Following temporary closure due to coronavirus, Exeter Cathedral is now open for worship, private prayer and reflection. Please click here for more details, and links for booking advance tickets>
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.
The cycle of worship and prayer throughout the year underpins the life of Exeter Cathedral. Daily services begin with the simple said office of Morning Prayer and often close with Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir. The Cathedral is home to several Sunday congregations and holds special services at Advent and Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter and at other times throughout the year.