COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm. All services are now online only and everyone is welcome to join.
Anglicanism is a global religion with over 77 million Anglicans worldwide, and we enjoy special historic links with several other Christian organisations across the world. The Diocese and the Dean and Chapter are most grateful for their continuing spiritual and practical friendship, hospitality and prayers.
L’Abbaye de Fleury at St Benoît sur Loire, France
Abbot: Father Etienne Ricaud.
We’ve had special links with the Benedictine monastic community of the Abbaye St Benoît de
Fleury, France for many years. Founded in the 7th century at the same time as our own Old Minster, the abbey went on to become an important centre of monastic life until it was destroyed during the French Revolution. Re-founded in 1944, it was formally twinned with Winchester Cathedral in the 1970s and is remembered in our prayers every day at Evensong.
Visit the Abbaye St Benoît de Fleury website
The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Dean: Christopher Dalliston.
For over 900 years the beautiful Cathedral Church of St Nicholas was Newcastle’s parish church. In 1882, it became the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, which stretches from Newcastle’s River Tyne up to the River Tweed on Scotland's Borders. In the 1980s a link was formally set up between the dioceses of Newcastle and Winchester and the two cathedrals were twinned. Remembered in our prayers weekly.
Visit the St Nicholas Cathedral website
The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity with St Swithun, Stavanger, Norway
Dean: Anne Lise Ådnøy.
Our links with the Cathedral of Stavanger on Norway’s south-west coast date back to its foundation as a Christian church in 1125. A monk from Winchester Cathedral’s great Priory of St Swithun was Stavanger’s first bishop, and is said to have taken with him an arm bone of our miracle-working patron saint, St Swithun. Today, we continue to enjoy close contact with the community of Norway’s earliest cathedral. Remembered in our prayers weekly.
Visit the Stavanger website
The Cathedral Church of St Paul, Namirembe, Uganda
Dean: Benon Kityo.
In 1977, the Winchester Diocese established a special link with the Anglican Province of Uganda. Today, each of the deaneries in our diocese has a direct link with the Province. Their mother church is linked with Winchester Cathedral and is remembered in our prayers, weekly.
Visit the Anglican Communion website