Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral


Contact details

College Street

01905 732900



Worcester Cathedral is a magnificent sight as it rises majestically above the River Severn.

Worcester has been the seat of a bishopric since the Seventh Century, and the Cathedral was served by monks until the Reformation. St Oswald and St Wulfstan were among the bishops.

Since the Eighteenth Century, the Cathedral has been famous for its part in the annual Three Choirs Festival, the oldest choral festival in existence. 

Today the Cathedral is the centre of a vibrant community of clergy and laypeople, offering the praises of God each day, serving the city and diocese of Worcester, and attracting visitors from all over the world.

With royal tombs of King John and Prince Arthur, medieval cloisters, ancient crypt and chapter house, and magnificent Victorian stained glass. There is also a fascinating ancient library and archive, which houses the second largest collection of medieval manuscripts in any cathedral in the UK. To visit the medieval library booking is essential.

Worcester Cathedral is open daily 7.30am-6pm, with services at least three times a day. Find out about tours and when the tower is open. Entry is free.

Access to most parts of the Cathedral is available for disabled visitors. (At present access is not available to the Tower and the Library due to the ancient, narrow spiral staircases. Access to the crypt is planned for the future.).

A tactile guide can be used by the visually impaired. A loop is available at all services for the hard of hearing.

There is nearby parking, bus and train stations.