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  • Letter from the Dean of Worcester

    This year the whole of March falls within Lent. That makes it too late to talk about Ash Wednesday and how we should be keeping Lent, and too early to talk about Easter, the great ...

  • Nativity scene in the Cathedral
    A Christmas blog from the Dean

    One of the many school carol services taking place in the Cathedral this week has some very short prayers for the children to say. These are the prayers:'Joseph and Mary travelled to Bethlehem where Jesus ...

  • Letter for Parish Magazines from the Dean

    In many churches and cathedrals, people are invited to light candles and to write down their prayers. Often children do this, and often they are thoughtful and thought-provoking. Here is one I read some time ...

  • The Dean preaching
    Sermon podcast: Remembrance Sunday

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.For the past five Remembrance Sundays we have traced the centenary of the ...

  • Letter from the Dean of Worcester

    Using social media responsiblySocial media have become a way of life for many people. And like any way of life, social media are an opportunity and a danger. Social media can do good and can ...

  • Revision of the Constitution & Statutes of Worcester Cathedral

    The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of WorcesterREVISION OF CONSTITUTION AND STATUTESNOTICE IS hereby given that the Council of Worcester Cathedral, acting under Sections 28 to 30 of the Cathedrals ...

  • Dean of Worcester preaching
    Sermon podcast: Pentecost

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.Acts 2.1-21 / John 14.8-17[25-27]For hundreds of years Jewish people had read the book ...

  • Sermon Podcast: Christmas Day

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.'THERE was a man sent from God whose name was John’. Those words occur ...

  • Magdeburg
    Preaching in Magdeburg for Remembrance

    Thousands gathered in Worcester on Remembrance Sunday to mark the exact centenary of the Armistice at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. I have to confess that I ...

  • Peter Atkinson preaching
    Sermon podcast: Lent 1

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the Download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.‘Lead us not into temptation’. Those are words we say each time we ...

  • Dean Peter Atkinson preaching
    Sermon podcast: All Saints

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the Download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer. LIKE HIMSermon at All SaintstideALL SAINTS’ TIDE is a season for remembering ...

  • The Dean preaching
    Sermon podcast: Palm Sunday

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the Download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.Symbols are dangerous things. A recent television series dramatized a novel by Len ...

  • The Dean preaching
    Sermon podcast: Christ the King

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the Download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.The way people are governed is very much in the news. The results ...

  • Sermon podcast: Thomas

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the Download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.Saint Thomas, whose feast we celebrate today, plays a central role in the ...

  • Why I am voting to remain in the European Union

    Public opinion is evenly divided. Every day brings claims and counter-claims for and against the United Kingdom remaining part of the European Union. It is hard to keep up with the welter of facts and ...

  • The Dean's Challenge

    The Friends of Worcester Cathedral are delighted to announce that in June 2016 The Very Reverend Peter Atkinson, Dean of Worcester, will be undertaking a sponsored cycle ride of 1000 kilometres in Normandy in support ...

  • Thought for the Week

    January 5 is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, bringing the Christmas festival to an end. Twelfth Day is sometimes confused with the Epiphany, which is tomorrow, but you can’t stretch twelve days to include 6 ...

  • Thought for the Week

    Tanzania is a beautiful land. It is also one of the poorest in the world. Most of the population is dependent on traditional farming and the vagaries of the weather. Last year the rains failed ...

  • Refugee banner in Worcester Cathedral
    Supporting Refugees at Worcester Cathedral

    You were strangersSermon by the Dean of Worcester, Peter Atkinson, preached at the Eucharist on the Fifteenth Sunday after TrinityReadings: Isaiah l, 4-9a; Psalm cxvi, 1-9; St James iii, 1-12; St Mark viii, 27-end.The readings at ...

  • Thought for the Week

    Alan Amos is a hard-working councillor, who dedicates his time and efforts to the good of the people of Worcester. He recently made a substantial donation from last year’s Mayoral Charity to the Worcester Cathedral ...