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Cathedral Service Times

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The Cathedral is normally open from 7.30am to 6.00pm, but closes at 5.00pm on Sundays in winter. The Sunday evening mass at 7.00pm is celebrated in the Crypt Chapel.

Everyone is welcome to all services. There is no charge to attend services and you do not need to reserve a seat. A collection is taken for the upkeep of the Cathedral at all masses on Sundays and Holy Days. Holy Days which occur on Saturdays or Mondays are celebrated on the nearest Sunday. Mass times on Holy Days occurring on other weekdays are as normal; the 5.15pm mass is then a choral mass.

Sunday

8.30am Morning Mass Blessed Sacrament Chapel
10.00am Family Mass Crypt Chapel
11.00am Solemn Choral Mass Cathedral
1.00pm Polish Community Mass Crypt Chapel
3.00pm Choral Evening Prayer
during term
Cathedral
sometimes replaced by Diocesan or special services
7.00pm Evening Mass Crypt Chapel

 

Weekdays Monday – Friday

7.45am Morning Prayer (recited) Blessed Sacrament Chapel
8.00am Morning Mass Blessed Sacrament Chapel
12.15pm Lunchtime Mass Crypt Chapel
5.15pm Evening Mass
sung during term
Blessed Sacrament  Chapel
Monday:  Gregorian Chant with Cantor
Tuesday:  Girls’ Choir
Feast Days:  Cathedral Choir
5.45pm Choral Evening Prayer
during term
Cathedral
Wednesday:  Girls’ Choir,
Thursday and Friday:  Cathedral Choir

 

Saturday

8.45am Morning Prayer (recited) Blessed Sacrament Chapel
9.00am Morning Mass Blessed Sacrament Chapel
6.30pm Vigil Mass Crypt Chapel

Please note that our service schedule can change from time to time, for instance at Christmas and Easter.  Please check on the homepage for the latest service times.

 Reconciliation (Confession)

Weekdays After 12.15pm Mass Crypt Chapel
Saturday 11.00am-12noon Cathedral
3.30pm-4.30pm Cathedral

 

Car Parking

There is an underground car park which is open to all visitors from 8.00am – 6.00pm daily. There are also spaces for disabled drivers which are clearly marked.

Parking charges are £1.00 for 1 hour;  £2.00 for 2 hours;  £5.00 all day to 6.00pm

Access

A staircase and lift situated in the lower porch provide access to the Cathedral from the underground car park to Cathedral level. These are both accessible from the car park. Externally there is a sloping path through the garden. The entrance to this path is via a gate at the street pavement end of the car park approach road. The Crypt is accessible via a lift situated in the Rotunda sited to the right of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (underneath the pipes of the Grand Organ). Toilets are situated in the lower main porch. Wheelchairs are available. A loop system is fitted in the Cathedral and in the Crypt Chapel. Large type service sheets are available at Sunday services and all choral and special services.

Please note, photography is not permitted in the Cathedral during services, nor in the Crypt at any time.

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