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  • The Winchester Dialogues: Jon Snow
    The Winchester Dialogues: Jon Snow

    Winchester Guildhall

    A series of conversations with leading figures from the Church, the arts and politics, discussing the changing relationships between Church and State and the challenge of faith in the 21st Century.


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April 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Organ recital
    Organ recital

    The first recital to open this year’s organ recital series. Jonathan Hope from Gloucester Cathedral, makes a welcome return to Winchester to perform a wonderfully diverse programme.

  • Mayor's Tour and Tea of Abbey House
    Mayor's Tour and Tea of Abbey House

    Join the Mayor of Winchester for a tour around Abbey House followed by tea. This a Southern Cathedrals Festival fundraising event.

    Abbey House, Winchester

  • The Winchester Dialogues: Jon Snow
    The Winchester Dialogues: Jon Snow

    A series of conversations with leading figures from the Church, the arts and politics, discussing the changing relationships between Church and State and the challenge of faith in the 21st Century.

    Winchester Guildhall

  • Bonnets and Bluebells
    Bonnets and Bluebells

    Enjoy the bluebells, coffee, cake and cream tea at Burley woods. This is a Southern Cathedrals Festival fundraising event.

    Burley Wood, Nr Overton

May 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Lunchtime Concert: Peter Symonds College
    Lunchtime Concert: Peter Symonds College

    Peter Symonds College - Hampshire Specialist Music Course. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Stained Glass Tour and Tea
    Stained Glass Tour and Tea

    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.

  • Plant Sale
    Plant Sale

    Plant sale and coffee in aid of the Friends of Winchester Cathedral.

    Deanery Porch

  • Cake Sale
    Cake Sale

    Purchase delicious homemade cakes with all proceeds raised going towards the Southern Cathedrals Festival.

    The Deanery Porch

  • Spring Party for Christian Aid
    Spring Party for Christian Aid

    Cakes, drinks and entertainment from the University of Winchester in the Cathedral grounds. All proceeds raised will go to Christian Aid.

  • Organ Recital
    Organ Recital

    The Cathedral's Assistant Director of music, George Castle, continues this year’s series with an exciting programme.

  • An evening of
    An evening of "Call My Bluff"

    Come and play "Call my Bluff" With the Chapter Clerics and Musicians, chaired by Andy Lumsden to raise money for the Southern Cathedrals Festival.

    Prior's Hall

  • Organ Recital
    Organ Recital

    The Cathedral’s Organ Scholar, Justin Miller, puts the mighty Father Willis organ through its paces in this evening recital.

  • Musical Tea in Pilgrim's Hall
    Musical Tea in Pilgrim's Hall

    Come and listen to the Pilgrims' School Music Scholars and enjoy the historic surroundings and tea. This is a Southern Cathedrals Festival fundraising event.

    Pilgrim's Hall

  • Organ Recital
    Organ Recital

    The Cathedral’s Director of Music, Andrew Lumsden, puts the mighty Father Willis organ through its paces in this evening recital which celebrates 150 years of the Royal College of Organists.

June 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • The World of Jane Austen Painting Exhibition and Sale
    The World of Jane Austen Painting Exhibition and Sale

    An exhibition and sale of paintings by Caroline Hervey-Bathurst of landscapes, interiors, and seascapes that Jane Austen would have known. All proceeds will go to The Southern Cathedrals Festival which takes place from 16 - 20 July.

    The North Transept

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Dan and Laura Curtis, 'The Great American Song Book'. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake
    Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake

    Join one of our guides as they take you around the Cathedral to discover a variety of works of art and discover why they were installed. After the tour enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Refectory.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Colin Harvey, organ. Admission is free but a retiring collection is taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    The Royal Academy of Music. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Royal College of Music. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

July 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Hampshire Music Service. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    David Price, organ. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Maureen Galea and Michelle Castellitti. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Southern Cathedrals Festival
    Southern Cathedrals Festival

    Cathedral music is truly one of this country’s national treasures. This festival offers sacred, choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard by the cathedral choirs of Winchester, Salisbury and Chichester.

  • Deanery Tours
    Deanery Tours

    Enjoy a guided tour around this beautiful and historic building followed by refreshments. Available only to Southern Cathedral Festival Ticket holders.

    The Deanery

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Joo Yeon Sir, Violin and Irina Andrievsky, Piano. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Rose Trio - Paula Popa, Harp and group. Admission is free but a retiring collection is taken to help defray costs.

August 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Outside Theatre: Macbeth
    Outside Theatre: Macbeth

    Illyria once again take on the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies. The production is performed on a stage closely replicating those of 17th-century touring troupes. Expect a gripping story and dazzling swordplay.

    The Deanery Garden

  • Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake
    Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake

    Join one of our guides as they take you around the Cathedral to discover a variety of works of art and discover why they were installed. After the tour enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Refectory.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Jenny Samuel, soprano and Gillian Butterworth, Piano. Works by Haydn & Mozart. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Helen Birchall, violin and Rosie Richardson, Piano. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Outside Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance
    Outside Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance

    This is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera about Frederick, an apprentice pirate, born on 29th February, who quits the Pirate ship and falls in love with girl on land.

    The Deanery Garden

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Jane Gilbert, flute. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

September 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Albany Piano Trio - Verity Evanson. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • The Sixteen: The Voice of the Turtle Dove
    The Sixteen: The Voice of the Turtle Dove

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Jeffery Williams, organ. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Stained Glass Tour and Tea
    Stained Glass Tour and Tea

    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.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Royal Academy of Music. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Philip Singleton, trumpet. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Royal College of Music. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

October 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake
    Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake

    Join one of our guides as they take you around the Cathedral to discover a variety of works of art and discover why they were installed. After the tour enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Refectory.

  • Hampshire Harvest weekend
    Hampshire Harvest weekend

    A free family event celebrating the County’s food and farming. Includes Hampshire Farmers’ Market, mobile farm, children’s activities, displays, craft demonstrations and a programme of musical entertainment.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    Peter Symonds College. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    The Cathedral Organists, Organ Fun. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • Lunchtime Concert
    Lunchtime Concert

    WASO. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

November 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

  • Christmas Market
    Christmas Market

    Recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, wonderful Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.

December 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

  • Christmas Market
    Christmas Market

    Recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, wonderful Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.

January 2015

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

February 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

March 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.