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.
Details of our Masses and opening times for Advent and Christmas 2017 can be viewed here.
|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
sometimes replaced by Diocesan or special services
|7.00pm||Evening Mass||Crypt Chapel|
|7.45am||Morning Prayer (recited)||Blessed Sacrament Chapel|
|8.00am||Morning Mass||Blessed Sacrament Chapel|
|12.15pm||Lunchtime Mass||Crypt Chapel|
sung during term
|Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday: Gregorian Chant with Cantor
Tuesday: Girls’ Choir
Feast Days: Cathedral Choir
|5.45pm||Choral Evening Prayer
Wednesday: Girls’ Choir,
Thursday and Friday: Cathedral Choir
|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.
|Weekdays||After 12.15pm Mass||Crypt Chapel|
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
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.