Time to Discover Cathedrals, Discover Pilgrimage

30th April 2021

Our cathedrals are beginning to open up slowly and safely and as we move closer to May 17 and Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap, when we hope to be able to welcome visitors into our cathedrals, we wanted to remind you that we’re here, ever present, and ready to be discovered.

We’ve been here alongside you all the way through the pandemic and will continue to be so with daily digital worship and prayers, virtual prayer walls and candle-lighting, online meditations, lectures, virtual pilgrimages, and 360 degree tours of our buildings, but we are super excited to be able to welcome you back into our cathedrals in person.

And whichever cathedral you decide to visit this year, know you can come on two wheels, four wheels and on foot with new routes to discover leading to every one of our 42 Church of England cathedrals and our partners in the Church in Wales, devised for all forms of transport.

There are new and more familiar pilgrimage routes leading to every one of our cathedrals.

And May will see the launch of the new Cathedrals Cycle Route – a 2,000 mile round trip that offers short and longer rides between our cathedrals to suit all abilities in a new initiative to promote greener travel and mental and physical wellbeing as we all begin to move towards some sort of normal.

Please be assured all our Church of England cathedrals have achieved the Visit Britain’s industry standard and consumer charter mark We’re Good to Go which means visitors can be confident that cathedrals are taking all the necessary steps to help ensure people’s safety in line with latest Government and Public Health guidance.

Please check ahead as opening times may have changed, you may have to book a ticketed slot at some cathedrals, and please be advised face-coverings are currently mandatory in places of worship unless you are exempt.