Sunday, 16 February 2020

Events at Hereford Cathedral

Monday 27 January – Saturday 27 June
Saints in the Making Exhibition

The saints played an important part in the lives of all medieval people, who knew and loved popular stories about them and regarded them as vital intercessors forming a bridge between Earth and Heaven. This exhibition explores the significance of the saints, and in particular those special to Hereford, through books, documents and objects from the cathedral’s historic collections. The exhibition is in the Mappa Mundi & Chained Library exhibition space from 27 January to 27 June 2020, normal admission charges apply.

Tuesdays in Lent, 6.45 pm
Saving our Environment – A Christian Imperative

A series of talks to focus hearts and minds on the urgency of our world’s concerns, with speakers providing a different slant each week. Each will speak at 6.45 pm for around 15 minutes followed by Compline. We will gather for soup and rolls in the retro-choir following Evensong.

3 March | Isabel Carter – How can we modify our lifestyle as individuals?
10 March | The Revd Nick Read – The part agriculture can play
17 March | Simon Ross – How are we working with our buildings at church and home?
24 March | Richard Priestley – Politics and policy
31 March | Prebendary John Daniels – Theology of the environment

Saturday 7 March, 9.30 am – 12 noon
Chorister Open Morning

Boys, aged 6 – 8, who enjoy singing are invited to explore being a cathedral chorister. 
Places on the open morning are free of charge, but spaces are limited so booking is essential via or 01432 374 212

Saturday 7 March, 3.05 pm
Afternoon Music Organ Recital

Come along and hear 20 minutes of relaxing music on the beautiful Father Willis organ. Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Thursday 12 March, 7 pm
Cloister Voices: past and present
Hear stories from past and present thanks to oral history interviews with residents of the Cloisters of Hereford Cathedral. Sarah Hollingdale, Activity Officer for the Eastern Cloisters Project (supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund), will share these precious recordings for the first time. Tickets cost £8 – booking is essential via the Cathedral Library on 01432 374 225/6 or by emailing 

Thursday 19 March, 12 noon
Choral Scholars’ Mass
Join us for our Choral Scholars’ Mass in the Lady Chapel followed by a Lent lunch in College Hall. Lunch will be served with musical entertainment.  There are limited places available for the lunch with costs £5. To book your place, please contact Erica on 01432 374 259 or 

Wednesday 25 March, 9 am – 10 am
Quiet Hour
An opportunity to visit the cathedral at a calmer time of day. Join us for a quieter visit to the cathedral, perfect for anyone who experiences sensory overload such as those on the autistic spectrum or living with dementia.

Friday 27 March, 10 am – 3 pm
Hereford Cathedral Gardens Spring Opening 
Visit the Chapter House Gardens, Cloister, College and Dean’s Gardens as our gardening team prepare for the summer - free entry. For more information please contact Peter Challenger on 01432 374 202 or email

Saturday 28 March, 8.30 pm
Earth Hour
Everyone is welcome to join us as we take this time to reflect on our world and the crisis it faces. The cathedral community will set aside one hour to really reflect on our world and our place within it.

Sunday 29 March, 5.30 pm
Evening Hour with Healing Eucharist
The Evening Hour is a service of prayer for healing and time for quiet reflection at the shrine of Saint Thomas of Hereford in the north transept of the cathedral. All are welcome to attend. 

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