This page was last updated on Monday 23 March

Following on from the government's announcement on Monday 23 March, Hereford Cathedral is now closed to the public until further notice.

Following on from the Church of England’s guidance that was published on Tuesday 17 March, we can confirm that no public worship will be offered in the cathedral until further notice. We are also suspending all tours, events and visits as well as closing the Cathedral Cafe, Shop and Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition.

We are currently working on utilising our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to ensure that those who are unable or choose not to visit the cathedral during this time still have access to faith and worship resources on a regular basis. We fully understand that not everybody has access to digital resources or is confident in using these so we are also establishing a telephone network to be able to support those within our congregation or community who made need our support the most. If you, or someone you know, needs pastoral support please contact the Cathedral Office (01432 374 200) or email [email protected]

We encourage members of our community to follow the good hygiene practices which have been recommended by the NHS to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

HELPFUL LINKS

The Church of England has a huge amount of resources available here: www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

Our website already has a large archive of webcasts available to listen to here: www.herefordcathedral.org/webcasts

Read more about the Church of England’s guidance here: www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/archbishops-call-church-england-become-radically-different-public-worship

Read the statement from the Diocese of Hereford here: www.hereford.anglican.org