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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.
Be a part of creating a giant labyrinth in the nave from used coffee grounds and other coffee-related sustainable materials.
Everyone of any age and ability can participate in making an individual art ‘tile’, with the help of local artists, art students, and craftspeople.
As the labyrinth develops over seven days and reaches completion come back and see what’s been created and walk the labyrinth in stillness.
All are invited to gather for a labyrinth experience on Wednesday 29 January from 7.00pm – 9.30pm.
Taylor Selwyn Room
Everyone of any age and ability can participate in this special workshop, part of the Pilgrim Grounds Community Art Installation.
Tickets £5 to cover the cost of materials.
This exhibition details the history of the Rev’d Dr James Parkes (1896 – 1981) who was a tireless fighter against anti-Semitism in all forms, including from within Christianity.
Immerse yourself in the splendour of live choral music whilst admiring the open space of the Nave. Index Cantorum returns to give a performance Thomas Tallis’ 40 voice masterwork Spem in alium, and other polychoral works that relate to a theme of ‘pilgrimage’. Experience the music as ‘promenaders’, engage with the ‘Pilgrim Grounds’ art installation, or sit informally in the middle of the nave, with the singers encircling the audience to provide ‘Quadragintophonic’ sound.
Normal admission charges apply
Standing Together: can we learn from history and stop the rise of extremism? Rabbi Alexander Goldberg, Dean of the College of Chaplains, University of Surrey.
All are invited to gather for a labyrinth experience as part of the Pilgrim Grounds Community Art Installation.
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
Hampshire County Youth Orchestra join young string players from Winchester Schools for Hampshire String Fest. Music will include the world premiere of Winchester Tales by Jeff Moore.
Come for an afternoon of music fun! Learn some new music, try on a cassock, play some games and sing Evensong with the amazing choir in our historic Cathedral.
Friends of the Cathedral Only
Join us in the Undercroft and meet other Friends, old and new.
Tea and fellowship, especially for the elderly or lonely. No booking required – just pay £2.50 on the day for a cream tea. All welcome.
Pick up a themed trail from the Entrance Desk and explore the Cathedral, followed by craft activities.
Dr Tom Watson, a Friends’ trustee and medieval historian, will reveal much about these fascinating saints and their importance in the medieval church.
Tickets are £8 for friends and £10 for non-friends.
Indulge in sweet and savoury pancakes, on sale in our Refectory.
Many teams, including clergy, the university, local schools and businesses will compete for a trophy, awarded to the team that completes the course in the fastest time. Enjoy pancakes and entertainment from 12.30pm with racing from 1.00pm until 2.00pm.
Welcome to this special day at Winchester Cathedral, the first day of Lent. On this day we receive forgiveness, let go of resentment and fear and grow into new life and new love.
If you would like to arrange an informal audition for your son and find out more about the Choristers, please contact Ali Dugdale 01962 854 189 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Formal auditions will be held on Saturday 29 February for boys currently in Year 3 and Year 4, who have previously met Mr Lumsden for an informal audition and have been for a taster day at The Pilgrims' School. Please contact The Pilgrims' School 01962 854 189 - email@example.com
Formal auditions for girls in Year 7 who would like to join the Cathedral Choir as Girl Choristers. Girls can audition from the age of 11 and applications can be made at any time during the year.
To apply, please contact 01962 857 219 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Southampton Philharmonic Choir, Southampton University Philharmonic Choir and the superlative Hanover Band for a performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass.
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 for this three-part study day cost £18 (including a buffet lunch) and will be available from the Cathedral Box Office 01962 857 275 and via the Cathedral website from January.
Treat the mother in your life to a delicious Sunday Carvery.
The author and biologist Dr Rupert Sheldrake will show how the benefits of the ancient practices of pilgrimage and visiting sacred places have been validated by science.
Image: Simon Newman
Helen McGarry, who leads the Cathedral flower arrangers, will talk about their role and the work they do. There will also be an opportunity for the flower team will demonstrate their skills.
This gala concert will contain works selected from those the Waynflete Singers have performed over the past 50 years and will be conducted by their three most recent music directors, Andrew Lumsden, David Hill and Martin Neary.
Dom Timothy, monk of Alton Abbey, will offer his experience of the ministry of intercession, in which we share in the needs and burdens of others in prayer.
Enjoy an Easter Sunday carvery for all the family.
As part of the Year of Pilgrimage, Canon Mark Byford will be walking the 136-mile Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury during the second half of the month.
This exhibition introduces Gilbert White’s science, writing, gardening and even Timothy his tortoise!
3.00pm – ‘Battle’s O’er’
A piper will play Battle’s O’er outside the West End of Winchester Cathedral as part of the national VE Day commemorations.
7.00pm – ‘Ringing out for Peace’
The Cathedral bell-ringers will join bell-ringers across the country to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, as the bells ring out in a collective celebration of peace.
Visit our sublimely dressed wedding venues, meet 15 local exhibitors and our experienced team.
Free entry and arrival drink!
Join Trinity Winchester for the Big Sleep Out, an eye opening night sleeping in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral, and raise money and awareness to reduce homelessness.
Join the Winchester and County Music Festival for their 99th concert, with a rousing performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
Pick up a themed trail from the Entrance Desk and explore the Cathedral, followed by craft activities. Free on entry to the Cathedral – admission is free for under 16s. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Join Canon Roland Riem on a 11-mile walking pilgrimage to Romsey Abbey.
The Stone Festival returns to Winchester Cathedral, with an exciting programme of events and activities celebrating the art of stone masonry.
On the 300th anniversary of Gilbert White's birth, Kimberley James, Collections Manager at Selborne House, takes a look into the life of this pioneering naturalist, ecologist, writer and clergyman, from a small Hampshire village, who changed the way we look at the natural world.
Tickets £5 or£7 on the door, if available.
A joyful culmination of Winchester Cathedral’s music outreach programme, bringing together over 200 pupils from local schools to celebrate in song. A free event – parents and guardians are especially welcome.
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Conductor: David Gibson
Following last year’s hugely popular introduction to the peregrine falcons nesting on the Cathedral, County Ornithologist Keith Betton provides a progress report on this year’s activity.
Image: Irma Eady
Treat the father in your life to a delicious BBQ.
Come to be part of a nationwide initiative encouraging people to experience the significance and spirituality of these sacred buildings, using music, lighting and special activities.
In the 250th anniversary year of his birth, the Waynflete Singers will perform Beethoven's last choral masterpiece in their own golden anniversary year.
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.