The Cathedral’s Restart Group is making cautious but hopeful preparations for the gradual reopening of the Minster, beginning with daily public worship from Sunday 21 March. See here for further details. We will also welcome people who wish to come in for personal prayer and reflection during a limited time each day. If community transmission rates continue to fall, we will extend the opening hours from 12 April (the Government’s date for the shop and Refectory to reopen) and look to 17 May as the date we are able to welcome all visitors. Our priority continues to be the health and safety of staff, worshipers and volunteers.

Our prayers are with all members of the Cathedral community, the town, and the wider diocese during this very difficult time, and with all on the front line of care in the NHS. If you would value prayer for yourself or a loved one, please contact Canon Richard at