Thursday 10 September 2020
Following the ‘rule of six’ – indicating that the number of people permitted to take part in a social gathering is to be reduced from 30 to six in England and Scotland – we understand the new regulations will not apply to public worship or individual prayer in church buildings. Leicester Cathedral will continue to operate as below.
Opening Times for Private Prayer
The Cathedral is open to the public from Wednesdays to Sundays: from 11.00am-3.00pm on Wed-Sat and from 12.00pm-3.00pm on Sundays.
Lunchtime Eucharist: 1.00pm
|Sunday||Sunday Eucharist (booking required): 10.30am
Private Prayer: 12.00pm-3.00pm
Sunday 10.30am Eucharist
Our socially distanced Eucharist services will take place on Sundays at 10.30am. These are a simple Eucharist with organ music but no singing. Places will be limited and worshippers will need to book a place for this service.
While a small number of places will be available on the day, capacity is limited for this and we strongly advise worshippers to book a place to be sure of entry.
The Verger Duty phone will be taking bookings from 3.00–5.00pm on the Friday before the service only. The number to ring is 07947 896 464.
Wednesday 1.00pm Eucharist
A smaller scale weekday Eucharist will also take place on Wednesdays at 1.00pm.
No booking is required, but upon arrival you will be invited to give details for the NHS Track and Trace system.
You will need to wear a face mask or covering for the duration of your visit to the Cathedral. Please arrive in good time to ensure and abide by social distancing measures.
We will seek to reintroduce services in a gradual way as we build up experience in how to do this well with risks managed.
We are working towards the live-streaming of our Eucharist services as well, so that those who cannot physically visit the building may still join with us.
We will also continue to offer our Sunday online YouTube service, which we will develop in light of the feedback from our online Worship Survey.
Please note this information to subject to change and will be updated regularly.