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Gloucester Cathedral
July 2018

Sunday 1st July 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
 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
Admission free
 Limited Access Today Due to a special ordination service, the Nave and East End of the Cathedral (including the Lady Chapel and Quire) will not be accessible to visitors between the hours of 9.30am and 12.30pm.

There will be no access to the Cloister Garth and Crypt all day due to filming. The Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop remains open to visitors as usual.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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 with the Ordination of Deacons
15:00Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 2nd July 2018 Limited Access Today There will be no access to the Cloister Garth, Crypt and South Transept today due to filming. We regret the disabled lifts will not be available for use today. The Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop remains open to visitors as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
Admission free
08:00Morning Prayer in the Lady Chapel todayLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
08:00Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel todayJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
17:30Choral Evensong at St Mary de Lode ChurchToday's Choral Evensong will take place at st Mary de Lode Church due to filming in the Cathedral, all are welcome to attend. Come 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 3rd July 2018 Limited Access Today There will be no access to the Cloister Garth, Crypt and South Transept today due to filming. We regret the disabled lifts will not be available for use today. The Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop remains open to visitors as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
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.
Wednesday 4th July 2018 Limited Access Today There will be no access to the Cloister Garth and Crypt today due to filming and the Lady Chapel will not be open to visitors until 11.30am.
The Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop remains open to visitors as usual.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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.
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.
19:30Evening Organ Recital - Colin AndrewsEvening Organ Recital - Colin Andrews
Indiana University, USA

Wednesday 4 July 7:30pm

Admission is free with retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music
Programme: To be announced

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 5th July 2018 Limited Access Today 10.30am to 12.30pm There will be limited access to the Lady Chapel today between 10.30am and 12.30pm due to a special service. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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.
17:30Choral Evensong Sung by members of the Youth Choir ans singers from Abbots Bromley School
19:30City Choir of Washington performs a Classical Movements ConcThursday 5th July 2018, 7.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm)

City Choir of Washington performs a Classical Movements Concert

Admission free
Friday 6th July 2018 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
Admission free
 Wordfest 2018 Wordfest 2018

Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July

Welcome to the very first Gloucester Cathedral Wordfest – a celebration of all things ‘word’.

Join us for an amazing weekend of talks, poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, crafts and much more ...

Whether you want to whet your intellectual appetite, find out what it’s like to be an author, listen to readings and live music, or just relax with a drink and a good book in our beautiful grounds, we’ve got something to suit you.

Plus we have a full programme of free events, games and workshops all weekend, for young and old alike.

So put the date in your diary, and come and join the conversation.

Ticket information:

- Tickets will be available from Monday 14 May
- Reduced ticket prices apply to students and under 18s
- Multi-buy discounts will be available
- All ticketed talks are suitable for ages 12+
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.
10:00Cathedral Library ToursCathedral Library Tours
Gloucester Cathedral Library
Friday 6 July: 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm

Why not view some of the literary gems in our historic monastic library? Explore the Cathedral’s collection of rare books and manuscripts collected over the centuries, the oldest dating back to the 1000s. Climb the spiral staircase to view our copies of Shakespeare, Chaucer and more.
10:30Book Conservation WorkshopsConservators from Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub will be on hand to give book lovers some practical guidance on caring for their books
11:00Cathedral Library ToursCathedral Library Tours
Gloucester Cathedral Library
Friday 6 July: 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm

Why not view some of the literary gems in our historic monastic library? Explore the Cathedral’s collection of rare books and manuscripts collected over the centuries, the oldest dating back to the 1000s. Climb the spiral staircase to view our copies of Shakespeare, Chaucer and more.
11:00Cathedral Library ToursCathedral Library Tours
Gloucester Cathedral Library
Friday 6 July: 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm

Why not view some of the literary gems in our historic monastic library? Explore the Cathedral’s collection of rare books and manuscripts collected over the centuries, the oldest dating back to the 1000s. Climb the spiral staircase to view our copies of Shakespeare, Chaucer and more.
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.
12:00Cathedral Library ToursCathedral Library Tours
Gloucester Cathedral Library
Friday 6 July: 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm

Why not view some of the literary gems in our historic monastic library? Explore the Cathedral’s collection of rare books and manuscripts collected over the centuries, the oldest dating back to the 1000s. Climb the spiral staircase to view our copies of Shakespeare, Chaucer and more.
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.
13:30Founder, Fighter, Queen: Aethelflaed, Lady of the MerciansDr Margaret C. Jones
Theatre marquee

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
13:30Creative Writing Course with Rick VickCommunity Tent

Gloucestershire writer and tutor Rick Vick offers a writing class for beginners to get the creative juices flowing - come and discover the author inside you. Ten places only - book early!

