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Guitar, The Heart of Spain - Michael Durrant (Classical Guitar)

Guitar, The Heart of Spain - Michael Christian Durrant (Classical Guitar) and Samuel Moore (Flamenco Guitar)

Join Michael Christian Durrant as he returns to Winchester Cathedral for a very special and highly anticipated concert performance on Saturday 23rdSeptember 2017. Entitled Guitarra, el Corazón de Espana (Guitar, the Heart of Spain), this fascinating programme will see Durrant joined by the flamenco guitarist Samuel Moore and the Winchester Cathedral Chamber Choir directed by George Castle in what promises to be an unforgettable evening.
Drawing inspiration from the rich artistic heritage and passionate musical traditions of Spain, this special programme includes a performance of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s evocative setting of Federico García Lorca’s Romancero Gitano, Op. 152 for guitar and choir alongside a series of solo and duet performances by Durrant and Moore.

“A rising star of the classical guitar” – BBC Radio
Having established himself as one of the UK’s finest and most creative young classical guitarists, Michael Christian Durrant is fast emerging as one of the most exciting instrumentalists of the current generation.
He continues to perform all over the world and is recognised for presenting beautifully varied concert programmes, his captivating stage presence and his ability to summon forth a huge variety of tone colours on his special handmade instrument.”

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 7.30pm
Winchester Cathedral Presbytery and Quire
When booking seats on line please use the drop down menu to choose either Presbytery or Quire.

Tickets £39.50 reserved seats plus champagne reception,£15 Presbytery unreserved seats, £12.50 Quire unreserved seats plus 75p per ticket booking fee (£1 for telephone bookings) available from The Box Office 01962 857275 Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Closed Sunday's and Bank Holidays.

23/09/2017 19:30
The Calling of Creatures like us - Prof Neil Masser

7pm, 25 SEPTEMBER, Wessex Centre, Inner Close, WinchesterCathedral

The Calling of Creatureslike Us: Thinking with Reformation Traditions about what it Means to be Human

Prof Neil Messer

What does it mean to be a human being or live a human life?More particularly, what does it mean to live well as a human being? Are thereparticular ways of being human that fulfil what a human life is supposed to beabout? Questions like these might not often be asked explicitly, but many areasof modern life – from the practice of health care to economics and politics –depend on answers to them, whether those answers are stated or just assumed.Focusing particularly on the practice and ethics of health care, this lecturewill explore how the Reformation heritage, as expressed in theologians such asKarl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, can offer resources for thinking throughthese questions. It will thus offer a test-case of how a sixteenth-centurytheological movement can engage with the problems and questions of twenty-firstcentury life.

Neil Messer isProfessor of Theology at the University of Winchester, where his research andteaching are concerned in various ways with the interactions of theology,ethics, health care and the biosciences. His latest book is TheologicalNeuroethics: Christian Ethics Meets the Science of the Human Brain (BloomsburyT&T Clark, Sept 2017). He is a minister of the United Reformed Church and amember of the Expert Group on Ethics of the Community of Protestant Churches inEurope (CPCE), for which he recently edited ‘Before I Formed You in the Womb…’A Guide to the Ethics of Reproductive Medicine from the Council of theCommunity of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE, 2017).

Tickets £5 Available from the box office 01962 857275

25/09/2017 19:00
Luther, Paul and the Radical Power of Grace - Prof John Barclay

7pm, 26 SEPTEMBER, Wessex Centre, Inner Close, WinchesterCathedral

Luther, Paul and the Radical Power of Grace

Prof John Barclay

Did the Reformation misunderstand Paul?  So many recent scholars have argued, claiming to rediscover the 'original' Paul.  Here Luther's focus on Christ as the unmerited gift of God, with its radica lconsequences for the church, will be linked more positively to Paul's mission theology, where the incongruity of grace - its mismatch with the worth of its recipients - helped found innovative communities where ethnic boundaries were crossed and social norms recalibrated. There are therefore rich resources, in both Paul and Luther, forrethinking the radical power of grace in our contemporary cultural context. 

