Forthcoming Cathedral Closures

The Church of England has urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All Church of England churches are to close with immediate effect, including for private prayer.

Leicester Cathedral is closed for the foreseeable future, including services and events.

We are aware this is a very difficult time and will prompt a number of further questions. We will update the Cathedral website on the Covid-19 FAQs page and issue new guidance as soon as we are able, and share through the Cathedral’s social media accounts as well. Do keep checking back.


The Cathedral will be closed to visitors on the following dates:



The Cathedral is closed until further notice.



Monday 1 June: Restricted access during Lunchtime Concert  12.45pm-1.45pm
Monday 8 June: Restricted access during Lunchtime Concert  12.45pm-1.45pm
Monday 15 June: Restricted access during Lunchtime Concert  12.45pm-1.45pm
Thursday 25 June: Cathedral closed for a service  9.00am-11.30am
Saturday 27 June: Cathedral closed for a service  10.00am-2.00pm


Wednesday 1 July: Restricted access during Ordination rehearsals  10.00am-12.00pm
Saturday 4 July: Cathedral closed for Ordination Service  from 2.30pm
Friday 31 July: Cathedral closed for a wedding  3.00pm-4.00pm


Saturday 8 August: Cathedral closed for a wedding  3.00pm-4.45pm

Please note that on certain dates, Harrison and Harrison will be present in the Cathedral to tune the Cathedral Organ. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes to your visit. The current dates scheduled are:

Thursday 26 March
Thursday 7 May
Thursday 4 June
Friday 7 August
Monday 12 October
Tuesday 1 December

During services the Cathedral is closed for the Tomb and general visiting. However all visitors are welcome to attend services.

Normal Opening Hours*:

Monday – Saturday
10.00 – 17.00

12.30 – 14.30

* Except during services
Opening times may change at short notice.
Visiting may close for special events and services.