Please contact helen.jeffrey@gloucestercathdral.org.uk for more information.
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.
15:00The Secret Lives of CowsRosamund Young
Theatre Marquee

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
16:00From Country Life to CountryfileAdam Henson
Community Tent

An informal after-school event for families and schoolchildren, where Adam will talk about his work at the Cotswold Farm Park and his life as a television presenter.
16:30The Dispossessed Child: from Workhouse to SweatshopJamila Gavin and Professor Jennifer Tann
Theatre Marquee

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
18:00A Life in the Movies: from 007 to Platform 9¾John Richardson
Theatre Marquee

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
18:00Peppers at the Cathedral with the Reverend StretchCommunity Tent

Once of Gloucester’s favourite cafés brings its popular Friday night live music set to our festival village. Come along after work and listen to the fantastic Reverend Stretch, accompanied by a pint served by Gloucester Brewery and a selection of snacks from the Peppers Café menu.
19:30Christina Dodwell: Explorer of Wild PlacesChristina Dodwell and Faye Hatcher
Theatre Marquee

BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Faye Hatcher will be in conversation with Christina Dodwell, to talk of adventure-travel by horse and dugout canoe across Africa and far-flung places.

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
20:45Songs of the Gloucestershire PoetsJohnny Coppin
Lady Chapel

Singer/songwriter Johnny Coppin with his settings of poems from Gloucestershire. The poets include Laurie Lee, Ivor Gurney, F W Harvey, Leonard Clark, and Frank Mansell.

£8
Saturday 7th July 2018 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
Admission free
 Wordfest 2018 Wordfest 2018

Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July

Welcome to the very first Gloucester Cathedral Wordfest – a celebration of all things ‘word’.

Join us for an amazing weekend of talks, poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, crafts and much more ...

Whether you want to whet your intellectual appetite, find out what it’s like to be an author, listen to readings and live music, or just relax with a drink and a good book in our beautiful grounds, we’ve got something to suit you.

Plus we have a full programme of free events, games and workshops all weekend, for young and old alike.

So put the date in your diary, and come and join the conversation.

Ticket information:

- Tickets will be available from Monday 14 May
- Reduced ticket prices apply to students and under 18s
- Multi-buy discounts will be available
- All ticketed talks are suitable for ages 12+
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.
10:00Desert Island Discs with Adrian Partington and Jonathan HopeAdrian Partington & Jonathan Hope
Theatre Marquee

Gloucester Cathedral’s Director of Music Adrian Partington reveals his desert island discs to Jonathan Hope, Assistant Director of Music, no doubt with a little gentle banter thrown in!

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
10:00Stonemason DemonstrationsCathedral Green

See Gloucester Cathedral’s talented stonemasons work stone using traditional techniques. Learn why these methods are still used by our mason’s team today and how they do it!
10:30Book Conservation WorkshopsConservators from Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub will be on hand to give book lovers some practical guidance on caring for their books
11:00Romance and the RomanovsGill Paul
Theatre Marquee

Gill Paul has written two novels about the Romanovs: The Secret Wife (pub. 2016) and The Lost Daughter (coming out October 2018). She is also the author of Another Woman’s Husband (2017), about Wallis Simpson and the death of Princess Diana, and of the non-fiction title Royal Love Stories (2015).

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
11:00Midnight Storytellers: Nightshade’s Tales of Tooth and ClawSaturday 7 July, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.30pm
Best for age 7-12+, everyone welcome

From sea monsters to walking trees, from a giant frog to a leftover Tyrannosaurus, Nightshade the Unwise Woman of the Woods tells thrilling stories from around the world.
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.
12:30Reader and Writer: The Double Life of a NovelistDiane Setterfield
Theatre Marquee

In this broad-ranging discussion, Diane Setterfield (The Thirteenth Tale, Bellman and Black) describes how her childhood reading turned her into a writer, and how her adult reading influences her writing.

