We are Open for Worship!

07 July 2020

Sunday Services:

On Sundays, there will be three services, all in the Nave, at 10am, 12.15pm and 4pm. We are ticketing these services to help ensure that we don’t have to turn people away at the door – since we have to be rigorous in limiting the number of people inside. Tickets for the next Sunday services will be available using the links below, from 4pm every Tuesday:

10.00 – Choral Eucharist, Common Worship, with organ and singer – ticketed

For the 10.00 service, we shall place chairs at a distance of 2 metres.

12.15 – Eucharist, Common Worship – ticketed

For the 12.15 service, we will maintain a distance of 2 metres. It will be an exact re-run of the 10am service.

16.00 – Choral Evensong, the Book of Common prayer – ticketed

For the 16.00 service, we will maintain a distance of 2 metres.

Morning Prayer, [email protected] and Holy Ground will continue on Zoom until the end of September.

Weekday services (Monday-Saturday):

09.00 – Morning Prayer will continue on Zoom every day.

13.15 – The Eucharist, Common Worship – in the Lady Chapel

17.30 – Choral Evensong – in the Nave – ticketed

For the 17.30 service, we shall maintain a distance of 2 metres. 

Face coverings in the Cathedral:

Following the introduction of new laws around wearing face coverings in places of worship, and guidance from the Church of England, it is a legal requirement that members of the congregation at all services, visitors, volunteers, and staff, wear face coverings in the Cathedral. This helps us keep one another safe. Some people are exempt from this requirement; please be sensitive to these: not all needs that exempt people are visible. Those who are leading, preaching, cantoring, reading, and interceding at public worship – who are well distanced from the congregation – need not wear face coverings whilst exercising these ministries.

Important guidelines if you are visiting for worship:

If you are planning to attend one of our services, please be aware of the following measures to help ensure a safe environment:

  • People will be asked to sanitise their hands as they enter the Cathedral, and again as they queue to receive Holy Communion.
  • People are of course welcome to wear face coverings, though this may make Communion more complicated (since we are advised not to play about with a face mask once it is in place).
  • All the chairs used will be cleaned between services.
  • Holy Communion will be in one kind (i.e. just the consecrated wafer).
  • Sadly there can be no singing by the congregation, until the Government advises that this is a safe thing to do.
  • Paper service sheets will be taken away after the service. Any prayer books used will be quarantined before re-use.
  • As you will understand, we cannot open our WCs, and there will be no refreshments offered for the foreseeable future.
  • To allow the cleaning of the Cathedral, we shall have to ask people who want to socialise to move outside the Cathedral, and converse at a safe distance.


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