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.
Covid precautions and advance booking
For your safety we have implemented full Covid precautions, including physically-distanced seating, hand sanitisers and track & trace registration. Because of these special measures, advance booking is essential for all services at Exeter Cathedral. Find out more about advance booking >
Face coverings in the Cathedral
Following the introduction of 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 safety guidelines
If you are planning to visit the Cathedral, please be aware of the following measures to help ensure a safe environment:
- You will be asked to sanitise your hands as you enter the Cathedral.
- You are legally required to wear face coverings.
- As you will understand, we cannot open our WCs.