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
13:15Workshops with Hannah Shaw: Children’s Writer & IllustratorHannah will share some of the secrets of the illustrator, and talk about some of the amazing books she has worked on. Open to all children who would like to get their characters down on paper.
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.
14:00The Music Shop and Other StoriesRachel Joyce and Jamila Gavin
Theatre Marquee

Rachel Joyce, award-winning author of The Music Shop, will be interviewed by fellow local writer Jamila Gavin. They will discuss Rachel’s career as a writer of fiction, and what it is that inspires her to write.

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
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.
14:45Workshops with Hannah Shaw: Children’s Writer & IllustratorHannah will share some of the secrets of the illustrator, and talk about some of the amazing books she has worked on. Open to all children who would like to get their characters down on paper.
15:00Way Out WestLower College Green

Is it folk? Is it pop? Can you really play punk on an accordion? No one’s quite sure, but there’s no doubt that this popular local trio will get your feet tapping and bring a smile to your face.
15:30Screen printing with Master Printmaker Andy KinnearScreen printing with Master Printmaker Andy Kinnear
Upper College Green
Saturday 7 July 3.30pm-4.30pm

Create your own card using the screen print technique from an image inspired by Gloucester Cathedral. Suitable for all ages but younger children will need supervision as your design will be cut from paper.
Suitable for all ages. No need to book, just turn up!
15:30The Rural Idyll: Past and PresentTim Pears
Theatre Marquee

Following the publication of The Wanderers, the second novel in his West Country Trilogy and sequel to the highly acclaimed The Horseman, Tim Pears joins us to talk about writing about an agricultural way of life that has all but passed, with his characters and their landscape poised on the brink of the outbreak of World War One.
16:30Choral Evensong attended by Friends of Gloucester CathedralCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
17:00Love Letters: Writing Romantic FictionKatie Fforde
Theatre Marquee

Katie Fforde loves being a writer; to her there isn’t a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. She particularly enjoys writing love stories. She believes falling in love is the best thing in the world, and she wants all her characters to experience it, and her readers to share their stories.
17:00Poetry, Pie and a Pint!Community Tent

Calling all budding poets! Improve your writing skills and turn your words into poetry at this quick-write pop-up poetry masterclass. Pie and a pint included in the ticket price!

£10
18:30The Hands of the Maker: Living Skills in the Age of RobotsDan Cruickshank and Pascal Mychalysin
Theatre Marquee

BBC broadcaster and author Dan Cruickshank joins forces with Gloucester Cathedral’s master Stonemason Pascal Mychalysin for a lively debate about the place of ancient skills in the modern workplace. What will be the future of our artists and craftsmen in a world where manpower is being replaced by robot power?

£15 adults / £10 Students and U18s
19:30Listenin - Poetry Punch-Up IVListenin - Poetry Punch-Up IV
With Eley Furrell AKA Pinksniper, multi slam champion and runner-up in the UK-All Stas Final!

Saturday 7 July 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Community Tent

Free poetry slam.: Three rounds of poetry battle:three known poets and wannabe wordsters will take the floor. Who will be crowned the winner?
20:00McEwen at the Movies: An Evening of Music and ReadingsCathedral Quire

The beautiful Cathedral Quire is the setting for this stunning concert of readings and music. Patrick Baladi (The Office, Line of Duty) will perform readings from the novels of Ian McEwen, punctuated by live music from the musicians who played on the soundtracks of Atonement and On Chesil Beach, as they bring the music of these movies to the Cathedral.

£15
20:30Elvis McGonagallCommunity Tent

Join us for an evening of entertainment with stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary, comedian and broadcaster, Elvis McGonagall.

£5
Sunday 8th July 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
 Limited Access today 11.30am-1.30pm Due to a special service there will be limited access the the Quire and East End of the Cathedral today between 11.30am-1.30pm.

The Nave and Cloisters are open as usual to visitors.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
Admission free
 Wordfest 2018 Wordfest 2018

Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July

Welcome to the very first Gloucester Cathedral Wordfest – a celebration of all things ‘word’.

Join us for an amazing weekend of talks, poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, crafts and much more ...

Whether you want to whet your intellectual appetite, find out what it’s like to be an author, listen to readings and live music, or just relax with a drink and a good book in our beautiful grounds, we’ve got something to suit you.

Plus we have a full programme of free events, games and workshops all weekend, for young and old alike.

So put the date in your diary, and come and join the conversation.

