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Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.

We’re free to enter and welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world.  We hope our website inspires you to visit Chester Cathedral.

The Very Reverend Professor Gordon McPhate
Dean of Chester

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Concerts & Events


Friday 7 July 2017 - Sunday 15 October 2017
Modern & contemporary art in a medieval space The largest free to enter contemporary and modern sculpture exhibition to be held in the North West of England, ARK features 90 works of art by more than 50 celebrated sculptors including Damien Hi...
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ARK Lecture | An Evening with the Artist – Emily Mayer

Monday 25 September 2017 - Monday 25 September 2017
Our ARK Lecture series features some of the art world’s leading practitioners and academics. Join us for this event, with sculptor, taxidermist and model-maker, Emily Mayer. Emily is a sculptor working with found materials and taxidermy. Highly...
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Soulful Saturdays with Retreat House Chester: ‘I stop…to hear the second music’ with Julia McGuinness

Saturday 14 October 2017 - Saturday 14 October 2017
The noise of everyday life can be stimulating, distracting and sometimes overwhelming. Yet underneath what is happening on the surface, lies what is going on. Poet Annie Lighthart writes of a ‘Second Music,’ one ‘less heard/yet always presen...
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