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Gloucester Cathedral
May 2018

Tuesday 1st May 2018 08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Library TourLocated high above the main body of the Cathedral (you will need to go up 38 spiral steps!) the Cathedral Library Room was originally part of the Abbey and holds a wonderful collection of books and manuscripts dating back to the 11th century.

The tour will allow you access to the impressive medieval library. You will have the chance to get up close to rare books and early manuscripts from the Cathedral’s collection. Tours last 30 minutes and cost £3.00 per adult and £1.00 per adult. Tickets are available on the day from the gift shop. If you are coming specifically for this tour, please contact us on visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to confirm availability.
17:30Eucharist for the Feast of Ss Philip and James
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 Limited Disabled Access to the East End Due to maintenance work to the lifts there will be no access to the East End and Lady Chapel.

Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
16:00Evening Prayer
18:00Junior Voices Project Concert
Thursday 3rd May 2018 Limited Disabled Access to the East End Due to maintenance work to the lifts there will be no access to the East End and Lady Chapel.

Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Friday 4th May 2018 08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
19:30Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose
Friday 4 May 7.30pm

Wynstones School presents Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose. A multi-school fundraising concert for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the completion of the Wynstones Hall. Ahoy! is the story of the Mary Rose with adult and children’s choirs, narrator, band and dancers.

The performance showcases the Wynstones Lower, Middle and Upper School Choirs and Orchestra together with four other schools, including Steiner Academy Hereford, Steiner Academy Frome, Ringwood Waldorf School and Freie Waldorfschule Dashberg, and the adult Phoenix Choir and Performance Orchestra. All are invited to join us for this concert and fundraiser for a wonderful causes and celebrate Wynstones 80 years of education.

Admission is £5.50 with children under ten years old free with a retiring collection in aid of Duchenne and the completion of the Wynstones Hall. An Alumni Reception is also taking place following the concert in the South Transept of the Cathedral.

Tickets available through www.wynstones.com
Saturday 5th May 2018 08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Tower Tourwhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Evening Prayer
19:15Gloucester Choral Society: Parry Festival Gala Concert
Sunday 6th May 2018 Guided Tours Guides are available 12.00-14.30, excluding times where there is limited access to the Cathedral.

The Guides can offer full or partial guided tours which they will tailor to suit your interests and the time you have available.

If you would like a full tour of the Cathedral it’s a good idea to arrive at least 45 minutes before the Guides go off duty, in order to allow enough time.

Guides are available on a first come first served basis. To book your own guided tour, contact visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk
07:40Morning Prayer Lift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
10:15Sung EucharistSung Eucharist with Children's Church. One of our most popular services. Come along, everyone is welcome.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 7th May 2018 08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
11:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Bank Holiday Lunchtime Organ Recital - Roger JuddBank Holiday Lunchtime Organ Recital - Roger Judd
Ludlow Parish Church

Monday 7 May 12.30pm

Admission free with retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all. Evensong is sung by the Girl Choristers on Mondays during term time.
Tuesday 8th May 2018 Limited Access There will be no access to main Cathedral building (including the Nave and Lady Chapel) between the hours of 10.30am to 12.30pm due to a funeral service.

The Cloisters will remain open with access via the Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Library TourLocated high above the main body of the Cathedral (you will need to go up 38 spiral steps!) the Cathedral Library Room was originally part of the Abbey and holds a wonderful collection of books and manuscripts dating back to the 11th century.

The tour will allow you access to the impressive medieval library. You will have the chance to get up close to rare books and early manuscripts from the Cathedral’s collection. Tours last 30 minutes and cost £3.00 per adult and £1.00 per adult. Tickets are available on the day from the gift shop. If you are coming specifically for this tour, please contact us on visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to confirm availability.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Wednesday 9th May 2018 08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Thursday 10th May 2018 Ascension Day
 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
07:00Ascension Day EucharistAscension Day Eucharist

Thursday 10 May 7.00am

Eucharist in the Quire followed by a procession to the Cathedral Green to hear the Cathedral Choir sing out across the rooftops. A glorious way to celebrate the day.

As Jesus ascends to heaven, the Cathedral Choir ascends the Tower to sing out across the City
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Friday 11th May 2018 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Saturday 12th May 2018 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Tower Tourwhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
16:30Diocesan Confirmation Service
Sunday 13th May 2018 Guided Tours Guides are available 12.00-14.30, excluding times where there is limited access to the Cathedral.

The Guides can offer full or partial guided tours which they will tailor to suit your interests and the time you have available.

If you would like a full tour of the Cathedral it’s a good idea to arrive at least 45 minutes before the Guides go off duty, in order to allow enough time.