Ticket information:

- Tickets will be available from Monday 14 May
- Reduced ticket prices apply to students and under 18s
- Multi-buy discounts will be available
- All ticketed talks are suitable for ages 12+
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.
10:30Book Conservation WorkshopsConservators from Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub will be on hand to give book lovers some practical guidance on caring for their books
10:30Hot off the Tongue: Storytelling Workshop for all BeginnersCommunity Tent
16+

Discover the fun of spoken word story. Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers reveals trade secrets that’ll fire up your confidence and keep listeners hanging on your every word. In games and easy exercises we’ll twist the fairy’s tale, have a laugh, and explore traditional and personal heritage. You might want to tell stories to help kids go to sleep - or keep work colleagues awake! - Chloë creates a safe and playful environment for you to try new skills.
11:30RAF 100 Parade and ServiceAt 11.30am the Veterans Parade will start in Eastgate Street followed by a service in the Cathedral Quire at 12noon.
12:00Women of the WarMargaret Dickinson and Liz Trenow
Theatre Marquee

Whilst the theatre of war played out in the fields of Flanders and beyond, what of the women the men left behind? Authors Liz Trenow and Margaret Dickinson have both turned to fiction to explore the stories of those who found their way to the frontline, either to offer medical aid or to look for answers when their loved ones never returned.

£8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
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.
13:00Votes for Women! Suffragette Banner-MakingNo one made a banner like the Suffragettes did. Come and join the lovely folk of Atelier Stroud to make your own – there might even be a parade to show off the finished products! Votes for Women! Suffragette Banner-Making Sunday 8 July 1.00pm - 4.30pm Lower College Green At 4.30pm, there will be a parade of banners, led by Helen Pankhurst and the Stroud Red Band. No need to book, just turn up!
13:15Shadow Cast By Mountains: A Poetic Response to Iraq and WarPatrick Howse
Lady Chapel

Patrick Howse covered the Iraq War for the BBC between 2004 and 2009. Poetry helped him come to terms with his experiences there, and to put them into a wider context.

Shadow Cast By Mountains is a collection of poetry that grew out of the Iraq war: it tells the story of the world Patrick was born into; his war and how it changed him; and the world that emerged from the wreckage.

8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
13:1510,000 Bowls of Soup10,000 Bowls of Soup
Ross Frowen and Clare Steele
Community tent
Sunday 8 July 1.15pm-1.45pm
(family friendly) Suitable for ages 5+

Inspired by the migrant crisis on Lesbos, Ross and Clare’s book 10,000 Bowls of Soup encourages children to engage with their parents on the vitally important migrant issue, in a fun and lively way.

No need to book, just turn up!
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.
14:00Time Passages - Marsha DermottCommunity Tent

Marsha Dermott will perform some readings from her novel Time Passages. Children aged 10+ are welcome to come and join Marsha afterwards for some fun writing games.
14:15Life in the Fast Lane: a Lifetime of Working the StreetsHelen Marriage
Theatre Marquee

Since co-founding the creative company Artichoke in 2006, Helen Marriage has worked almost exclusively in the public realm, creating events that surprise, delight and challenge audiences to re-imagine the world in which they live.

In this talk, Helen talks about the company’s work, philosophy and recounts the sometimes astonishing stories behind the scenes.

8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
15:00Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
15:30Long Shadows: Crime Fiction and HistoryEmma Flint and Andrew Taylor
Theatre Marquee

Award-winning crime authors, Andrew Taylor and Emma Flint will discuss the perils and pitfalls of writing historical fiction based on real events and characters.

8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
15:45‘Beyond Words’: Exploring the Silence and Mystery of GodJanet Williams, David Runcorn and Canon Andrew Braddock
Lady Chapel

8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
16:00Storytelling Slam! The Bardic Chair of GloucesterCommunity tent

With story cabaret ‘Tales of Love & Chocolate’. A lighthearted battle of words to win a teeny, tiny prize and universal respect for your verbal vigour!

Poets do it in lines, we do it with stories. A story slam features up to eight entries – solo, duo or team – who have up to eight minutes each to show off their live storytelling sparkle. Chief judge is YOU the audience via the classic Clap-O-Meter.

MC duties and naughty but nice Story Cabaret by Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers.
17:00Reconciliation: the Art and Power of Conflict ResolutionAmnesty International
Theatre Marquee

- Kerry Moscogiuri, Director of Supporter Campaigns and
Communications - Amnesty International
- The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester
- Jamila Gavin
- Judith Large – Senior Research Fellow, University of Kent
Conflict Analysis Research Centre

Against the backdrop of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, our panel discusses how writers, academics and activists approach the theme of conflict resolution at a personal, national and international level. They explore how respect for rights in the home, community and on the political stage help achieve reconciliation and peace - and why it is vital at this point in history for all of us to stand firm in upholding them.

