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Gloucester Cathedral
September 2018

Saturday 1st September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Disabled Access Disabled access: the North Ambulatory lift is currently out of order. This means that there is no level access to the East End or Lady Chapel.

We're working on the problem and hope to have it fixed very soon.
In the meantime, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at reception@gloucestercathedral.org.uk / 01452 528095
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.
10:00Model Funfair ExhibitionModel Funfair Exhibition
Saturday 1 September, 10.00am - 5.00pm

South Cloisters, Cathedral

On Gloucester Day Come and see beautiful working funfair model rides and accompany­ing funfair transport .The models are made by experienced model mak­ers and enthusiasts and have taken months if not years to complete. The exhibition is a must see event which shows the history of the funfair past and present.

Promoted by Bill Lane, Model Funfairs - 01452 305046

Admission is Free – donations are welcome in aid of upkeep of the Cathedral
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 the Lincoln Singers
Sunday 2nd September 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
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Disabled Access Disabled access: the North Ambulatory lift is currently out of order. This means that there is no level access to the East End or Lady Chapel.

We're working on the problem and hope to have it fixed very soon.
In the meantime, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at reception@gloucestercathedral.org.uk / 01452 528095
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 the Lincoln SingersSung 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 the Lincoln SingersCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 3rd September 2018 Limited Access today 1.00pm-3.00pm. 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.
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Disabled Access Disabled access: the North Ambulatory lift is currently out of order. This means that there is no level access to the East End or Lady Chapel.

We're working on the problem and hope to have it fixed very soon.
In the meantime, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at reception@gloucestercathedral.org.uk / 01452 528095
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.
12:00Special Interest Talk: Stained GlassSpecial Interest Talk: Stained Glass
Charles Eamer Kempe

Monday 3 September 12noon

In the Lady Chapel

Adrian Barlow will give an illustrated talk about Victorian stained glass artist and designer Charles Kempe. Hear about his life and an example of his early work here in the Cathedral. Adrian Barlow is writing a biography of Kempe, this book will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
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 4th September 2018 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
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.
17:30Evening PrayerCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
19:00Service of Farewell for Archdeacon JackieService of Farewell for Archdeacon Jackie
Tuesday 4 September 7.00pm

A Diocesan Service of Farewell for Archdeacon Jackie as she leaves Gloucester to become Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter.

All are welcome.
Wednesday 5th September 2018 Limited Access Please note that due to a special service there will be no public access to the East End of the Cathedral (including the Quire, Lady Chapel and Tribune Gallery) between 2.30pm and 4.00pm today.

The remainder of the Cathedral will be open as usual.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Evening Prayer
Thursday 6th September 2018 Limited Access Please note that due to a special service there will be no public access to the Main Cathedral building (including the Nave, Quire, Lady Chapel and Tribune Gallery) between 8.30am and 10.30am today.

There will be no access to the East End of the Cathedral, including the Quire, Lady Chapel and Tribune Gallery between 1.30pm and 3.30pm due to a special service.

The West End of the Cathedral, the Monk's Kitchen and Cloister will remain open as usual from 10.00am with access via the Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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
Friday 7th September 2018 Limited Access: Cloister Garden We are sorry to say that the Cloister Garden will be closed today.

However, the rest of the Cathedral, including our beautiful fan-vaulted Cloister will be open as usual.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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.
12:00Library 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.
12:00Special Interest Talk: MusicSpecial Interest Talk: Music
Music at Gloucester Cathedral

Friday 7 September 12noon

Begins in the Lady Chapel

The home of The Kings Choir School since 1541, host venue of the Three Choirs Festival since 1700s and eminent English Composers such as Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan- Williams and Hubert Parry have all had their music showcased here; Gloucester Cathedral holds a history of exceptional music. Join this talk to hear more about the Cathedral’s musical past.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Saturday 8th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Limited Access: Cloister Garden We are sorry to say that the Cloister Garden will be closed today.

However, the rest of the Cathedral, including our beautiful fan-vaulted Cloister will be open as usual.
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.
11:00Invisible History Mystery TrailInvisible History Mystery Trail
Saturday 8 September 11.00am – 3.00pm

Start at Cathedral Green, Gloucester Cathedral to collect your FREE trail. Then set off to explore Gloucester’s historic city centre, complete challenges to reveal hidden facts and solve the Invisible History Mystery to get your reward! Finish at Llanthony Secunda Priory.