Guides are available on a first come first served basis. To book your own guided tour, contact visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk
 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
07:40Morning Prayer Lift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
10:15Sung EucharistSung Eucharist with Children's Church. One of our most popular services. Come along, everyone is welcome.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Choral Evensong sung by the Saint Cecilia SingersWith Installation of Canons
Come and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 14th May 2018 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
11:30 Informal Lunchtime Concert - Dean Close Preparatory School Informal Lunchtime Concert - Dean Close Preparatory School Chamber Choir
Monday 14 May 11.30pm
Admission free

Reflections
A Selection of Pieces to Pause and Reflect
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all. Evensong is sung by the Girl Choristers on Mondays during term time.
Tuesday 15th May 2018 Limtied Access today 1.30pm - 4.30pm There will be no access to the Cathedral Nave today between 1.30pm - 4.30pm due to a special service.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
10:30Ways to Wellbeing WorkshopWays to Wellbeing Workshop

An official FestivALL Fringe and Mental Health Awareness Week Event

Tuesday 15 May 10.30am - 11.30am

Gloucester Cathedral Chapter House

Run by 2gether Trust, this will be a free, practical workshop that introduces mental health and wellbeing. The session explores physical activity to support mental health with the intention that each participant leaves with a plan and ideas for his/her own wellbeing and/or someone they care for.

For further details about the workshop contact the course leader email: Rachael.Cordy-Jones@nhs.net
call: 01432 894200 / 07880721940

To book a space contact helen.jeffrey@gloucestercathedral.org.uk
call: 01452 229 838

11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
17:30Evening Prayer
Wednesday 16th May 2018 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
10:00FestivALL Fringe Event : ‘Encounters'Free Textile workshop

Chapter House

Gloucester Cathedral is delighted to offer this free textile workshop as part of the wider FestivALL 2018 programme.

Spaces are limited. To book your place contact:

helen.jeffrey@gloucestercathedral.org.uk
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
19:30Evening Organ Recital - Andrew LumsdenEvening Organ Recital - Andrew Lumsden
Director of Music, Winchester Cathedral

Wednesday 16 May 7.30pm

Programme to be announced:

Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music

The Organ: Gloucester Cathedral’s mighty organ was originally constructed in 1666 by Thomas Harris. It is the only complete 17th century Cathedral organ case surviving in this country, and the pipes displayed on the front of the case still speak to this day.
Thursday 17th May 2018 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
16:00FestivALL Launch EventFestivALL Launch in Gloucester Cathedral
Thursday 17 May 4.00pm - 7.30pm

FestivALL is a month of events bringing people closer together – celebrating the communities in which we live and work. There will be parties, picnics and coffee mornings, arts, sports and music events, as well as other shared activities you can join in, all taking place across Gloucestershire and beyond.

FestivALL aims to break down barriers in our communities across ethnicity, faith, ability, sexual orientation, class, age and gender and create opportunities for us all to discover more about the people, places and organisations in our area.

The launch of FestivALL is a public event, is free and is open to everyone. The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek will officially open the FestivALL and then in the grounds of the Cathedral there will be street food, bands, dancing and much more. Come and join the fun!
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Friday 18th May 2018 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short service of intimate prayer.
10:00Sharing and Learning daySharing and Learning day

Friday 18 May 10.00am - 4.30pm

Gloucester Cathedral

A free event, open to anyone interested in inclusion and access. The day will offer information about local community and statutory organisations that promote inclusive community. Key speakers will give inspiring talks about the importance of community and will explore the theme of inclusion, what it means and how can we all get better at it. Workshops will be run providing information, knowledge and support on how people and organisations can be as inclusive as possible.

Key Note Speaker: Dame Janet Trotter OBE DBE CVO, Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

For full details and to book a space visit www.gloucester.anglican.org/festivall/

(BSL Interpreted Key Note and Closing Address)

11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
19:30Jazz in the Lady Chapel: Dom Franks and the Strayhorns Jazz in the Lady Chapel: Dom Franks and the Strayhorns
Friday 18 May 7.30pm - 9.45pm

Gloucester Cathedral Lady Chapel

The StrayHorn quartet was formed in 2010 to showcase the lyrical original compositions of Cheltenham-based saxophonist Dom Franks, a former student of Jazz Messenger Jean

Toussaint, and winner of the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Musician competition. The band’s sound is accessible, lyrical but rooted in creative improvisation and hard-driving grooves. Wide-ranging influences include Robert Glasper, Kenny Garrett, Kneebody and Joe Lovano, as well as Vaughan Williams and Afrobeat.