8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
18:30Women’s Lives and Women’s Rights, Past, Present and FutureHelen Pankhurst
Theatre Marquee

Helen Pankhurst will reflect on the continuity and changes to women’s lives in the UK since the right to a parliamentary vote first granted to some women in 1918. The session will be informed by findings from her new book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now.

8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
20:00Sue Limb and Jon Canter: Between Friends - A Life in ComedySue Limb and Jon Canter
Theatre Marquee

Sue Limb is a writer of comedy for both print and broadcasting, and now lives on an organic farm in Gloucestershire.

She is joined for this light-hearted look back over the years of their friendship by her old flatmate and Cambridge Footlights colleague Jon Canter, a novelist, playwright and prolific comedy writer for Lenny Henry, Richard Wilson, Mr Bean and others, with
credits including Not the Nine O’Clock News, Boswell’s Lives, Posh Nosh and Afterliff, his tribute to his old friend Douglas Adams.

8 adults / £5 Students and U18s
Monday 9th July 2018 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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.
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.
17:30Evening Prayer
Tuesday 10th July 2018 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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.
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 11th July 2018 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
Admission free
 Limited Access today 2.00pm - 4.00pm There will be limited access to the Cathedral today between 2.00pm - 4.00pm due to a special service.

The Monk's Kitchen remains open as usual.

Please accept our apologies 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.
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
Thursday 12th July 2018 Limited Access Today 9.30am to 2.00pm There will be limited access to the Cathedral today between 9.30am and 2.00pm due to a special service.

The Monk's Kitchen remains open as usual.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
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
Friday 13th July 2018 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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.
14:00Cathedral Scaffolding TourCathedral Scaffolding Tours
A unique opportunity to join a Cathedral Guide on a tour of the scaffolding at the east end of the building.

The Cathedral stone masons are undertaking a project to restore the beautiful stonework of the medieval Lady Chapel and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those with a head for heights will get unique views of the Cathedral’s roof line and the chance to get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired at a distance from the ground below.

Tickets are £10 and are available via the box office.

Please note: tours are only available for 18 and overs due to taking place at height
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
Saturday 14th July 2018 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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.
09:30Brunch and BounceBrunch and Bounce
Saturday 14 July 9.30am - 11.30am

Welcome to Brunch and Bounce, a fun and relaxed get together - open to all - and with a bouncy castle and crafts for the children to enjoy!

Join us in the Cathedral Chapter House for good coffee, pastries and the weekend papers. Come and spend some time with friends and meet some new ones.
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.
16:30Evening Prayer
19:30Berlioz Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5 90’Berlioz Grande Messe des morts,
Op. 5 90’

Cheltenham Festivals Concert

Saturday 14 July 7.30pm

Nick Pritchard tenor
British Sinfonietta
South Cotswold Big Sing Group
Saint Cecilia Singers
Adrian Partington conductor

The enormous forces of Berlioz’s Grande messe des morts – including extended orchestra, four off-stage brass ensembles, ten pairs of timpani and a massed choir – make hearing it a rare and unforgettable experience. Add the exceptional acoustic of Gloucester Cathedral and one of the country’s finest choral directors, Adrian Partington, and it becomes unmissable. Berlioz’s thrilling masterpiece alternates from thundering drama to hushed intimacy.

Tickets £35 £28 £22 £15 £10 plus booking fee* available from Cheltenham Festivals Box Office

Supported by an anonymous donor
Sunday 15th July 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
 Layered Memories of Conflict Layered Memories of Conflict
Sculpture Installation by Alison Lochhead

Wednesday 6 June to Friday 15 July

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war. It is a 100 years since the end of World War I. Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict? Let us Abolish War.

In the South Transept
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 Eucharist sung by St Cecilia SingersSung 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 Cecilia SingersCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 16th July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
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.
17:30Choral Evensong sung by St John's, Lynchburg, Virginia, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Tuesday 17th July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
 Limited Disabled Access Today Due to repair work on the lifts, there is unfortunately no disabled access to the East End and Lady Chapel today.

We apologise for any inconvenience 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 Evensong sung by St John's, Lynchburg, Virginia, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
18:00Scaffolding tourA unique opportunity to join a Cathedral Guide on a tour of the scaffolding at the east end of the building.