John Barclay has been at Durham as Lightfoot Professor of Divinity since 2003, having previously been professor at the University of Glasgow. His most recent book, the first of a two-part series, is a study Pauline theology from the perspective of histheology of grace, called Paul and the Gift (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015),which explores the theological and social significance of the incongruity of grace in the formation of innovative communities, going beyond E P Sanders and the current antithesis between old and new perspectives on Paul. A collection of essays on Pauline Christians and Diaspora Judaism called Pauline Churches andDiaspora Jews has been republished in paperback in 2016 by Eerdmans.

Tickets £5 Available from the box office 01962 857275

26/09/2017 19:00
Tour and Tea: First World War - The Poetry and the Passion

Tour and Tea: First World War – The Poetry and the Passion. 2pm.

26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 25th August, 29th September, 27th October, 10th November 2017.

We called it hell - they called it Passendale..." In 1917 , when the war intensified,we remember the horrors, the conflicts and the victories as we visit all partsof the Cathedral - from the Crypt to the Bell ringing Chamber in the roof. Beprepared - 129 steps to climb! The tour will last 90 mins with a cream tea afterwards and time to talk

Tickets: £12.50 (plus 75p per ticket booking fee, capped at £5) Includes tea or coffee and cake taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on
01962857 275. Tour last approx. 1 hour.

29/09/2017 to 10/11/2017
Calligraphy Workshop September 2017
Calligraphy Workshop
Saturday 30 September 2017 - 10am - 4pm

Learn the art of Calligraphy under the expert tuition of the Cathedral Scribes.

The day will focus on studying The Uncial Hand. Equipment will be provided, but if students prefer they can bring their own.

Beginners are welcome. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

To be held in the Taylor Selwyn Room in the Education Centre, Inner Close.

Tickets £25 + 75p booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone) available from the box office 01962 857275. Booking fees are capped at £5 per transaction.
30/09/2017 10:00
Tour And Tea: Jane Austen

Tour and Tea: Jane Austen. 10am

Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817, in rented rooms in College Street. She was buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral. This tour offers visitors an intimate and often amusing insight into her life and connections with the Cathedral. The tour will include a walk through the Cathedral's historic Inner Close to the house on College Street where Jane and Cassandra stayed during their time in Winchester.

Tours will be taking place on the first Saturday of the month from February to November 2017.

Tickets: £12.50 (plus 75p per ticket booking fee, capped at £5) Includes tea or coffee and cake taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on 01962 857 275. Tour last approx 1 hour.


30/09/2017 to 04/11/2017
Faire is the Heaven: Recital in Aid of Blue Apple Theatre
Sunday 1st October 2017, 7.30pm
Church of St. Cross Winchester

The Thomas Weelkes Singers (conductor Christopher Tolley) with Andrew Lumsden, organ.

Byrd: Gradualia for All Saints
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G
Lobo: Motets
Skempton: Rise up, my love
Guilmant: March on a theme of Handel
Harris: Faire is the heaven; Bring us, O Lord God

Tickets £13.00 (+ .75p booking fee)
Available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275
01/10/2017 19:30
Special Tour : Women of our Cathedral

Special Tour: Women of our Cathedral, 10.30am & 1.30pm.

Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Women have always played a part in our Cathedral life; often in a hidden, or secondary role.

This new tour celebrates our Cathedral women, past and present – a selection of famous, self-sacrificing, dutiful and wrongly accused women. Also women who beautifyt he Cathedral for the Glory of God.

Free Tour however Cathedral entry fees (£8.00) apply.

Must be pre booked if not walk ins on the day will be asked to wait until all other customers have arrived and if space is available they can then take the tour.

Tour and Tea - Anglo Saxon Kings and Saints

Tour & Tea: This Royal House of Saxon Kings and Saints.
Saturday 21st October 2017, 
Tour at 10 am followed by Coffee/Tea & Cake at 11.15 am in the Cathedral Refectory.

