Purpose Statement

In January 2013 Chester Cathedral launched a five year strategic plan to help focus our mission and ministry and give specific attention to key areas of work that require our concentrated energies.  As part of this process we have developed a purpose statement reflecting our aspiration as a community to be committed to growth and transformation at three levels and across six areas of our community life.

Inspired by Christ, Chester Cathedral seeks to encourage personal, city and regional growth through:

  • Worship & prayer
  • Learning & discipleship
  • Serving our city, region and diocese
  • Conserving and developing our buildings and heritage
  • Welcome and hospitality
  • A sustainable and ethical business operation

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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