The Cathedral stone masons are undertaking a project to restore the beautiful stonework of the medieval Lady Chapel and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those  with a head for heights will get unique views of the Cathedral’s roof line and the chance to get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired at a distance from the ground below.

Purchase tickets in advance here: https://3choirs.org/whats-on/scaffolding-tour/
Wednesday 18th July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
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.
10:00Scaffolding tourA unique opportunity to join a Cathedral Guide on a tour of the scaffolding at the east end of the building.

The Cathedral stone masons are undertaking a project to restore the beautiful stonework of the medieval Lady Chapel and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those  with a head for heights will get unique views of the Cathedral’s roof line and the chance to get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired at a distance from the ground below.

Tickets available in advance from here: https://3choirs.org/whats-on/scaffolding-tour/
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 Evensong sung by St John's, Lynchburg, Virginia, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Thursday 19th July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
 Limited Access today 1.00pm-3.00pm There will be no access to the Lady Chapel between 1.00pm and 3.00pm due to a special service.



We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
 Limited Disabled Access Today Due to repair work on the lifts, there is unfortunately no disabled access to the Lady Chapel, Memorial Chapel and Thomas Chapel today.

We apologise for any inconvenience 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.
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
Friday 20th July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
 Limited Disabled Access Today Due to repair work on the lifts, there is unfortunately no disabled access to the Lady Chapel, Memorial Chapel and Thomas Chapel today.

We apologise for any inconvenience 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 service of intimate prayer.
10:30Living StonesOur own Master Mason, Pascal Mychalysin, will lead you on a tour around the Cathedral looking at the work of the masons over the last 150 years, as well as a unique behind the scenes visit to the Masons’ Workshop.
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.
14:00Scaffolding ToursA unique opportunity to join a Cathedral Guide on a tour of the scaffolding at the east end of the building.

The Cathedral stone masons are undertaking a project to restore the beautiful stonework of the medieval Lady Chapel and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those  with a head for heights will get unique views of the Cathedral’s roof line and the chance to get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired at a distance from the ground below.

Tickets available in advance from here: https://3choirs.org/whats-on/scaffolding-tour/
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 Evensong sung by St John's, Lynchburg, Virginia, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Saturday 21st July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
 Limted Access today 12noon-2.00pm Due to a special service there will be limited access the the Quire today between 1.00pm-3.00pm.

The Nave and Cloisters are open as usual to visitors.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Limited Disabled Access Today Due to repair work on the lifts, there is unfortunately no disabled access to the Lady Chapel, Memorial Chapel and Thomas Chapel today.

We apologise for any inconvenience 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.
11:45Library Tour with King's School Sixth FormersCathedral Library Tour with King's School Sixth Formers
Saturday 21 July 11.45am & 1.45pm

Go behind the scenes with King’s School in the Cathedral’s historic library.

Climb 38 spiral steps to discover highlights from the Cathedral’s rare books and manuscripts as chosen by sixth formers from King’s School Gloucester.

Tickets: £7, children £3, under 10s free. Available on the day from the
Cathedral Gift Shop.

Tours will last up to an hour.

For more information, or to reserve your tickets please enquire on 01452 229818
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.
13:45Cathedral Library Tour with King's School Sixth FormersCathedral Library Tour with King's School Sixth Formers

Saturday 21 July 11.45am & 1.45pm



Go behind the scenes with King’s School in the Cathedral’s historic library.



Climb 38 spiral steps to discover highlights from the Cathedral’s rare books and manuscripts as chosen by sixth formers from King’s School Gloucester.



Tickets: £7, children £3, under 10s free. Available on the day from the

Cathedral Gift Shop.



Tours will last up to an hour.



For more information, or to reserve your tickets please enquire on 01452 229818
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 John's, Lynchburg, Virginia, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Sunday 22nd July 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
 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
 Limited Disabled Access Today Due to repair work on the lifts, there is unfortunately no disabled access to the Lady Chapel, Memorial Chapel and Thomas Chapel today.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 John's, Lynchburg, Virginia, USSung 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 John's, Lynchburg, Virginia, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 23rd July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
 Limited Disabled Access Today Due to repair work on the lifts, there is unfortunately no disabled access to the Lady Chapel, Memorial Chapel and Thomas Chapel today.

