Faith & Worship


Nine Days of Prayer - Ascension to Pentecost 2021

My Prayer

Since the 12th century, the Cathedral has been a house of prayer. Join your prayers with those from every place and every age. All prayers will be read out in the Cathedral.

Private Prayer

Please note during the pandemic access is limited. Please check the Covid-19 page for up to date details.

You are welcome to pray in the nave or any of the chapels throughout the Cathedral.  The chapels particularly set aside for private prayer are the Berkeley Chapel and the Elder Lady Chapel.  The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Berkeley Chapel. We also have candle stands in the nave and in the south transept where you can light a candle for a loved one, or to remember someone in prayer. Memorial candles are available for purchase in the shop – our Vergers will make sure they are kept lit for a week to commemorate the loss of a loved one. 

If you are in need of a particular prayer, you can write it down and we will pray for the people mentioned at our regular services of Morning Prayer and Evensong.  There are slips available at the table outside the Newton Chapel. 

The Nature of Prayer

If you're not familiar with prayer, or wonder what we mean by praying, please read on.   

Regular and Topical Prayers

All churches use regular cycles of prayer to pray for communities and concerns across the world.  If you would like to join in read on.