Chester Cathedral
  • 12 Abbey Square
    City Centre
    Chester
    Cheshire
    CH1 2HU
Chester Cathedral features regularly in the top ten list of the most popular tourist attractions in Chester and the North West. On a long trip or day out, visit Chester Cathedral.

Chester Cathedral - discover, explore, enjoy

Chester Cathedral is one of Chester's major tourist attractions.

There has been a church on the Chester Cathedral site for well over 1,000 years.  It was originally a Saxon Minster, then rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey. The magnificent building that stands now  has been the Cathedral of the Diocese of Chester since 1541.

There has been a church on the Chester Cathedral site for well over 1,000 years.  It was originally a Saxon Minster, then rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey. The magnificent building that stands now  has been the Cathedral of the Diocese of Chester since 1541.

When planning your tourist trip or day out, ensure that you don't miss seeing the intricately carved Quire stalls that are the finest in the UK and almost 800 years old, together with the Medieval shrine of St. Werburgh with modern works of art and stained glass.  The Cloisters and Church form one of the most complete medieval monastic complexes in the country.

When you visit Chester Cathedral there is much for visitors to see and discover, during a weekend trip or day out, within the Cathedral and extensive grounds.


Chester Cathedral - one of Chester's major tourist attractions


Daily Services:

Weekdays:

  • 07.30 Morning Prayer (0900 on Saturday) in the Chapel of St Anselm
  • 17.30 Choral Evensong (1615 on Saturday) in the Quire 

Saturdays:

  • 09.00 Morning Prayer
  • 09:30 Holy Communion
  • 16:15 Choral Evensong 

Sundays:

  • 08.00 Holy Communion in the Quire (Book of Common Prayer)
  • 10.00  The Cathedral Eucharist in the Nave
  • 11.30  Mattins in the Quire (BCP Eucharist 3rd and 5th Sundays)
  • 15.30  Choral Evensong in the Quire
  • 18.30 Evening Service in the Nave on the 1st & 5th Sundays in the month 

Holy Communion:

  • 12.30 Monday in the Chapel of St. Werburgh
  • 12.30 Tuesday in the Nave
  • 12.30 Wednesday in the Nave
  • 11.30 Thursday in the Lady Chapel (Book of Common Prayer)
  • 12.30 Friday in the Chapel of St Erasmus
  • 09.30 Saturday in the Chapel of St Werburgh 

Chester Cathedral has the following additional amenities:

  • Digital Audio 'guidePORT' Tour
  • Licensed Refectory Restaurant
  • Cathedral Shop for Gifts and Souvenirs
  • Disabled Access and Facilities including Toilets and Induction Loop

Opening Times: 

The Cathedral is open to visitors:

  • Monday - Saturday 09.00 - 17.00
  • Sunday 13.00 - 16.00

Please note that there may be times when Chester Cathedral is closed to visitors due to special events or services - if planning a visit, please telephone ahead to avoid disappointment.

Chester Cathedral charges admission to visitors, but there is no charge for anyone wishing to attend services.

  • Adults £4.00 per person
  • Senior Citizens £3.00 per person
  • Children (5-16) £1.50 per person
  • Family Ticket £10.00
  • Groups (10 or more) £3.00 per person
  • Charisma Card holders - no charge

Groups (10 or more) £3.00 per person

  • Charisma Card holders - no charge

Guided Tours: 

All Chester Cathedral tours are led by trained guides, and a general tour covers the history, architecture and the religious significance of the building.

Chester Cathedral also hosts:

  • Concerts
  • Events - Organ Recitals and Lectures
  • Exhibitions

For more information visit the Chester Cathedral website http://www.chestercathedral.com/ 


Please mention thebestofchester when contacting Chester Cathedral.

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