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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. 


November Update - second national lockdown

From Thursday 5 November, the Cathedral will be open for private prayer only, at the following times:


Tuesday - Saturday
10.00am - 12noon

12noon - 2.00pm


Our daily services will be broadcast on our social media channels at the following times

Morning Prayer (9.30am)

Tuesday - Saturday
Morning Prayer (9.30am)
Lunchtime Eucharist (12.30pm)
Evening Prayer (3.30pm)

Cathedral Eucharist (10.00am)


Face Masks and Coverings

In line with advice from the Church of England, we are strongly advising that in addition to the advice below, if you are visiting the Cathedral, you wear a face-covering. While there is not a requirement to wear a mask, for the better safety of our staff and visitors, we are strongly advising visitors to do so, and we are grateful for your co-operation and your understanding. 

For your visit:

  • if you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of taste or smell, please do not enter the building;
  • please use handgel provided before entering the building;
  • please maintain social distancing measures of two metres between people not in your household




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