Suitable for all age groups, great for families, no booking required.

Trail takes approximately 1 hour, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
11:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
16:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
19:00Sing Joyfully - Glevum Consort"Sing Joyfully!" - Glevum Consort
Saturday 8 September 7.00pm

Director - Edward Rimmer

Lady Chapel

A programme centring around William Byrd's majestic and symphonic Great Service. Alongside this will be performed English anthems and motets by William Byrd and his pupil Thomas Tomkins. Their music composed for the new Anglican Church can be seen to be the final flowering of Elizabethan music.
Sunday 9th September 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
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Limited Access: Cloister Garden We are sorry to say that the Cloister Garden will be closed today.

However, the rest of the Cathedral, including our beautiful fan-vaulted Cloister will be open as usual.
07:40Morning Prayer Lift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
10:15Sung EucharistSung Eucharist with Children's Church. One of our most popular services. Come along, everyone is welcome.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Choral Evensong with Admission of new music membersChoral Evensong with Admission of new music members Sunday 9 September 3.00pm Choral Evensong with Admission of new Lay Clerk, Organ Scholar, Choral Scholars and Boy and Girl Choristers. All are invited to come along to welcome the new members our choirs at the start of the new academic year. Come and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 10th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Limited Access: Cloisters and Cloister Garden We are sorry to say that the Cloisters and Cloister Garden will be closed today due to filming.

However, the rest of the Cathedral, including our stunning Lady Chapel, The Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop and Cathedral Gift Shop will remain open as usual.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
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.
13:00Meet the Stonemasons on Cathedral GreenMeet the Stonemasons on Cathedral Green
Monday 10 September 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Watch our experienced stonemasons using traditional medieval techniques and talk to them about their work.

Suitable for all ages. Free, no booking required, just drop in.

13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all. Evensong is sung by the Girl Choristers on Mondays during term time.
Tuesday 11th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Limited Access: Cloister Garden We are sorry to say that the Cloister Garden will be closed today.

However, the rest of the Cathedral, including our beautiful fan-vaulted Cloister will be open as usual.
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.
12:00Special Interest Tour: Lives and MonumentsSpecial Interest Tour: Lives and Monuments
Women in the Cathedral, From Cradle to Grave

Tuesday 11 September 12noon

This tour considers the perils of childbirth in the 17th and 18th century by exploring three very different monuments. We will start in 17th century Gloucester in the Lady Chapel and then in the Nave we will travel to India and into the 18th century. The tour will finish by reviewing the life and memorial to Dorothea Beale in the Lady Chapel.
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 at St Mary de LodeCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.

St Mary de Lode is the church located on Archdeacons Street in St Mary's Square.
Wednesday 12th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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.
12:00Special Interest Tour: Architecture Special Interest Tour: Architecture
Building at Gloucester Cathedral in the 1300s

Wednesday 12 September 12noon

This period of history saw the East End of the building completely re-modelled, the largest window ever built constructed and famous fan vaulting advanced – great innovative architecture was developed here. Learn all about it on this tour plus see the oldest surviving example of perpendicular architecture in the world.

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

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Thursday 13th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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.
12:00Parliament Rooms - Open HouseParliament Rooms
Thursday 13 September 12noon – 2.00pm

Church House, College Green

A unique opportunity to visit these three historic rooms in Church House which was once the Deanery for Gloucester Cathedral. Our experienced guides explain the rich history of these rooms - one was used by Richard II for a parliament in 1378.

No booking required
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.
14:00Special Interest Talk: Royal Connections at Gloucester CatheSpecial Interest Talk: Royal Connections at Gloucester Cathedral
Thursday 13 September 2.00pm - 3.00pm

A unique chance to hear about Gloucester Cathedral's royal connections in the Parliament Room where Richard II called for a parliament in 1378 and Henry VIII is rumoured to have stayed...

Throughout Norman to Tudor times the influence of royalty on the Cathedral has been profound, from a coronation performed in haste at the time of rebellion, to a burial that inspired a re-modelling of the building.