This concert will focus on material from the band’s newly launched third album Living With Spooks. The lineup will feature guest pianist John Law , as well as regular members Billy Weir (recent winner of the Tony Levin ‘most swinging drummer’ award), bassist James Agg) and Alex Steele on keyboards.
Saturday 19th May 2018 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Tower Tourwhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
16:30Choral Evensong sung by In Ecclesia (Exon)Come and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
19:00Spring Concert - A Celebration of Brass & VoicesSpring Concert - A Celebration of Brass & Voices
Flowers Brass Band and ReChoir

Saturday 19 May 7.00pm

Kapitol Promotions Ltd, the organisers of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, are delighted to announce a fabulous musical concert that will be taking place on Saturday 19th May 2018 in Gloucester. As the first of their new "Cathedral Series" of concerts, and surrounded by the wonderful architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, two ensembles will perform in a Summer Concert featuring a diverse range of music to suit all tastes

Flowers Brass Band, who were recently crowned "West of England" Regional Champions - for the 7th time in the last 9 years - and who will be representing the "West of England" at the National Finals in October, will be showcasing their dazzling talents at this concert as they perform a wide range of entertaining pieces throughout the evening. Flowers Band are one of the highest ranked brass bands in the world, so under the direction of Musical Director, David Childs (who is regarded as the finest euphonium player of his generation), their appearance at this concert is not to be missed!
Sunday 20th May 2018 Guided Tours Guides are available 12.00-14.30, excluding times where there is limited access to the Cathedral.

The Guides can offer full or partial guided tours which they will tailor to suit your interests and the time you have available.

If you would like a full tour of the Cathedral it’s a good idea to arrive at least 45 minutes before the Guides go off duty, in order to allow enough time.

Guides are available on a first come first served basis. To book your own guided tour, contact visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk
 Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition Inside-Out Gloucester: 'Kingdom Come' Exhibition

Thursday 10 May - Monday 21 May

Following a very successful exhibition over the May Bank Holiday last year, Inside-Out have been invited back to the Cathedral Cloisters. The exhibition co-incides with Thy Kingdom Come, an International initiative, and the beginning of 'Festive-ALL' at the Cathedral. As a group of six Christian artists working with paint, stone and textiles, we formed 'Inside-Out Gloucester' in 2015 to exhibit our art in the public domain and encourage dialogue about spiritual issues. 'Come and see our work!'

Admission free
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
 Pentecost/Whit Sunday
07:40Morning Prayer Lift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
10:15Sung Eucharist Pentecost/Whit Sunday50 days after Easter the celebration of the work of the Holy Spirit.

Eucharist with Baptism and confirmation led by the Bishop of Gloucester.
Come along and celebrate with us, everyone is welcome.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Choral Evensong with processionCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 21st May 2018 Limited Access There will be no access to the Cloister today due to a special event.

There will also be limited access to the Quire at certain periods throughout the day.

The rest of the Cathedral will remain open as usual. The toilets can be accessed via the Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop.

We apologise for the inconvenience.
 ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt ‘Wings’ Collaborative Quilt

Located in the South Ambulatory, this magnificent Quilt was created for the Christian Arts Festival 2017 by a group of dedicated craftspeople and artists. The piece reflects messages of hope and peace and will be on display at the Cathedral from Thursday 10 May until Monday 21 May 2018.

Admission free
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion, today at St Mary de Lode ChurchAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
17:30Choral Evensong, today at St Mary de Lode ChurchCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all. Evensong is sung by the Girl Choristers on Mondays during term time.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 Limited Disabled Access to the East End Due to maintenance work to the ramps there will be no access to the East End and Lady Chapel.

Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Library TourLocated high above the main body of the Cathedral (you will need to go up 38 spiral steps!) the Cathedral Library Room was originally part of the Abbey and holds a wonderful collection of books and manuscripts dating back to the 11th century.

The tour will allow you access to the impressive medieval library. You will have the chance to get up close to rare books and early manuscripts from the Cathedral’s collection. Tours last 30 minutes and cost £3.00 per adult and £1.00 per adult. Tickets are available on the day from the gift shop. If you are coming specifically for this tour, please contact us on visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to confirm availability.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Thursday 24th May 2018 08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Friday 25th May 2018 08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Saturday 26th May 2018 Exhibition: Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions

Photography Exhibition by students from the University of Gloucestershire

Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June

Gloucester Cathedral Nave Aisles

In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and the African Community Foundation, Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions exhibits a series of photography projects by students studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Students explored the theme of migration and were asked to work collaboratively with their subjects to produce photographs and accompanying interpretation. The aim of the project was to examine migration in a broad and inclusive way so as to extend the way that we understand migration and to challenge the traditional images of migrants. The projects illustrate the diversity of migrant’s stories and how they are represented as individuals in society.

The exhibition has been displayed in Cheltenham in 2017 as part of the students’ end of year show and we are delighted to display it here in Gloucester as part of FestivALL.


08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
11:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Tower Tourwhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
16:30Choral Evensong sung by St James Episcopal Church, HoustonCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Sunday 27th May 2018 Guided Tours Guides are available 12.00-14.30, excluding times where there is limited access to the Cathedral.

