Norwich Cathedral

Cathedral quarter

Update July 2020

Norwich Cathedral’s doors  are now open for public worship and general visitors. Great care has been taken to ensure everyone’s safety, and full details about the measures being put in place are available on the Cathedral website.

Public worship will resume on Sunday July 5 when services will take place at the following times: 7.30am Morning Prayer, 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Eucharist and 3.30pm Evening Prayer.

These will be said services without the Cathedral Choir as government guidelines currently advise against singing in churches.

The regular pattern of worship at Norwich Cathedral will be as follows:

Sunday:
7.30am Morning Prayer, 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Eucharist, 3.30pm Evening Prayer.

Monday to Friday:
7.30am Morning Prayer, 8am Holy Communion, 5.30pm Evening Prayer

Saturday:
7.30am Morning Prayer, 8am Holy Communion, 3.30pm Evening Prayer.

Opening times for general visitors will be:
Sunday 1pm-3pm, Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-3pm.

Entry to the Cathedral for general visitors is via the Hostry and a one-way route and social distancing measures is in place, but people are very welcome to take their time enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Cathedral and follow the one-way system at their own pace.

Visitors are able to pause and light a candle on the Peace Globe in the Nave and three of the Cathedral’s chapels will be open for people to visit.

The Cloisters and Labyrinth are open for the public to enjoy for the first time since March 23. The opening times will be Sunday 1pm-3pm, Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-3pm.

Entry will be via the Dark Entry and visitors will be asked to follow a clockwise route around the Cloisters. There will be no access between the Cloisters and the Cathedral building at this time.

The Refectory, the Cathedral Shop and the toilets will continue to be closed to visitors for the time being.

Pre-March 2020

Norwich’s magnificent Romanesque Cathedral is open to visitors of all faiths and none. In beautiful grounds it’s an awe-inspiring, welcoming building with spectacular architecture, magnificent art and a fascinating history.

One of the finest complete Romanesque cathedrals in Europe, with the second tallest spire and largest monastic cloisters in England, it houses more than a thousand beautiful medieval roof boss sculptures.

Licensed Refectory restaurant beside the cloisters. Host to orchestral concerts, choral concerts, jazz ensembles and lectures.

Tours – take a FREE (donations welcome) guided tour and learn about how the Cathedral survived riot, war, plague and fire, and its work today. Tours are available Monday to Saturday every hour between 11.00am and 3.00pm and last approximately one hour.

Disabled access. activities all year.

No entry fee but donations gratefully received.

Educational visits: Janet Marshall 01603 218320

Group visits: Susan Brown 01603 218300

How to get there

Norwich Cathedral
65 The Close
Norwich
NR1 4DH