Pre-Booking required. Spaces will only be released from Monday 10 September, sign up via our Gift Shop in person or by calling 01452 229813 to book.

No wheelchair access.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Friday 14th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Restricted Access to the Lady Chapel Please note that there will be restricted access to the Lady Chapel 11.00am-1.00pm on 14 September 2018 for a memorial service. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Quire will remain open to visitors and Holy Communion at 12.30 will continue as normal.
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.
10:00Tour the Stonemasons YardThe Stonemasons Yard
Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September 10.00am – 12noon & 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Take a free tour of our Stonemasons Yard and meet members of our mason team.

No booking required just drop in on a first come first serve basis at the Pitt Street Yard entrance.

Suitable for all the family.

11:00Ask the Archivist & Calligraphy DemonstrationAsk the Archivist & Calligraphy Demonstration
Friday 14 September 11.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Chapter House

Do you need help deciphering old handwriting? Are you struggling to find that crucial document to further your research? Come along and ask Archivists from the Cathedral and the Heritage Hub for help. Plus, have a go at our monastic place names game and take in a calligraphy demonstration - a fun approach to reading historic handwriting and writing in style!

No booking required, just turn up.
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.
13:00Tour the Stonemasons YardThe Stonemasons Yard
Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September 10.00am – 12noon & 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Take a free tour of our Stonemasons Yard and meet members of our mason team.

No booking required just drop in on a first come first serve basis at the Pitt Street Yard entrance.

Suitable for all the family.
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.
14:00Ask the Archivist & Calligraphy DemonstrationAsk the Archivist & Calligraphy Demonstration
Friday 14 September 11.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Chapter House

Do you need help deciphering old handwriting? Are you struggling to find that crucial document to further your research? Come along and ask Archivists from the Cathedral and the Heritage Hub for help. Plus, have a go at our monastic place names game and take in a calligraphy demonstration - a fun approach to reading historic handwriting and writing in style!
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Saturday 15th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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 15 September 9.30am - 11.30am

Welcome to Brunch and Bounce, a fun and relaxed morning coffee, house style, and open to all – with a bouncy castle and crafts for the children!

Join us in the Cathedral Chapter House for good coffee, pastries and the weekend papers. Come and spend time with friends and meet new ones.
11:00SOLD OUT - Crypt TourThis crypt tour is fully booked as part of Heritage Open Days. Crypt Tours Saturday 15 September 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm Descend 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. Pre-booking is essential - spaces will only be released from Monday 10 September. Sign up via our Gift Shop in person or by calling 01452 229813. Suitable for all ages but must be able to manage a small flight of stairs.
12:00SOLD OUT Crypt TourThis crypt tour is fully booked as part of Heritage Open Days. Crypt Tours Saturday 15 September 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm Descend 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. Pre-booking is essential - spaces will only be released from Monday 10 September. Sign up via our Gift Shop in person or by calling 01452 229813. Suitable for all ages but must be able to manage a small flight of stairs. .
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
13:00SOLD OUT Crypt TourThis crypt tour is fully booked as part of Heritage Open Days. Crypt Tours Saturday 15 September 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm Descend 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. Pre-booking is essential - spaces will only be released from Monday 10 September. Sign up via our Gift Shop in person or by calling 01452 229813. Suitable for all ages but must be able to manage a small flight of stairs.
13:30SOLD OUT Tower ToursThis tower tour is fully booked as part of Heritage Open Days. Tower Tours
Saturday 15 September 1.30pm and 2.30pm

The Tower at Gloucester Cathedral has been one of the city’s most iconic landmarks for 900 years. Remodelled a number of times, the majority of the tower we see today was finished in the 1450s. On your way up to the top, visit the bell ringing chamber and Great Peter, the biggest medieval bell still in use in Britain. Upon reaching the top you will be rewarded with views of 40 miles across Gloucestershire.
14:00SOLD OUT Crypt TourCrypt Tours Saturday 15 September 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm This crypt tour is fully booked as part of Heritage Open Days. Descend 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. Pre-booking is essential - spaces will only be released from Monday 10 September. Sign up via our Gift Shop in person or by calling 01452 229813. Suitable for all ages but must be able to manage a small flight of stairs.
14:30SOLD OUT Tower ToursThis tower tour is fully booked as part of Heritage Open Days. Tower Tours
Saturday 15 September 1.30pm and 2.30pm

