Education outreach

Is the cost of transport proving prohibitive to you making a visit?

The Education Department strives to keep visit costs at an absolute minimum, whilst maintaining high standards of equipment and resources. However, if the cost of transport makes a visit to us impossible, we can come to you!

Our Education Officer and volunteers are happy to visit your setting to lead assemblies, deliver teaching sessions in the classroom and bring some of our workshop activities to make a focused day of learning. We can also offer INSET and are happy to support curriculum planning. Please contact our Education Officer to discuss the needs of your class/school.

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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