The Cathedral Church of Christ & the Blessed Mary the Virgin, of Worcester is the mother church of the Diocese of Worcester and the seat of the Bishop of Worcester.
Following the Church of England’s decision to suspend all public worship until further notice, there will be no public services in Worcester Cathedral from Wednesday 18 March. However the Dean and Chapter will maintain the age-old round of morning and evening prayer, but at times when the Cathedral is closed to the public.
We will also be making video-recordings of worship from Worcester Cathedral available on Facebook and the Cathedral website.
The Cathedral will open to the public at 9 every morning and closed at 5 every evening. Between those hours, the Cathedral will continue to fulfil its ancient function of providing peace and sanctuary for all who come here. Resources for prayer will be available to visitors, with opportunities to light candles.
At the same time, the Chapter will be mindful of the large number of worshippers and volunteers who will not be able to make the journey to the Cathedral for a while. We will be encouraging people to stay in touch with friends and neighbours by phone and email. There is more than one way of being a Christian community, and like other cathedrals and churches across the country we shall be learning how to be a more dispersed, but still lively and loving, community.