Chelmsford Cathedral is home to a thriving worshipping community of all ages, and a centre of worship for people and communities across Essex and east London.
Worship is at the heart of everything we do here, and you are welcome to join us on Sundays and through the week. Some of our services are great celebrations with many hundreds of people; others are more intimate times of prayer and meditation. Visitors are always welcome – and Christian worship is a powerful way to learn more about the Christian faith and the life of the Christian community.
The cathedral is open every day of the year. Please come in, light a candle, say a prayer simply enjoy the tranquillity of this special place.
|8.00am||Holy Communion: a simple said celebration of about 35 minutes|
|9.30am||Parish Eucharist: a lively celebration for people of all ages lasting about 70 minutes|
|11.15am||Choral Eucharist or Mattins: sung by the cathedral choir about 70 minutes|
Choral Evensong: sung by the cathedral choir lasting about an hour
Weekdays and Saturdays
|7.45am||Morning Prayer: a very simple time of prayer with psalms and readings, lasting about 15 minutes and followed by 15 minutes of silence|
|8.15am||Holy Communion: a simple celebration lasting about 25 minutes|
|10.00am||Holy Communion (Thursday): a simple celebration lasting about 25 minutes|
|12.35pm||Holy Communion (Wednesday): a simple celebration lasting about 25 minutes|
|12.00pm||Midday Prayers and Quiet Hour: an invitation to enjoy the stillness of the cathedral|
|5.15pm||Choral Evensong (term time - except Wednesdays and most Saturdays where it is a said service): a meditative service with beautiful music lasting about 40 minutes|
The Services & Music list contains full details about Cathedral services; click below to download.