The Tower at Gloucester Cathedral has been one of the city’s most iconic landmarks for 900 years. Remodelled a number of times, the majority of the tower we see today was finished in the 1450s. On your way up to the top, visit the bell ringing chamber and Great Peter, the biggest medieval bell still in use in Britain. Upon reaching the top you will be rewarded with views of 40 miles across Gloucestershire.
16:30Choral Evensong with admission of Old ChoristersCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Sunday 16th September 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
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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.
10:15Orchestral Mass with Corelli EnsembleSung Eucharist with Children's Church. One of our most popular services. Come along, everyone is welcome. Orchestral Mass Today's morning Eucharist will be accompanied by the Corelli Ensemble in our annual Orchestral Mass. The Mass setting will be the Missa Sancti Nicolai by Haydn.
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.
13:15Cathedral Chimes and BellsCathedral Chimes and Bells
Sunday 16 September 1.15pm - 2.45pm

A unique opportunity to hear the bells chimed and then rung full circle. Starting with a special chime recital of popular tunes. After a brief pause, the ringers will take over. They will start by 'ringing the bells up’, ready to commence a quarter peal. This comprises some fifty minutes of non-stop ringing, to one of the prescribed sequences or 'methods'. This is English bell ringing at its best…

An information sheet with more details of the Cathedral bells and chimes will be available in the Cathedral shop or from St Michael's Tower on the cross.
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 - In Memorium Donald HuntCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 17th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Limited Access: The Quire The Cathedral Quire will be closed today.

The rest of the Cathedral, including the Lady Chapel will remain open as usual.

Lunchtime Eucharist will be held in the Lady Chapel and tonight's Choral Evensong will be in the Nave.
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 sponsored by Cathedral Old Choristers 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 18th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
 Limited Access: No Access to the Cathedral today The Cathedral - including the Lady Chapel, Cloisters and Nave - will be closed to the public today whilst filming takes place.

The grounds and exterior, as well as the Monk's Kitchen Coffee Shop will remain open as usual.

Evensong will be held at St Mary de Lode Church in St Mary's Square. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
17:30Choral Evensong at St Mary de Lode ChurchTonight's Evensong will be held in St Mary de Lode Church in St Mary's square (just behind the Cathedral on the west side). Come and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Wednesday 19th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

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

Wednesday 19 September 7.30pm

Adrian Partington

Director of Music, Gloucester Cathedral

Adrian Partington is Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral and one of the UK’s most renowned choral conductors. Adrian is also Artistic Director of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival, Artistic Director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, and Conductor of Gloucester Choral Society.

Admission free with retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music

Programme: To be confirmed

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 20th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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
Friday 21st September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Restricted Access to the Memorial Chapel There will be no access to the Memorial Chapel today as the stained glass inside the Chapel is being cleaned. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. The Chapel will be open as usual from Saturday 22 September.
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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.
12:00Library 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.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Saturday 22nd September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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.
17:30Evening Prayer
18:00Pre-concert Talk: Holst at salonicaPre-concert Talk: Holst at salonica
Saturday 22 September 6.00pm

Lady Chapel, Gloucester Cathedral

Pre-concert talk by Laura Kinnear, Curator of the Holst Birthplace Museum, focusing on Holst’s war work with the troops at Salonica, which currently features in a fascinating exhibition at the Museum.

Tickets: £5, available from 01452 768928 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm), in the Cathedral Gift Shop (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or click here to get your tickets now

For more information, contact Sarah Steele on 01452 874965 or at development@gloucestercathedral.org.uk.
19:00Holst’s The PlanetsHolst’s The Planets performed by Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 22 September 7.00pm

