar takes the listener on an emotional journey spanning four hundred years of music.
Emily Gray (mezzo soprano)
Gerard Cousins (guitar)
Hampshire County Youth Orchestra - Conducted by Carl Clausen Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra -Conducted by John Fuller. Come and join Hampshire Council Council Chairman, Cllr Elaine Still for a spring concert celebrating the best and most talented of Hampshire's young musicians.
Alexandru Tomescu - Violin
Conductor - Christopher Petrie
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
This unique concert features history in the marking; the World Premiere of the 'Hampshire Symphony' by Calin Huma. The programme also includes Saint-Saens' impressionistic Violin Concerto No. 3 and 'Balada', a musical gem of sheer Romantic indulgence by little-known Romanian composer Ciprian Porumbescu.
Learn about the architecture of this great cathedral and how it was built Winchester Cathedral contains fine examples of all the main styles of ecclesiastical architecture which will all be seen and explained in some detail.
Join us for our second Bank Holiday Organ Recital of the year, performed by David Newsholme, Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral.
The Winchester and Country Music Festival is made up of 7 locally based choirs: Compton & Shawford Festival Choir, Itchen Valley Choral Society, Sarisbury Choral Society, Botley Choral Society, Overton Choral Society, Twyford Singers and Winchester City Festival Choir.
The Anglo Saxon Minster and its role in the birth of the English nation, the personalities who inhabited it and the traces which are still visible today.
Join us for our second May Bank Holiday Organ Recital featuring Phillip Scriven, the organist at Cranleigh School.
Pick up a trail from the Entrance Desk and discover all the weird and wonderful animals that can be found around the Cathedral, followed by clay animal craft activity.
Free on entry to the Cathedral. Admission is free for under 16s. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The famous tile pavements of Winchester Cathedral enable us to track the stories behind the Cathedrals history and the tales of the people who influenced its development.
Back for 2019, this popular charity walk raises vital funds for Naomi House & Jacksplace.
One of the finest choral educators of our time, Dr. Pearl Shangkuan, and ensembles from across the US, the UK and Germany will gather in historic Winchester, England to perform LUX: The Dawn From On High, Dr. Dan Forrest’s third major work for chorus and orchestra. As Guest Composer, Dr. Forrest will take part in the 5-day festival experience providing personal insights into his compositions and supporting Artistic Director Dr. Pearl Shangkuan in their interpretation, as well as performing at the gala concert with the choirs. Collaborating with an English Choir-in-Residence, this concert will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and will make for a memorable evening.
For nearly 1400 years, those associated with the Cathedrals in Winchester have played an important part in the care of the sick and management of disease. This tour recounts the history of medicine in relation to the structure of the present Cathedral and the people commemorated within it.
More information coming soon.
Southampton Philharmonic Choir with Southampton University Philharmonic Choir performs Verdi's Requiem, a work unashamedly theatrical in style, in which moments of great tenderness and simplicity are juxtaposed with passages of the most powerful and thrilling intensity. Performing with them under the baton of David Gibson are the New London Sinfonia.
This tour explores the exceptional riches of the Cathedral's woodwork, ancient and modern. It considers the indispensable role of wood in the construction and preservation of the building and we discover wood furnishings and decoration as far back as the 12th century. The highlight of the tour is a look in some detail at one of the Cathedral's greatest treasures, the 14th century choirstalls, described as "the most beautiful in Northern Europe".
The Cathedral was cold, dismal and colourless when Queen Victoria came to the throne. This tour traces its transformation and introduces colourful Victorian personalities associated with the Cathedral including Soapy Sam; the Bishop of Borneo; the anti muckabite Dean Garnier and the inspiration for one of Trollope’s characters.
The religious upheavals of the Reformation, the cultural revolution of the Renaissance and the powerful personalities of the Tudor monarchs have all left their mark on Winchester Cathedral. Come and see this fascinating period of history brought to life.
Join us for our final Bank Holiday Organ Recital of 2019, featuring Steven Grahl, Organist at Christ Church, Oxford.
Face the music includes background musical history and examines aspects of music with in the Cathedral. There are three types of visual clues: firstly, images in stone, wood, glass and embroidery reflecting 'heavenly harmony'; secondly memorials and graffiti referring to specific musical personalities; and thirdly, places and objects with musical functions such as organ or the Treasure.
Co-operation and conflict between Britain and Europe as reflected in Winchester Cathedral During this tour we will review how England and Britain’s fluctuating relationships with Europe during the last 1000 years has brought benefits to art and architecture in Winchester Cathedral and is reflected in the lives of Saints, Bishops, Royalty and citizens connected with the Cathedral.
An insight into the Cathedrals many royal connections from the Norman conquest to the present day.
Voices for Hospices Choir are passionate about enabling singers to join together and raise their voices to help those with end of life and life limiting illnesses. Join them for a concert at Winchester Cathedral in 2019!
Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is spectacularly situated in the centre of the Cathedral's historic Inner Close and until 22 December it is surrounded by the Christmas Market. The clear roof guarantees a rain-free skate whatever the weather and fun skate aids make it an ideal rink for adults and children alike. Our giant Christmas tree brings festive cheer to all our skaters.
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.
An informal opportunity for members of the community roll to meet and talk with Chapter members.