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Gloucester Cathedral
August 2019

Thursday 1st August 2019 Limited Access Today from 3:30pm There will be limited access to the Cathedral today from 3.30pm due to the Three Choirs Festival. The Cloisters and Garth will remain open. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
11:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
12:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
13:30Scaffolding Tour The Cathedral Stonemasons are undertaking a project to restore the historic stonework of the North Ambulatory and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those with a head for heights will get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired from way below on the ground.
14:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
14:15Library TourClimb our spiral staircases for an opportunity to explore the musical side of our Cathedral Library. Discover the stories of music and musicians. Hum along with monks and musicians from the medieval era to the present day. Tours last about 45 minutes £7 adults, £3 child, under 11s free. Buy your tickets on the day from the Cathedral Gift Shop or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
16:30Three Choirs - Chilcott Christmas OratorioSarah Connolly soprano Nick Pritchard tenor Neal Davies baritone Three Cathedral Choirs Philharmonia Players Adrian Partington conductor Handl Impetum inimicorum 6’ Victoria Laetatus sum 7’ Britten A Ceremony of Carols 23’ Bob Chilcott Christmas Oratorio (premiere) 50’ It’s Christmas in August! We bring you the best of the festive season in Britten’s beautiful masterpiece A Ceremony of Carols. This concert also offers the first chance to hear a new commission by Bob Chilcott, and a rare opportunity to hear the lower voices of the combined cathedral choirs in intricate Renaissance polyphony. Tickets £40, £35, £25, £20, £15 from www.3choirs.org. This concert will be recorded for future broadcast
19:45Three Choirs - Summer NightsKathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano Philharmonia Orchestra Martyn Brabbins conductor Stravinsky Second Suite from The Firebird (1919) 23’ Berlioz Les nuits d’été 31’ Walton Symphony No 1 43’ Our orchestra-in-residence presents three visionary orchestral pieces under the assured baton of Martyn Brabbins, beginning with Stravinsky’s sparkling Firebird Suite, as fresh and invigorating today as it was a century ago. Brimming over with savage emotional intensity, Walton’s ferociously compelling First Symphony concludes the concert, while Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été – despite its innocuous title – explores a life cycle of love and loss. Tickets £50, £45, £32, £25, £15 from www.3choirs.org
Friday 2nd August 2019 Limited Access today 10.00am - 1.15pm There will be limited access to the Cathedral today between 10.30am and 1.15pm due to a Three Choirs Concert. The Cloisters and Garth will remain open. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
11:00Three Choirs - Mendelssohn’s OctetPhilharmonia Chamber Players F Mendelssohn String Quartet 21’ Joseph Phibbs String Quartet No 2 20’ Joubert Miniature String Quartet 8’ Mendelssohn Octet 33’ A chance to see some of the familiar faces of our in-residence Philharmonia Orchestra in a chamber setting. Felix Mendelssohn’s resplendent Octet for double string quartet is paired with a rare chance to hear his sister’s lesser known, but equally rich, String Quartet. In between, sits an exhilarating work by Joseph Phibbs, whose Momento Musica was premiered at the 2016 festival to much acclaim. Tickets £30, £25, £20, £15, £10 from www.3choirs.org
11:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
12:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
13:30Scaffolding Tour The Cathedral Stonemasons are undertaking a project to restore the historic stonework of the North Ambulatory and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those with a head for heights will get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired from way below on the ground.
14:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
14:15Library TourClimb our spiral staircases for an opportunity to explore the musical side of our Cathedral Library. Discover the stories of music and musicians. Hum along with monks and musicians from the medieval era to the present day. Tours last about 45 minutes £7 adults, £3 child, under 11s free. Buy your tickets on the day from the Cathedral Gift Shop or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
19:45Three Choirs - A Sea SymphonyKatherine Broderick soprano Roderick Williams baritone Three Choirs Festival Chorus Philharmonia Orchestra Geraint Bowen conductor Stanford Songs of the Fleet 26’ Vaughan Williams Symphony No 1 (A Sea Symphony) 63’ “Behold, the sea!” This nautical programme brings together two contrasting works imbued with a sense of adventure and the mighty power of the sea. Vaughan Williams’ strikingly original A Sea Symphony announces itself with a brass fanfare and from its first notes conjures a vision of panoramic horizons and brave voyage. Tickets £55, £50, £32, £25, £15 from www.3choirs.org
