Daily Services

Service times

Please note that the following is the regular pattern of services; however, this can vary on a day to day basis, particularly during choir holidays when visiting choirs may be singing or a spoken service of Evening Prayer may replace Choral Evensong.

If you are planning a special visit to the cathedral, please check the detailed times of services on the Monthly Scheme by clicking here

Regular services


08.30 - Morning Prayer in the Chapel of St Anselm
17.30 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Choral Evensong in the Quire
Wednesday: Said Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel


09:30 - Holy Communion and Morning Prayer 
16:15 - Choral Evensong


08.00 - Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel (Book of Common Prayer)
10.00 - The Cathedral Eucharist in the Nave
11.30 - Mattins in the Quire (BCP Eucharist 1st, 3rd Sundays)
15.30 - Choral Evensong in the Quire
18.30 - Evening Service - Compline


12.30 - Monday in the Chapel of St Erasmus
12.30 - Tuesday i
n the Chapel of St Erasmus
12.30 - Wednesday 
in the Chapel of St Erasmus
11.30 - Thursday in the Lady Chapel (Book of Common Prayer)
12.30 - Friday in the Chapel of St Erasmus
09.30 - Saturday in the Chapel of St Werburgh

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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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