Services - Chester Cathedral


All are welcome

Join us at Chester Cathedral for worship, whether or not you are a regular worshipper here or in another church, or whether you have a strong faith or no faith at all.

Orders of service for the Sunday morning Eucharist or other special services are available to download from the Cathedral website or are available on screens.

From the earliest days of the Church, Christians have gathered at regular hours during each day and night to respond to God’s word with praise on behalf of all creation and with intercession for the salvation of the world. By the fourth century, if not earlier, the most significant times in the day for this were morning and evening. and they have remained so ever since. Many of our services here at the Cathedral build on the same pattern of worship as our Benedictine predecessors of St Werburgh’s Abbey.

These services have changing elements to pick up the seasons of the liturgical year, but the core continues to be the Liturgy of the Word interwoven with canticles to supply the response of praise, followed by intercessory prayer.

Our standard pattern of services


8.30am – Holy Communion
10.30am – Cathedral Eucharist
3pm – Choral Evensong
6pm – Compline

Monday – Friday

8.15am – Morning Prayer
5.30pm – Choral Evensong (Said Evening Prayer on Wednesday and school holidays) 

Tuesday – Friday

12.30pm – Holy Communion


8.15am – Morning Prayer
4.15pm – Choral Evensong

This schedule is subject to change.
Please check our What's On section for exact details of forthcoming services.

Service Scheme

Our current service scheme may be downloaded here. Our scheme is no longer available in printed format in the Cathedral. This scheme was updated on Monday 3 June 2024.

Service Sheet

Chester Cathedral is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030, and has, since 2019, ceased printing documents for one-time use. Therefore, if you are attending a service in the Cathedral, please download the Service Sheet (available below) to a suitable device and bring that with you to the service. Alternatively, service notes are now displayed on large screens within the service.

Sunday 23 June

10.30am – Cathedral Eucharist with Archbishop of York - service sheet available to download here.

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