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Education Visits


The Education Department is able to offer tailored tours and workshops for schools to suit all students and curriculums from Key Stage 1 to A Level. The department consists of a full-time Education Officer and a team of volunteers, all DBS checked and able to work within the safeguarding policy of the Diocese of Chester.

For all enquiries, or to book a visit, please contact our Education Officer Helen Barber via phone, 01244 500 957, or email


Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2

Education visits follow a regular programme of tours and workshops for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. The Education Officer is always happy to work with schools to develop a programme of activity that fits the learning outcomes of the visit perfectly.


KS3, KS4 and KS5

Educational KS3, KS4 and KS5 tours and workshops are frequently tailored to match a school or college’s own scheme of work across a variety of subject areas.

 Chester Cathedral can be used to explore local history, as a stimulus for creative and visual arts, or to enhance the classroom teaching of your subject.

Workshops we have offered at KS3 and KS4 include:

  • Remembrance and memorial;
  • Anselm’s ontological argument;
  • Eucharist;
  • Rites of passage;
  • Crime and punishment in the Consistory Court.


Scouts and Guides Associations and non-school groups

We run Annual Faith Badge Mornings in conjunction with the Scout Association for Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts.  The sessions include the presentation of badges in the stunning surroundings of Chester Cathedral.

Please contact us to arrange a visit to suit the needs of your group. Visits can be arranged during weekends and school holidays.