Chester Cathedral has a rich and fascinating heritage. It is a living community of prayer and worship, a centre of excellence in Church Music, and plays a key role for the Christian community across Chester, the Wirral and Cheshire. We welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world. I hope that the website provides you with information about all our areas of activity, and that your use of the website inspires you to visit Chester Cathedral.
The Very Revd Professor Gordon McPhate Dean of Chester
Daily worship has taken place for over 1000 years and we welcome you to join us.» Read More
Chester Cathedral is a truly remarkable building, with a history spanning almost two thousand years.» Read More
Music & Choir
Find out about our Choirs, when they sing and how to join them
The English choral tradition is the lifeblood that turns our cathedrals from silent spaces into resounding places of glory.» Read More
Chester Cathedral Nave Choir is a professional-standard mixed-voice choir made up of volunteers of all ages.» Read More
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.
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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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!» Read More