22:30Three Choirs - Meditations on the Rig VedaCathedral Quire The Oriel Singers Ben Sawyer conductor Catherine White harp Subhanu Saxena, Dr Nanda Kumar chanters Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Group 3 13’ Sally Lamb McCune Common be our Prayer (premiere) 2’ Anna R Matthews Asvins 4’ Coulthard Hymn of Creation 7’ Roxanna Panufnik Child of Heaven 4’ This meditative event weaves together Vedic chant led by members of the Bhavan Centre with choral settings of these Hindu texts. Jean Coulthard, a student of Vaughan Williams, exults the mystery of creation, while delicate music of contemporary composers Anna R Matthews, Roxanna Panufnik and Sally Lamb McCune embraces the listener, mirroring the celestial beauty of Holst’s settings for choir and solo harp. Tickets £15 from www.3choirs.org
Saturday 3rd August 2019 Limited Access today 12.30pm - 3.00pm There will be limited access to the Cathedral today between 12.45pm and 3.00pm due to a Three Choirs Concert. The Cloisters and Garth will remain open. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
11:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
12:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
13:15Three Choirs - Last Train to TomorrowThree Choirs Children’s Chorus Gloucestershire Youth Players Gloucestershire Youth Strings Nia Llewelyn Jones conductor Glyn Oxley conductor Holst St Paul Suite 15 ’ Carl Davis Last Train to Tomorrow 45’ Eighty years to the day since the last Kindertransport left Prague, this poignant piece reimagines the thoughts and feelings of the Jewish children fleeing persecution, the families they left behind, and the open-hearted British people who took them in. This semi-staged performance is the culmination of a term working with children from across Gloucestershire, and welcomes back some of our young performers from Hereford in 2018, plus features music from ‘The Big String’ project which takes place in Gloucester each February. Tickets £20, £15, £12, £10, £5 from www.3choirs.org
14:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
15:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
19:45Three Choirs - The Mystic TrumpeterIlona Domnich soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers alto Andrew Staples tenor David Stout bass Three Choirs Festival Chorus Philharmonia Orchestra Adrian Partington conductor David Matthews Stars 5’ Holst The Mystic Trumpeter 19’ Beethoven Symphony No 9 65’ We look heavenward for our final performance, reviving David Matthews shimmering short cantata Stars for its first performance in almost half a century. Holst’s distinctive musical style begins to emerge in this luxuriant early work, with a list of influences that ranges from Wagner to Walt Whitman, and even encompasses Hindu philosophies. It ends with a serenely celestial expression of “Joy! Joy! All over joy!”, echoing Beethoven’s epic Choral Symphony, the powerful and uplifting climax of which is known the world over. Tickets £55, £50, £32, £25, £15 from www.3choirs.org
Sunday 4th August 2019 10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Monday 5th August 2019 Limited Access Today from 8.00am until 6.00pm There will be limited access today to the Nave between 8.00am and 6.00pm. The rest of the Cathedral remains open as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Tuesday 6th August 2019 Limted Access Today from 8.00 until 6.00pm There will be limited access today to the Nave between 8.00am and 6.00pm. The rest of the Cathedral remains open as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Gift Shop closes at 2.00pm today The Cathedral Gift Shop will close today at 2.00pm and is closed tomorrow while it moves back home from the Chapter House. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Wednesday 7th August 2019 Gift Shop Closed Today The Cathedral Gift Shop will be closed today while it relocates to the Nave. Please accept out apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Free Family Learning SessionsWednesdays in August: 10.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm In partnership with Adult Education Gloucestershire Family Learning team these sessions will explore themes of sustainability, shared learning, eco and green living including habitats and heritage crafts. Plus, on 21 and 28 August we will be joined by the RSPB who will have lots of information about how identify and protect our wildlife. Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to book.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Free Family Learning SessionsWednesdays in August: 10.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm In partnership with Adult Education Gloucestershire Family Learning team these sessions will explore themes of sustainability, shared learning, eco and green living including habitats and heritage crafts. Plus, on 21 and 28 August we will be joined by the RSPB who will have lots of information about how identify and protect our wildlife. Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to book.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Thursday 8th August 2019 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Thursday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Scaffolding Tour The Cathedral Stonemasons are undertaking a project to restore the historic stonework of the North Ambulatory and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those with a head for heights will get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired from way below on the ground.
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Friday 9th August 2019 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Mini Library Tour Climb the spiral staircase to discover the 15th century library, a hidden gem of the Cathedral. Tours last around half an hour £4 adults, £1 child, under 3s free. Buy tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion

An opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.

14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Saturday 10th August 2019 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
09:30Brunch & BounceWelcome to Brunch and Bounce, a fun and relaxed get together - open to all - and with a bouncy castle and crafts for the children to enjoy! Join us in the Cathedral Chapter House for good coffee, pastries and the weekend papers. Come and spend some time with friends and meet some new ones. Future 2019 dates for your diary: 15 June 13 July 10 August 7 September 19 October 9 & 30 November
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Sunday 11th August 2019 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Monday 12th August 2019 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Tuesday 13th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Wednesday 14th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Free Family Learning SessionsWednesdays in August: 10.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm In partnership with Adult Education Gloucestershire Family Learning team these sessions will explore themes of sustainability, shared learning, eco and green living including habitats and heritage crafts. Plus, on 21 and 28 August we will be joined by the RSPB who will have lots of information about how identify and protect our wildlife. Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to book.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Free Family Learning SessionsWednesdays in August: 10.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm In partnership with Adult Education Gloucestershire Family Learning team these sessions will explore themes of sustainability, shared learning, eco and green living including habitats and heritage crafts. Plus, on 21 and 28 August we will be joined by the RSPB who will have lots of information about how identify and protect our wildlife. Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to book.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Thursday 15th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Creative Photography Workshop for Young People Are you a young person aged 14-21? Discover a creative approach to the art of photography at Gloucester Cathedral. Slow down and take a fresh look at the world around you. Take time out for you, reduce stress and improve your photography Bring a mobile phone or camera. Suitable for all abilities
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Friday 16th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Mini Library Tour Climb the spiral staircase to discover the 15th century library, a hidden gem of the Cathedral. Tours last around half an hour £4 adults, £1 child, under 3s free. Buy tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion

An opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.

14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Saturday 17th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:00Mindful Photography for Wellbeing Discover a mindful approach to the art of photography in the beautiful surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral. Slow down and take a fresh look at the world around you. Learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, while taking time out for you, reducing stress and improving your wellbeing. In a small group, you’ll spend time inside the Cathedral and around the grounds, exploring colour, texture, form, light, reflection, as well as themes such as growth, change, transition and resilience, while taking photos. You’ll think about your relationship with the natural and built environment, rediscover your creativity, and learn to see the world differently. The workshop will be simple, low-tech and fun. This course is for adult learners only, any abilities welcome. You don’t need a fancy camera or expensive equipment – any mobile phone, tablet or digital camera will do.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:45Library TourClimb the spiral staircase to visit the 15th century library, a hidden gem of the Cathedral. Discover the perils of historic medicine in August and see what was written in the stars in October. Tours last around one hour £7 adults, £3 child, under 3s free. Buy your tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:45Library TourClimb the spiral staircase to visit the 15th century library, a hidden gem of the Cathedral. Discover the perils of historic medicine in August and see what was written in the stars in October. Tours last around one hour £7 adults, £3 child, under 3s free. Buy your tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
14:45Library TourClimb the spiral staircase to visit the 15th century library, a hidden gem of the Cathedral. Discover the perils of historic medicine in August and see what was written in the stars in October. Tours last around one hour £7 adults, £3 child, under 3s free. Buy your tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Sunday 18th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Monday 19th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Limited Access Today: Crypt and Garth The Crypt and Garth will not be open to the public today. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. The rest of the Cathedral will remain open as usual.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
Tuesday 20th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Access Today: Crypt, Garth and Cloisters The Crypt, Garth and Cloisters will not be open to the public today. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. The rest of the Cathedral will remain open as usual.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
13:30Scaffolding Tour The Cathedral Stonemasons are undertaking a project to restore the historic stonework of the North Ambulatory and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those with a head for heights will get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired from way below on the ground.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Wednesday 21st August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Access Today: Crypt The Crypt will not be open to the public today. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. The rest of the Cathedral will remain open as usual.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Free Family Learning SessionsWednesdays in August: 10.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm In partnership with Adult Education Gloucestershire Family Learning team these sessions will explore themes of sustainability, shared learning, eco and green living including habitats and heritage crafts. Plus, on 21 and 28 August we will be joined by the RSPB who will have lots of information about how identify and protect our wildlife. Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to book.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Free Family Learning SessionsWednesdays in August: 10.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm In partnership with Adult Education Gloucestershire Family Learning team these sessions will explore themes of sustainability, shared learning, eco and green living including habitats and heritage crafts. Plus, on 21 and 28 August we will be joined by the RSPB who will have lots of information about how identify and protect our wildlife. Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to book.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
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.
19:30Taizé ServiceAll are warmly invited to join us for this special service around the Labyrinth.
Thursday 22nd August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Walk of Life at Gloucester Cathedral The Cathedral Labyrinth is a canvas copy of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk the Labyrinth in a reflective way. All children who walk the Labyrinth can collect a bookmark from the Cathedral shop to take home as a reminder of their visit.
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Access Today: Crypt The Crypt will not be open to the public today. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. The rest of the Cathedral will remain open as usual.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Free Family Session: Up-Cycled Junk Musical InstrumentsWe've had such great take up of our summer children's activities we've added another FREE session! Bring the family along and up-cylcle junk musical instruments on the Cathedral Green. No booking required. Adults must stay with children and are encouraged to get involved!
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Friday 23rd August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Access Today: Crypt The Crypt will not be open to the public today. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. The rest of the Cathedral will remain open as usual.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Mini Library Tour Climb the spiral staircase to discover the 15th century library, a hidden gem of the Cathedral. Tours last around half an hour £4 adults, £1 child, under 3s free. Buy tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion

An opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.

