Welcome from Dean Stephen

Dean Stephen Lake

Your Cathedral is now open again for daily services and all are welcome to join us.

If during these challenging times you are unable to come to the Cathedral in person please rest assured that the Cathedral clergy are continuing to pray for you and for our world, whilst continuing to discover new ways of providing service and hope to everyone.

Prayers can be asked for at prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Jesus said; ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.’ Let us all place our trust in God and all those who care for us. Your Cathedral has stood firm for nearly a thousand years and will continue to be a beacon of hope in the years to come when we can re-discover what it means to be living in love and with each other for the common good.

May God bless you and your loved ones.


There is something special about Gloucester Cathedral.

I would say that wouldn’t I, but I believe it to be true. Perhaps it is in the dramatic yet elegant architecture of this building, perhaps it is in the majestic music that takes place here, perhaps it is in the countless prayers that have been said down the ages, and perhaps it is in the simple truth that people have felt something of God here down the centuries. Perhaps it is also in the fact this this is still true today and that people come here to pray, to wonder, to be quiet, to sing, to find refreshment and to simply be more whole.

For those of us who are blessed by being here every day, we know that this privilege is to be enjoyed through loving service and seeking to make a difference. This is true of worshippers, volunteers, staff members, all those who are dedicated to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our vision is to seek to be ‘in tune with heaven and in touch with daily life’. This is an inclusive aspiration that sets the glory of a particular place in God’s vision for human flourishing. We try to be down to earth with hearts raised to heaven so that the common good can be shared and the message of Jesus proclaimed afresh.

May you be blessed by coming to Gloucester Cathedral as we are blessed by your visit, by your participation, and by your prayers.

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake
Dean of Gloucester

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