Although the largest spaces in the cathedral have been designed with worship in mind, they are regularly adapted for other purposes. 

With a capacity of 1500, disabled access, comprehensive PA system and flexible staging arrangements we have been able to host concerts, drama productions, awards ceremonies, formal dining, conferences and television productions in the main body of the building.

Organisers of large scale events should first contact the Events Manager to develop their plans.

For further information contact Clare Evans: | (01244) 500978

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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