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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The Cathedral is regularly reviewing national advice and guidance, from the government, Public Health England, and the national Church about Coronavirus and how best to keep people safe, and mitigate the spread of infection. 




From the Dean:

It is with heavy hearts that the Chapter of Bristol Cathedral have decided today that we must once again close the doors of the Cathedral in the light of the rising rates of coronavirus in the city.

Although legally we are permitted to remain open, we cannot encourage people to leave their homes while the dangers of the pandemic are so evidently worsening. We do so with the encouragement of Bishop Viv and in the knowledge that other cathedrals and churches in the region have made similar decisions so we are not alone in this.

We are grateful for the opportunities that we have to pray together and to worship on-line and we shall continue to do so. Our clergy and vergers will maintain the rhythm of prayer in the Cathedral praying for our city, our diocese, and for you each day.

We will review the situation continually, hoping and praying that it will not be long before we can meet again in person. Please do keep in touch via Sarah Evans and let us know if we can pray for you or for anyone in particular need.


Services will be broadcast as follows:

Monday to Saturday
Morning Prayer at 8.00am

Eucharist (with Lay Clerks) at 10am

Services are available on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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If you have any urgent pastoral need the please contact Reception on 0117 926 4879.

Please follow the good practice advice on handwashing and hygiene to help prevent the spread of the illness.  

For more information and advice see: 

NHS advice

Advice on mental health.  

Government advice


Prayer Resources

The Church of England has many new resources available for those who wish to engage in their own private prayer, in addition or instead of our broadcast services.

A Sunday Service broadcast from the Church of England Facebook page

Time to Pray app - as of March 2020 it is completely free to use.

Texts for daily Prayers

Church of England resources are available here