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Worship resumes in the Cathedral from Mothering Sunday

We are delighted to confirm that we will reopen for ‘in person’ worship from this Sunday, 14 March (Mothering Sunday). 

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Worship resumes in the Cathedral from Mothering Sunday

Posted By : Roz Mitchell Monday 8th March 2021

We are delighted to confirm that we will reopen for ‘in person’ worship from this Sunday, 14 March (Mothering Sunday).  Alongside daily in-person worship, further services will be live streamed from the Cathedral.

Booking is essential for all ‘in person’ services due to limited capacity and the continued requirement for social distancing. When in the Cathedral masks must always be worn and there will be no congregational singing. Bookings can be made here, and there is a helpline available for those who do not have access to the internet. The Cathedral team can be reached on 01722 512156, Monday - Friday from 09:00 - 17:00.

Salisbury Cathedral suspended ‘in person’ worship in January, supporting government attempts to control the virus and its variants, and protect the National Health.

Speaking about re-opening The Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos said: “We are delighted to be welcoming local worshippers back to Salisbury Cathedral from Mothering Sunday, 14 March. Our pattern of services has been sustained throughout the third lockdown, but these have been livestreamed only: it will be very good to see people offering prayer and worship here once more, as they have done for 800 years. We will continue to maintain high standards in hygiene and social distancing to ensure that worship is as safe as we can make it, and we are very pleased that as Easter approaches our Cathedral’s  doors will be open”.

Canon Anna Macham, Salisbury Cathedral’s Canon Precentor said: “It will be fantastic to welcome worshippers back to the Cathedral after many months, whether regular congregation members or newcomers.  Running services online and in-person is often complex, and a lot of thought and care has gone into our worship provision during this time.  We look forward to welcoming worshippers back to said services, and to continuing to live-stream choral services as per the pattern on our website.  Please make sure you book a seat for in person worship for track and trace purposes.”

Our service schedule for the next three weeks is as follows:

Sundays, from Sunday 14 March:

IN PERSON            08.00     Said Mattins (Book of Common Prayer) in the Trinity Chapel
                                          (bookable/not live-streamed) - please prebook here
                            09.00     Said Eucharist (Common Worship) with Cantor in Nave only
                                         (bookable/not live-streamed) - please prebook here

LIVE STREAMED    11.00     Choral Eucharist (live streamed only)
                            16.30     Choral Evensong (live streamed)

Weekdays and Saturday, from Monday 15 March:

IN PERSON            07.30     Morning Prayer followed by Eucharist in the Trinity Chapel
                                         (bookable/not live-streamed) - please prebook here
                            08.30     Morning Prayer followed by Eucharist on Saturday
                                         (bookable/not live-streamed) - please prebook here

LIVE-STREAMED   17.30     Choral Evensongs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
                                         (live-streamed only – please check here for updates)

 

Arrangements for Holy Week and Easter worship are under consideration will be confirmed soon.