A Place of Pilgrimage, History and Prayer
Every time you enter the Cathedral you must sign in.
In all cases the Cathedral will collect basic information to aid track and trace and help the Public Health authorities manage and contain infection. It’s in all our interests to co-operate with this measure. Data will be stored securely and confidentially and destroyed after 21 days.
The Daily/Weekly Programme
Lichfield Cathedral is recognised as one of the oldest places of Worship in Britain as well as being the burial place of the great Anglo-Saxon missionary Bishop, St Chad. It is also the only medieval Cathedral with three spires.
Visited by tourists, pilgrims and worshippers alike, Lichfield Cathedral is the symbolic centre and Mother Church of the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield.
Dean of Lichfield, The Very Revd Adrian Dorber says:
"As a community, the Cathedral sets high store by its welcome and hospitality, in this it tries to be faithful to the friendship and freedom given in the good news of Jesus Christ. Do come and visit. We will be delighted to see you"
Discover Lichfield Cathedral
When you visit Lichfield Cathedral you will be offered a free Pilgrim guide of the Cathedral and grounds. Special guides have been written for children and Welcomers and trained Tour Guides are on hand to give advice and assistance.
The treasures of the cathedral include:
The Lichfield Cathedral Community reaches out to the local community through prayer as well financial support to national caring agenices:
Diocesan Sound Digest
Supplies over 500 tapes a month to the partially sighted across the diocese.
Lichfield Cathedral Gift Shop (Currently Closed)
They sell a wide variety of gifts including:
Souvenirs and gifts
And much more
Currently situated at the rear corner of the Cathedral.
Chapters - The Cafe in The Close (Currently Closed)
Coffee Shop and Licensed Restaurant
Serving light lunches, drinks, afternoon tea, homemade cakes to visitors.
Situated right opposite the West door exit of the Cathedral.
Mother and Baby Group
A meeting place for young mothers and their first child.
Education and Encounter Programme
Tertiary level classes, lectures and talks in a wide range of subjects
Please visit our website for details of the next exhibition.
A warm welcome, hospitality and information is offered to all visitors to Lichfield Cathedral.
Would you like to bring a group or school party on a trip to Lichfield Cathedral? Then please visit our website for further details.
Cathedral Opening Times
(See above for temporary opening times and new signing in procedures.)
Monday to Friday: 7.30 am to 6.15 pm
Saturday: 8.00 am to 6.15 pm
Sunday: 7.30 am to 6.15 pm
If you want to find out more about Lichfield Cathedral, please visit their website for further details. Don't forget to check out their rolling programme of events.
With special thanks to Jono's Tourism and Lichfield Cathedral Photographers.
Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval three-spired Cathedral in the UK, and is a treasured landmark in the heart of England. It is one of the oldest places of Christian worship, and the burial place...
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Centre piece of Lichfield
Nice Cathedral inside out. Quite warm in there for such a huge building.