The Anglo Saxon Minster and its role in the birth of the English nation, the personalities who inhabited it and the traces which are still visible today.  Part of this tour is outside on slightly uneven ground, suitable clothing and footwear should be worn.

Tickets: £12.50 (plus 75p per ticket booking fee, capped at £5). Includes tea or coffee and cake taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on 01962 857 275. Tour lasts approx. 1 hour, please check in at the Cathedral entrance desk on arrival to be introduced to your guide..

21/10/2017 10:00
Special Tour : Wood Glorious Wood
Wednesday 25 October 2017 10.30am & 1.30pm
Special Tour - Wood Glorious Wood.

This tour explores the exceptional riches of the Cathedral's woodwork, ancient and modern. It considers the indispensable role of wood in the construction and preservation of the building and we discover wood furnishings and decoration as far back as the 12th century. The highlight of the tour is a look in some detail at one of the Cathedral's greatest treasures, the 14th century choirstalls, described as "the most beautiful in Northern Europe".

Free Tour however Cathedral entry fees apply. Must be prebooked if not walk ins on the day will be asked to wait until all other customers have arrived and if space is available they can then take the tour.The admission fee will need to be paid at the Entrance Desk on the day.
Tour And Tea: Stained Glass

Tour and Tea: Stained Glass. Saturday 8 July and Saturday 28 October. 10am

The Cathedral has glass spanning a period of nearly 700 years. The earliest dates from 1330, and the most modern dates to the current century.On this tour, visitors will learn about different techniques for producing coloured glass, stained, painted and pot metal, and will be shown examples of windows from several Victorian makers in addition to the mediaeval and contemporary glass.

The tours will be followed by a hot drink and cake in the Cathedral Refectory.

Tickets: £12.50 plus 75p per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 available from the Cathedral Box Office call 01962 857 275 or book online. Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturdays 11am - 3pm, closed Sundays and bank holidays.

28/10/2017 10:00
Special Tour : Chantry Chapels
Wednesday 1 November 2017 10.30am & 1.30pm
Special Tour : Chantry Chapels

Discover the treasures and history as you step inside these hidden places that are usually closed tovisitors.

Free Tour however Cathedral entry fees apply.

Must be pre booked if not walk ins on the day will be asked to wait until all other customers have arrived and if space is available they can then take the tour.
Special Tour : Our Royal Heritage
Wednesday 15 November 2017 10.30am & 1.30pm
Special Tour : Our Royal Heritage

An insight into the Cathedralsmany royal connections from the Norman conquest to the present day


Free Tour however Cathedral entry fees (£8.00) apply.

Must be pre booked if not walk ins on the day will be asked to wait until all other customers have arrived and if space is available they can then take the tour.
Ice Rink 2017
The ice rink will be open from 20 November 2017 to 7 January 2018

Booking is advised as weekends and school holidays will be very busy and it may not be possible to purchase tickets on the day.

Please give yourselves plenty of time to travel, park and get to the Ice Rink. At weekends during the Christmas Market the site is extremely busy and queuing systems are in place.


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A session lasts for 1 hour and includes time to fit skates.

Minimum age and adult supervision 
For all sessions, unless otherwise stated, the minimum age for children to skate is 4 years old. All 4 to 7 year olds must be accompanied onto the ice by an adult (someone 18 years old and above) in skates, up to a maximum of 5 children per adult. We recommend that children under the age of 12 are accompanied by an adult (the adult need not be skating).

Open every day (excluding Christmas Day): 10am, 11.00am, 12.15 noon, 1.15pm, 2.30pm 3.30, 4.45, 5.45,7pm, 8pm

Adults £11.50
Children 4-7: £6.95
Children 8-18: £9.50
Student / Senior £9.50
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Group of 15+ - 10% discount
Family Tickets please add qualifying tickets to the basket and the discount will be automatically applied before payment is taken.
For wheelchair bookings please contact the box office.

Once purchased tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged unless a session is cancelled.

