Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.

We’re free to enter and welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Chester Cathedral.

The Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford

Dean of Chester

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Threads through Creation

Every day at 10 a.m. for 2hr
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St Werburgh Street

Eight million stitches to create the world!

‘Threads through Creation’ is a spectacular display of twelve huge silk panels retelling the creation story from the first pages of the Bible. It’s a vibrant combination of silks, hand-dyed materials, metallic leathers, gold leaf – with miles of thread and eight million stitches!

Artist Jacqui Parkinson’s work is eye-catching and attractive, highly accessible for viewers of all ages. She uses fascinating, unique techniques that produce a feast for the eye.

The enormous panels, 2.5m high and as wide as 3.5m, start with strong elemental pieces illustrating the first days of creation, onto complex and lush work as we enter the Garden of Eden. A must-see exhibition!

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 12 noon – 4pm.
Entry by donation.

Event held in a Cathedral

A topical piece of sculpture - called 'Process' - has been installed on the west front of Chester Cathedral this week, directly outside the Cathedral’s historic west doors.