The Cathedral prepares to open its doors to the public for private prayer from 15th June.

We are all delighted that the government has allowed Churches to open for private prayer from this Monday. This is what will happen here at the Cathedral for the time being:

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday:

  • 1130 – 1330
  • 1600 – 1900


  • 1130 – 1600


Entrance from Earlham Road only. There are separate entrances and exits. Please enter by the north porch (disabled entrance through the Narthex). There will be a steward to welcome you, and you can wash with hand sanitiser. Some areas of the Church are not accessible to facilitate more efficient cleaning, and, broadly speaking, a one-way system will be in operation, as we find in the supermarket. If there are large numbers in the Church, the steward will just ask you to wait for a few moment, as we have come to do normally now.

There will be a steward in the Church ensuring cleanliness, and the used surfaces will all be cleaned throughout the day.

The toilets are out of use, and the Narthex is not in use as a meeting place.

A priest should be available during opening hours in the Church itself – please forgive emergency situations if he is not there!

We can visit as individuals or as households, and we invite visitors to distance from one another physically. Please do not do anything to encourage gathering crowds, such as reciting the rosary loudly, although some couples may wish to quietly pray in spoken words together, for example.

Votive candles can be lit, but they must be collected on the way in from the steward.

If you would like to volunteer to help with stewarding the Church, please e-mail Fr Simon