Chester Cathedral has a rich and fascinating heritage. It is a living community of prayer and worship, a centre of excellence in Church Music, and plays a key role for the Christian community across Chester, the Wirral and Cheshire. We welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world. I hope that the website provides you with information about all our areas of activity, and that your use of the website inspires you to visit Chester Cathedral.

The Very Revd Professor Gordon McPhate
Dean of Chester  


Falconry and Nature Gardens

A new family attraction in the city centre.  Coming soon: July 2015!
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Now booking online here

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of the tower?

This Summer Holiday KIDS GO FREE subject to T&Cs

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Two Saints Way

The Two Saints Way is a new 92 mile pilgrimage route which has been recreated between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield.



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Music & choir

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Find out about our choirs, when they sing and how to join them

Cathedral Choir

The English choral tradition is the lifeblood that turns our cathedrals from silent spaces into resounding places of glory.

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Nave Choir

Chester Cathedral Nave Choir is a professional-standard mixed-voice choir made up of volunteers of all ages.

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Sponsor a Pipe

Your donation - large or small - will help maintain the future of an historic and unique instrument at the heart of music making in Chester Cathedral.

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Support Us

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There are many ways to support the Cathedral from donations through to buying a gift or simply enjoying a coffee in the Refectory. We welcome your support in whatever form it takes.

Refectory Cafe


The Refectory, built in the 13th century, was the dining hall for the 40 monks who belonged to the community at the time. The Refectory is open from 9:30 - 4:30 and a delicious lunch menu, fabulous cakes and free Wi-Fi!


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Online Shop

The Shop provides a full range of souvenirs, books, gifts, cards, CDs and jewellery, some unique to Chester Cathedral;  it's even possible to buy postage stamps!

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Chester Cathedral needs your help! We receive no financial subsidy from government and therefore rely on kind donations and the support of people like you. The Just Giving site is just one way to help.

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