We apologise for any inconvenience 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.
17:30Choral Evensong sung by Duke Uni Choir, Nth Carolina, USCome 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.
19:30Play: Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare

Monday 23 – Tuesday 24 July 7.30pm

Performed in the Quire of Gloucester Cathedral

Following their sold-out performances of Henry V in 2016 and Richard III in 2017, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition return to Gloucester Cathedral with a new production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed by a talented company of British and French actors, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with sparkling wit, tender romance and atmospheric live music and songs.
Tuesday 24th July 2018 Limited Access Today 10.30am to 12.30pm There will be limited access to the Cathedral Nave today between 10.30am and 12.30pm due to a special service.

The Cloisters are accessible through The Monk's Kitchen which remains remains open as usual.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
00:00Limited Disabled Access TodayDue to repair work on the lifts, there is unfortunately no disabled access to the Quire and East End today.

We apologise for any inconvenience 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.
10:00A Springboard GroupA Springboard Group
Tuesday 24 July 10.00am - 12noon

New for over 60s at the Monk's Kitchen, Gloucester Cathedral

Make friends
Find out what's on nearby
Try out new things and gain skills
Access support when you need it from Gloucester Life Changes
Find ways of helping others

For more details contact Gloucester Life Changes on 01452 881612
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 Evensong sung by Duke Uni Choir, Nth Carolina, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
19:30Play: Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare

Monday 23 – Tuesday 24 July 7.30pm

Performed in the Quire of Gloucester Cathedral

Following their sold-out performances of Henry V in 2016 and Richard III in 2017, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition return to Gloucester Cathedral with a new production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed by a talented company of British and French actors, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with sparkling wit, tender romance and atmospheric live music and songs.
Wednesday 25th July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
00:00Limited Disabled Access TodayDue to repair work on the lifts, there is unfortunately no disabled access to the Quire and East End today.

We apologise for any inconvenience 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.
17:30Choral Evensong sung by Duke Uni Choir, Nth Carolina, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Thursday 26th July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
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 Evensong sung by Duke Uni Choir, Nth Carolina, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Friday 27th July 2018 Limited Access to the Cathedral 12.30pm - 2.30pm There will be limited access to the Cathedral today between 12.30pm - 2.30pm due to a special service.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
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.
14:00Scaffolding tourA unique opportunity to join a Cathedral Guide on a tour of the scaffolding at the east end of the building.

The Cathedral stone masons are undertaking a project to restore the beautiful stonework of the medieval Lady Chapel and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those  with a head for heights will get unique views of the Cathedral’s roof line and the chance to get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired at a distance from the ground below.

Tickets available in advance from here: https://3choirs.org/whats-on/scaffolding-tour/
17:30Choral Evensong sung by Duke Uni Choir, Nth Carolina, USCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Saturday 28th July 2018 Limited Access to East End 1.30pm-3.30pm There will be no access to the East End today between 1.30pm and 3.30pm due to a special service.

The Cathedral Nave and Cloisters remain open to visitors.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
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 Lees Court Music, CanterburyCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Sunday 29th July 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
 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
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 Lees Court Music, St Mary MagdaleneSung Eucharist, children are very welcome to come along to this service
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 Lees Court Music, CanterburyCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 30th July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
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
Tuesday 31st July 2018 Inherit the Earth Christian Aid Exhibition Inherit the Earth
Christian Aid Exhibition

Monday 16 July to Tuesday 31 July

Inherit the Earth is a stunning photography exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia and three British women’s extraordinary journey to witness how gifts in Wills make a lasting difference. The exhibition shows how Christian Aid’s partners’ work installing solar ovens and pumps, using resilient seeds and sharing skills is transforming people’s lives. It portrays life in the Andes and in the Amazon and shows how practical, effective projects are tackling the big issues of deforestation, land rights and climate change.
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.
14:30Limited Disabled Access TodayDue to maintenance, there will be no level access to the East End from 3pm today.
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 child. 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 Evensong sung by Chingford Parish ChoirCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
18:00Scaffolding TourA unique opportunity to join a Cathedral Guide on a tour of the scaffolding at the east end of the building.

The Cathedral stone masons are undertaking a project to restore the beautiful stonework of the medieval Lady Chapel and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those  with a head for heights will get unique views of the Cathedral’s roof line and the chance to get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired at a distance from the ground below.

Tickets available in advance from here: https://3choirs.org/whats-on/scaffolding-tour/