Cathedral Doors – Winter Campaign

28th November 2023

A door a day – Cathedral Doors Winter Campaign 2023/24

Cathedral Doors Winter Campaign

Cathedrals invite you to open the door this winter with the launch of an invitational new campaign showcasing their history and heritage and all that they offer in their communities.

Matthew 7:7 NRSV

‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

This Advent and Christmastide, we invite you to join us as every day we’re opening a door into our cathedrals.

Liverpool Cathedral Door

Throughout this season, we will showcase a door from every one of our cathedrals – and our partners from the Church in Wales – uploading the image onto our social media platforms.

We will bring you the highest door, the smallest door, the newest door, the oldest door, and in Sheffield, a door completely made of steel gifted to the cathedral to celebrate its city’s heritage and history.

Launching the campaign this Friday (1 December) is Leicester Cathedral – which has just re-opened its doors to worshippers and visitors after being closed for almost two years for its renewal and redevelopment project, Leicester Cathedral Revealed – read more about the project here.

Doors feature throughout the Bible, and our doors are always open for you to come in where you will find a warm welcome, be able to join a service, find a place to pray, light a candle, or simply sit a while.

Gloucester Cathedral Door

All our cathedrals have rich programmes of events and worship for Advent and Christmas from the traditional to the not-so-traditional with music, festive markets, Christmas tree festivals, live nativities, light and sound digital art spectaculars, arts and craft events – and at their heart  every day worship, and the regular daily rhythm of prayer.

The Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Jo Kelly-Moore, who chairs the Association of English Cathedrals, said:

Every day of the year the doors of your Cathedrals are open to welcome worshippers, visitors and pilgrims. In this holy season, I invite you to come and discover your cathedrals and find out what is behind their doors for yourself.”

Watch out for the Cathedrals’ Winter Door campaign which launches on December 1 with Leicester Cathedral’s North Porch to mark their re-opening after two years. Every morning we will feature a door from every one of our cathedrals with some of its story and unique history. You can find the door campaign @engcathedrals on X and Facebook and Instagram.