Please use the form below to search all upcoming events at Winchester Cathedral.
A permanent exhibition in the South Transept.
Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation will unlock Winchester Cathedral's captivating stories and reveal some of the nation's greatest treasures.
Be one of the first to explore a spectacular three-level exhibition space in the South Transept which will take visitors on a journey through over 1,000 years of history, whilst offering awe-inspiring views of the Cathedral.
Join us in the Undercroft from 10.30am for coffee.
Event is for Friends' of the Cathedral only.
Learn about the architecture of this great cathedral and how it was built Winchester Cathedral contains fine examples of all the main styles of ecclesiastical architecture which will all be seen and explained in some detail. In addition, the tour will describe the construction methods used in Medieval times and how Bishop Walklin achieved the amazing feat of completing most of the original building in just 14 years.
Tea and fellowship, especially for the elderly or lonely.
This year’s Annual Lecture will feature the Dean of Winchester, The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, Vice-Dean Canon Roland Riem, Receiver General Annabelle Boyes, Cathedral Archaeologist John Crook and Cathedral Architect Nick Cox. Hear the behind-the-scenes story of the recent restoration and conservation work in the Cathedral and the launch of the spectacular new National Lottery Funded exhibition Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation.
Join us in the wonderful setting of the Quire for a recital from organist, Ben Sheen.
Lunchtime recitals are free to attend. A retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.
An informal opportunity for members of the community roll to meet and talk with Chapter members.
Open Chapter dates 2019
Wednesday 23 October
Wednesday 4 December
Join us in the wonderful setting of the Quire for a recital with Michael Christian Durrant and Samuel Moore (Classical Guitar)
Pick up a free trail from the Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table for crafts, colouring and fun worksheets. Suitable for children aged 4 to 11 years.
Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817, in rented rooms in College Street. She was buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral. This tour offers visitors an intimate and often amusing insight into her life and connections with the Cathedral.
Join us at the Paul Woodhouse Suite where Head Virger, Daren Gibb, will talk about a day in the life of "Custos" at Winchester Cathedral.
David Thomas, Musical Director, will conduct Winchester Music Club Choir and Orchestra together with Winchester College Glee Club and Quiristers in a programme of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Duruflé’s Requiem at Winchester Cathedral.
Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting.
Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is spectacularly situated in the centre of the Cathedral's historic Inner Close and until 22 December it is surrounded by the Christmas Market. The clear roof guarantees a rain-free skate whatever the weather and fun skate aids make it an ideal rink for adults and children alike. Our giant Christmas tree brings festive cheer to all our skaters.
Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe because of its unique location, high-quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Wonderful Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance, with a delightful Food Court, British Crafts Village, and over 100 chalets to explore.
Join us for the official opening of the Christmas Market and Ice Rink and enjoy professional ice skating displays and music along with the blessing of the tree. Be one of the first to skate on the ice and explore this year's Christmas Market!
Experience the best views over Winchester and the Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the top of the Cathedral Tower.
Experience the best views of Winchester and the Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the top of the Cathedral Tower at Twilight.
Event is for Friends of the Cathedral only.
The lantern parade is back for 2019, but bigger and better than ever!
A service of seasonal readings and music by candlelight, moving from darkness to light.
The final Open Chapter this year will be on Wednesday 4 December.
Under the baton of Andrew Lumsden, with a stellar array of soloists, Sir Edward Elgar's mighty oratorio presents a moving portrait in sound of Jesus's disciples and the life of the early church.
Join us for family-friendly afternoon carol services and enjoy cheerful carol singing in the magnificent Nave of the Cathedral. Visitors to the Christmas Market and Ice Rink are especially welcome.
Also on Sunday 15 December at 3.30pm.
Join us for an evening of music, laughter and delight at Winchester Cathedral. This year, we are thrilled to welcome award-winning comedian, Hugh Dennis, star of BBC One's Outnumbered, Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Two's Mock the Week, who will offer amusing observations on the ups and downs of family life at Christmas time.
Join us in the Undercroft from 10.30am for a special Christmas event.
The world’s most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, Carrot Productions are delighted to be bringing their enchanting Christmas show to Winchester Cathedral.
Also on Sunday 8 December at 3.30pm.
Wonderful services filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Event dates: 17th December, 18th December & 20th December.
Priority booking for the Cathedral Community.
One of Winchester's more recent Christmas traditions is the annual Advent concert given by the Cathedral Chamber Choir.
The Choristers of Winchester Cathedral perform Benjamin Britten’s inimitable A Ceremony of Carols.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Various celebrations throughout the day.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES
Various celebrations throughout the day.