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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. 


September Update

From Tuesday 1 September, our daily offices are once again open to the public and additional services will be offered on Sundays. Details are below.



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


Opening Hours

11.30am to 3.00pm (7.45am for those attending the 8.00am service)

Closed to the public

Tuesday to Saturday
9.00am to 4.00pm


Daily services from the Cathedral are as follows:

Morning Prayer 
9.30am Monday to Saturday

Lunchtime Eucharist
12.30pm Monday to Saturday

Evening Prayer 
3.30pm Monday to Saturday

Cathedral Eucharist (with small choir and reflection) 
10.00am Sunday

As more services are open to the public we are reviewing our broadcast service. For the time being all services will continue to be broadcast.


Attending Worship at the Cathedral

If you would like to attend any of our Sunday services, please visit our Eventbrite page here.

This will ensure that we have a record of attendees so as to facilitate track and trace.

Due to social distancing restrictions numbers of attendees will be limited.

Please do pass this on to those you know who might not see the website who you think might like to attend.

The services will be said, until such time as guidance on music in worship is reassessed. 




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