‘In the beginning was the Word... and the Word was God... and we have seen his glory’
(St John’s Gospel, chapter 1).
The self-communication of God in Jesus Christ is a fundamental Christian belief. Christians have always believed that the pursuit of truth through all branches of learning is an expression of their seeking after God. No genuine seeking after truth, by whatever means, can be other than an exercise of discipleship.
The community at Hereford Cathedral has engaged in learning, study and research since its first days. Books have been owned, preserved and used here from the beginning, and today’s Library and Archive embodies that history but also develops it in the present and for the future. The books in the Library express the development of Christian teaching and tradition. The documents in the Archive hold the memory of this ancient community, and tell its story.
Teaching has always been an important part of the life of the Cathedral, and this is continued today in lectures, adult education courses, school visits, Sunday School, and through the exhibitions.
This section of the Cathedral website enables you to find out more about the range of educational and research opportunities we offer.