Cathedral sets out Roadmap to Reopen

Following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Bristol Cathedral is set to reopen on a carefully-considered three stage map.


As the lockdown restrictions continue to ease, we are looking at how we can safely and effectively begin to reopen the Cathedral to visitors and expand the number of services for which we can welcome a congregation. There are three main stages to our reopening:

Stage I: Public Worship Increases

From Tuesday 8 June daily services of Morning Prayer (9.30am), Eucharist (12.30pm) and Evensong or Evening Prayer (5.15pm, 3.30pm Saturdays) will be available to attend in person, from Tuesday to Saturday. We will be open before each service for those attending. This includes additional Choral Evensongs on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first time since March 2020.

Stage II: Cathedral Reopens to Visitors 

From Tuesday 15 June we will reopen for visitors, from 9.00am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday (reopening at 5.00pm for those attending Evensong/Evening Prayer), and until 3.00pm on Saturday. On Sundays we will be open in the morning for those attending services, and from 11.30am to 3.00pm for general visiting.

Stage III: Cathedral Reopens on Mondays & Cathedral Café Reopens 

On Monday 21 June our Café will reopen, from 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday, and 10.00am to 2.00pm Saturday, and the Cathedral itself will be open from Mondays again as well. From Monday 28 June the Café will extend its Monday to Friday opening hours from 9.30am to 4.00pm.

Broadcast Services 

We are continuing to broadcast Morning Prayer at 8.00am daily, and the Eucharist on Sundays. 5.15pm Choral Evensong on Fridays will be broadcast until Friday 28 May.

Services are broadcast via and

For full information visit our coronavirus page here.

Posted on 21st May 2021