Church of England Diocese of Chester

Chester Cathedral now open for private prayer and reflection.

24 Jun 2020, 3:45 p.m.
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Chester <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Cathedral is now open once again for private prayer and reflection.</span>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Measures to keep people safe include limiting the number of people allowed inside at any one time, hand sanitisers at appropriate points, and signage to remind people of the health and safety around social distancing. For the time-being, the Cathedral will open limited hours of 10am – 4pm daily.</span>

The Refectory Café, gift shop and toilets will not be open at this time and will re-open as part of a later phase. The Cathedral Gardens re-opened a number of weeks ago, to allow people space within the city to pray, relax and reflect.

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Chester Cathedral relies upon the generosity of its congregation and visitors to open its doors and maintain the magnificent building at the heart of the city. Having closed in March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic brings financial insecurity </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">upon the Cathedral, and now, more than ever, it need your support to recover over the coming months and years.</span>

People can donate to the Cathedral by clicking to

Meanwhile, Chester Cathedral will continue to offer digital services to all, and these can be found at