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Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is spectacularly situated in the centre of the Cathedral's historic Inner Close and until 20 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. NEW FOR 2018! Skate around our new giant Christmas tree.
Join Benedict Bear on ‘A Monk’s Trail’, an outdoor trail especially designed for families visiting our Christmas Market. You’ll learn lots of fascinating facts about the Cathedral as you help Benedict on his journey to find the Nativity.
‘A Monk’s Trail’ will be available from the Entrance Desk in the Cathedral, the Ice Rink Ticket Office and the Mission Hut in the Christmas Market from 17 November.
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.
A wonderful service filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir. This second service of three is not ticketed and all are welcome to attend.
20 November - 20 December
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00pm & 8.00pm (sessions last 1 hour)
Take to the ice for a Silent Disco and skate to the sound of your favourite tunes! There is no extra charge for these sessions. Simply book your tickets, collect your headphones, fasten your skates and get ready to dance the night away!
On Friday 21st December, the first day of winter, join us in the Cathedral for 30 minutes of festive creative fun and to hear the story of the first Christmas.
A wonderful service filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir. This is the third service out of three and all are welcome to attend.
One of Winchester's more recent Christmas traditions is the annual Advent concert given by the Cathedral Chamber Choir.
The Choristers of Winchester Cathedral with harpist Anne Denholm, official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, perform Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols.
11.00am & 3.00pm - Nativity Services
5.30pm - Carols with Blessing of the Crib
11.30pm - Midnight Eucharist
8.00am - Holy Communion
10.00am - Festal Mattins
11.15am - Festal Sung Eucharist
3.30pm - Evensong with Procession to the Tree
Join us for Winchester Cathedral’s annual Open Evening.
Meet the staff and volunteers who work in every aspect of the day to day running of the Cathedral, from the stonemasons and flower arrangers to the Holy Dusters and the Bell Ringers.
Free admission. All welcome!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!