14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
Saturday 24th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Limited Access Today: Crypt The Crypt will not be open to the public today. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
 Limited Access Today: Quire and East End 1.30pm-3.30pm There will be limited access to the Quire, East End and Tribune Gallery today due to a wedding. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
10:00Horace’s OdesHorace’s Odes Saturday 24 August 10.00am - 4.30pm Join us to read some of Horace's poems, on love, friendship and more ..... not forgetting good wine. The Venue: The Parliament Suite, Gloucester Cathedral Course fee: £50 (£45 concessionary rate) For more information please contact the course presenter: gdasharpley@gmail.com Tel: 01452 731113 To book a space visit: www.latinqvarter.co.uk
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
13:30Scaffolding Tour The Cathedral Stonemasons are undertaking a project to restore the historic stonework of the North Ambulatory and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those with a head for heights will get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired from way below on the ground.
14:00Cloister Tour Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister with a guide. Find out how the monks of St Peter’s Abbey lived over 600 years ago, and see where parts of three Harry Potter films were shot.
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.
Sunday 25th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Level Access Due to repair work on the lift, there is no level access to the Quire or East End today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Monday 26th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
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.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
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.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
19:00Jane Austen’s Pride and PrejudiceTake a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine. When Elizabeth meets the terse and abrupt Mr. Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this adaptation has been a favourite of Chapterhouse audiences for years and will be a joy to perform in the company’s 20th year of touring. Join friends and family for an evening of theatre basking in the glow of this timeless classic. Adult £16, Child £11, Family (2 adults + 2 Children) £46 Tickets available from www.seetickets.com Tel: 0871 220 0260 or from the Cathedral Gift Shop and Box Office www.3choirs.org
Tuesday 27th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Access 1.00pm - 3.00pm Due to a funeral, there will be no access to the Cathedral Nave or East End (including the Lady Chapel) between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. The Cloisters and the Monk's Kitchen will remain open as usual. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Wednesday 28th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
10:30Free Family Learning SessionsWednesdays in August: 10.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm In partnership with Adult Education Gloucestershire Family Learning team these sessions will explore themes of sustainability, shared learning, eco and green living including habitats and heritage crafts. Plus, on 21 and 28 August we will be joined by the RSPB who will have lots of information about how identify and protect our wildlife. Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to book.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Free Family Learning SessionsWednesdays in August: 10.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm In partnership with Adult Education Gloucestershire Family Learning team these sessions will explore themes of sustainability, shared learning, eco and green living including habitats and heritage crafts. Plus, on 21 and 28 August we will be joined by the RSPB who will have lots of information about how identify and protect our wildlife. Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to book.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
13:30Scaffolding Tour The Cathedral Stonemasons are undertaking a project to restore the historic stonework of the North Ambulatory and this tour will take you behind the scenes of their work. Those with a head for heights will get up close to stained glass, architectural features and ancient stonework that otherwise could only be admired from way below on the ground.
14:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
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.
Thursday 29th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
 Limited Access to the Nave today 2.30pm-4.30pm There will be limited access to the Nave today between 2.30pm and 4.30pm due to a special service. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Friday 30th August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Mini Library Tour Climb the spiral staircase to discover the 15th century library, a hidden gem of the Cathedral. Tours last around half an hour £4 adults, £1 child, under 3s free. Buy tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion

An opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.

14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.
Saturday 31st August 2019 Art in the City Winners Competition Exhibition This exhibition celebrates the power of art to inspire, keep us well, aid recovery and contribute to fulfilling lives. Displaying works inspired by the spaces, history, faith and traditions of Gloucester Cathedral produced by groups who have been part of our Creative Communities programme. Includes photography by students from Bridge Training Centre, pieces from the Cathedral’s Artists in Recovery Group (AIR) and work by Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Artist in Residence. Plus don’t miss the last chance to see our Big Draw 2017 community colouring-in carpet designed by Amy Jane Adams
 The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep? Friday 8 August to Sunday 1 September All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration. All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from Friday 8 August. Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the Cathedral…Can you find all the 9 sheep? Check our website for times before visiting.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended.
15:30Crypt Tour 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.