We are delighted to be hosting later this year a very special centenary performance of Holst’s much-loved Planets Suite, and are supporting the work of the Holst Birthplace Museum through this performance.
Sunday 23rd September 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
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
07:40Morning Prayer Lift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
10:15Sung EucharistSung Eucharist with Children's Church. One of our most popular services. Come along, everyone is welcome.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Monday 24th September 2018 Limited Access: North Transept Lift The North Transept lift is currently awaiting repair and there is no level access to the Quire, Lady Chapel and East End of the Cathedral. Please accept our apologies - we are working hard to make sure it is fixed as soon as possible. The Nave and Cloisters remain fully accessible to all.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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 EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all. Evensong is sung by the Girl Choristers on Mondays during term time.
Tuesday 25th September 2018 Limited Access: Cloister Garden and Crypt The Cloister Garden will be closed today. There will only be tours of the Crypt at 11.30 and 12.30. The remainder of the Cathedral, including the Nave, Lady Chapel, Cloister and Tribune Gallery will be open as usual
 Limited Access: North Transept Lift The North Transept lift is currently awaiting repair and there is no level access to the Quire, Lady Chapel and East End of the Cathedral. Please accept our apologies - we are working hard to make sure it is fixed as soon as possible. The Nave and Cloisters remain fully accessible to all.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Wednesday 26th September 2018 Limited Access: North Transept Lift The North Transept lift is currently awaiting repair and there is no level access to the Quire, Lady Chapel and East End of the Cathedral. Please accept our apologies - we are working hard to make sure it is fixed as soon as possible. The Nave and Cloisters remain fully accessible to all.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Limited Access: Cloisters, Cloister Garth and Crypt The Cloisters, Cloister Garth and Cathedral Crypt will be closed today. There will be no public tours of the Crypt. The remainder of the Cathedral, including the Nave, Lady Chapel, Cloister and Tribune Gallery will be open as usual
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Thursday 27th September 2018 Limited Access: North Transept Lift The North Transept lift is currently awaiting repair and there is no level access to the Quire, Lady Chapel and East End of the Cathedral. Please accept our apologies - we are working hard to make sure it is fixed as soon as possible. The Nave and Cloisters remain fully accessible to all.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Limited Access: Cloister Garth and Crypt The Cloister Garth and Crypt will be closed today. The rest of the Cathedral, including the Nave and Lady Chapel will remain open as usual. Please note that there is no Evensong tonight but it will be held as normal tomorrow at 5.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
12:30Lunchtime Holy CommunionAn opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us for a short lunchtime service.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Friday 28th September 2018 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
 Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Lighting the Tower Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 3 September - Friday 28 September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month – Thank you Gloucester Cathedral for Glowing Gold for Childhood Cancer

Understandably, childhood cancer is something that most parents do not want to think about. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. One in every 285 children gets cancer before the age of 20, and it is also the most common medical cause of death in children and young people in the UK.

Grace left a legacy – a wish to help others. Something that we are working to fulfil via the formation of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust – working to improve childhood cancer awareness and funding for research. As one of the founder members of the Glow Gold Campaign, it was established to raise awareness of childhood cancer during September through gold illumination of iconic buildings throughout the UK and the world.
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 ToursDescend 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.
12:40Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

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

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

Sensible footwear is recommended.
17:30Choral EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Saturday 29th September 2018 Limited Access to the Tribune Gallery today The Tribune Gallery will be open today between: 10.30am - 12 noon and 1.30pm - 3.30pm We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us to break bread and share wine in Jesus' name.
08:30Morning PrayerLift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion in the QuireToday's Lunchtime Holy Communion will be in the Quire. Visitors are welcome to join the service or we ask that you please be respectfully quiet while walking round the Cathedral during this time. An 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 EvensongCome and join us for one of our oldest and richest traditions. Intimate worship and beautiful music for all.
Sunday 30th September 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
 Living Stones Exhibition Living Stones Exhibition
Saturday 25 August – Sunday 30 September

South Tribune Gallery

An exhibition showcasing key pieces from Gloucester Cathedral’s Archaeological Stonemasonry collection, contemporary maquettes and extraordinary detailed examples of setting out that have never before been publically displayed.

This exhibition will explore the astonishing skills of the craftsmen who brought the Cathedral to life and celebrate the talent of our current Stonemason team who work tirelessly to continue the tradition of their medieval counterparts.

Access is via a spiral staircase and through the Tribune Gallery
07:40Morning Prayer Lift your spirits for the day by joining us for a short spoken service of intimate prayer.
08:00Holy CommunionJoin us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.
10:15Sung EucharistSung Eucharist with Children's Church. One of our most popular services. Come along, everyone is welcome.
12:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
15:00County Harvest Thanksgiving