A focus on education is embedded in the mission statement of the Cathedral and is evidenced in the warm welcome and care offered by the Education Department to all visiting groups. The department consists of a full-time Education Officer and a team of Education Volunteers, all of whom are CRB checked and work within the safeguarding policy of Chester Diocese. For schools we offer tailored tours and workshops to all age ranges covering an extensive range of curriculum and non-curriculum subjects and using a variety of learning styles. We also welcome visits from non-school groups including foreign language groups, uniformed organisations, church children and youth groups, interest groups and home-educated children.
The Education Department was awarded the Sandford Award for excellence in heritage education in July 2009.
For all enquiries or to book a visit, please contact our Education Officer, Nicola Preston 01244 500957
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.
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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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!» Read More