Penguin skating aids can be hired at the ice rink for £5, these are strictly on a first come first served basis and tickets are not refundable should a penguin not be available. Please arrive early for your session if you require to hire one.

The Ice rink has a roof and is open in all weather, please dress accordingly for the weather and be advised that if you fall over you may get wet !

Ice Rink Ticket Office - 01962 857276
From 20th November a dedicated Ice Rink Box Office located next to the ice rink and will be open 9.30am - 8pm daily.
20/11/2017 to 07/01/2018
Twilight Tower Tour - 2017

A twist on our normal Christmas Tower Tour see the Christmas lights sparkle across the city and the Cathedral Close lit up from the top of the Cathedral Tower.

Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies after the tour in The Undercroft.

Minimum age for these tours is 12 years: children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour lasts approx 1hr 30mins.

Although there is no set upper age limit for this tour, please note the difficulty of the climb. This may be unsuitable for those who are elderly, infirm, disabled, pregnant, those suffering from heart or respiratory disorders, or any other medical condition which could be affected by the climb.

Due to width restrictions, all large items of baggage are not permitted and regrettably cannot be left unattended or stored at ground level. Suitable clothing and foot-wear should be worn.

Tickets £20 plus 75p per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction, available online or call the Box Office on 01962 857275

20/11/2017 to 16/12/2017
Winchester Music Club - Brahms Requiem
Winchester Music Club - Brahms Requiem
25th November - 7:30pm
Winchester Cathedral

Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Winchester Music Club Choir & Orchestra
Winchester College Glee Club and Quiristers
Julie Cooper – Soprano
James Newby – Baritone
David Thomas – Conductor
Jamal Sutton – Organist
Almost exactly 150 years after its first performance, WMC and Winchester College perform one of the greatest choral works of the 19th century, Brahms' German Requiem, along with the less well-known but equally beautiful Song of Destiny. James Newby, winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award, and Julie Cooper,  best known as a member of award-winning choir The Sixteen, join us as soloists in the magnificent space of Winchester Cathedral.

Tickets from £10 - £35 (plus .75p booking fee) available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office
01962 857275
Available from 10am on Monday 11th September
25/11/2017 19:30
A Christmas Celebration
Thursday 7th December 2017 - 7.45pm
Winchester Cathedral

A number of high profile personalities from the world of TV and film, including David Tennant, Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman and Timothy West are all set to play their part in what will be an uplifting variety of festive and magical performances. All in support of two local charities, Breast Cancer Haven and The Murray Parish Trust.

On Sale 10am Monday 11th September 2017

Tickets £40 & £30 + 75p booking fee (£1 if booking by telephone) - Available from the Box Office 01962 857275
07/12/2017 19:45
Waynflete Singers - Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Saturday 8th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Winchester Cathedral

Bach's Christmas Oratorio

TheWaynflete Singers perform Bach'sglorious Christmas Oratorio, his great sequence of seasonal cantatas, completewith jubilant choruses, festive trumpets and heart-stirring arias. This will beperformed baroque-style with acclaimed period-instrument ensemble Florilegium, togetherwith an outstanding line up of soloists, under the compelling directionof the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Andrew Lumsden.


RowanPierce, Soprano

DavidAllsopp, Alto

BenjaminHulett, Tenor

NealDavies, Bass


AndrewLumsden, Conductor


Ticket prices: £39.50, £32.50, £24.50, £19.50 (2 for 1 offerapplies) and £12.50 75p booking fee per ticket (£1 if booking by telephone). Booking fees are capped at £5.
Available from The Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275

Tickets on public sale from Monday 9th October

09/12/2017 19:30
A Dickensian Christmas
Retroquire, Winchester Cathedral
Saturday 16th December, 7.30pm

Following last year's success, The Sound Ensemble return to present their dramatised interpretation of Dicken's A Christmas Carol, interspersed with music and carols.

Tickets £22 Adults, £20 Senior and £17 Students & Children under 17 (+ .75p booking fee)
Available from the Cathedral Box Office - 01962 857275
16/12/2017 19:30