The Guides can offer full or partial guided tours which they will tailor to suit your interests and the time you have available.

If you would like a full tour of the Cathedral it’s a good idea to arrive at least 45 minutes before the Guides go off duty, in order to allow enough time.

Guides are available on a first come first served basis. To book your own guided tour, contact visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk
 Exhibition: Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions

Photography Exhibition by students from the University of Gloucestershire

Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June

Gloucester Cathedral Nave Aisles

In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and the African Community Foundation, Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions exhibits a series of photography projects by students studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Students explored the theme of migration and were asked to work collaboratively with their subjects to produce photographs and accompanying interpretation. The aim of the project was to examine migration in a broad and inclusive way so as to extend the way that we understand migration and to challenge the traditional images of migrants. The projects illustrate the diversity of migrant’s stories and how they are represented as individuals in society.

The exhibition has been displayed in Cheltenham in 2017 as part of the students’ end of year show and we are delighted to display it here in Gloucester as part of FestivALL.


07:40Morning Prayer Lift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
10:15Sung Eucharist sung by St James Episcopal Church, HoustonSung Eucharist with Children's Church.
One of our most popular services. Come along, everyone is welcome.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Choral Evensong sung by St James Episcopal Church, HoustonCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 28th May 2018 Exhibition: Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions

Photography Exhibition by students from the University of Gloucestershire

Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June

Gloucester Cathedral Nave Aisles

In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and the African Community Foundation, Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions exhibits a series of photography projects by students studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Students explored the theme of migration and were asked to work collaboratively with their subjects to produce photographs and accompanying interpretation. The aim of the project was to examine migration in a broad and inclusive way so as to extend the way that we understand migration and to challenge the traditional images of migrants. The projects illustrate the diversity of migrant’s stories and how they are represented as individuals in society.

The exhibition has been displayed in Cheltenham in 2017 as part of the students’ end of year show and we are delighted to display it here in Gloucester as part of FestivALL.


08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
11:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Evening Prayer
Tuesday 29th May 2018 Exhibition: Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions

Photography Exhibition by students from the University of Gloucestershire

Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June

Gloucester Cathedral Nave Aisles

In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and the African Community Foundation, Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions exhibits a series of photography projects by students studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Students explored the theme of migration and were asked to work collaboratively with their subjects to produce photographs and accompanying interpretation. The aim of the project was to examine migration in a broad and inclusive way so as to extend the way that we understand migration and to challenge the traditional images of migrants. The projects illustrate the diversity of migrant’s stories and how they are represented as individuals in society.

The exhibition has been displayed in Cheltenham in 2017 as part of the students’ end of year show and we are delighted to display it here in Gloucester as part of FestivALL.


08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Library TourLocated high above the main body of the Cathedral (you will need to go up 38 spiral steps!) the Cathedral Library Room was originally part of the Abbey and holds a wonderful collection of books and manuscripts dating back to the 11th century.

The tour will allow you access to the impressive medieval library. You will have the chance to get up close to rare books and early manuscripts from the Cathedral’s collection. Tours last 30 minutes and cost £3.00 per adult and £1.00 per adult. Tickets are available on the day from the gift shop. If you are coming specifically for this tour, please contact us on visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to confirm availability.
17:30Evening Prayer
Wednesday 30th May 2018 Exhibition: Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions

Photography Exhibition by students from the University of Gloucestershire

Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June

Gloucester Cathedral Nave Aisles

In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and the African Community Foundation, Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions exhibits a series of photography projects by students studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Students explored the theme of migration and were asked to work collaboratively with their subjects to produce photographs and accompanying interpretation. The aim of the project was to examine migration in a broad and inclusive way so as to extend the way that we understand migration and to challenge the traditional images of migrants. The projects illustrate the diversity of migrant’s stories and how they are represented as individuals in society.

The exhibition has been displayed in Cheltenham in 2017 as part of the students’ end of year show and we are delighted to display it here in Gloucester as part of FestivALL.


08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Evening Prayer
Thursday 31st May 2018 Exhibition: Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions

Photography Exhibition by students from the University of Gloucestershire

Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June

Gloucester Cathedral Nave Aisles

In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and the African Community Foundation, Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions exhibits a series of photography projects by students studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Students explored the theme of migration and were asked to work collaboratively with their subjects to produce photographs and accompanying interpretation. The aim of the project was to examine migration in a broad and inclusive way so as to extend the way that we understand migration and to challenge the traditional images of migrants. The projects illustrate the diversity of migrant’s stories and how they are represented as individuals in society.

The exhibition has been displayed in Cheltenham in 2017 as part of the students’ end of year show and we are delighted to display it here in Gloucester as part of FestivALL.


08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England.

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Evening Prayer