The Cathedral building is open to the public and open for services

Because church services are organised events with a risk assessment, they are not affected by the restriction of social gatherings to no more than six people. Please be careful to follow social distancing guidelines if you are visiting the Cathedral or attending a service.

Derby Cathedral is open to the public Wednesday - Saturday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm, and on Sundays for services: the Cathedral Eucharist at 1-.45 am and Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm. 

Arrangements are in place to ensure that people are safe and have the space they need. Visitors will be asked to use the hand-cleaning gel stations and to wear a mask. Temperatures will be checked and contact details will be recorded for Test and Trace. 

Inside the Cathedral a one-way system operates, making it possible to come in, light a candle, and spend some time in the peace of the Cathedral. In order to help cleaning staff, seating has been kept to a minimum. 

A video is available on the Cathedral's Facebook page showing visitors what to expect. 

Cathedral services, summer 2020

Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday at 10.45 am

Book here. The number of places is limited, so if you book and for any reason cannot attend, please cancel. A few places are held to be available at the door. This service is also streamed online.

Choral Evensong, Sunday at 4.00 pm

Evensong is sung by the Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir. There is no need to book for this service. 

Midweek Eucharist, Thursday at 1.00 pm

There is no need to book for this service. This service is not streamed.

Cathedral worship and prayer continue online. Full details are on the Worship online page, with resources and links for live-streamed services and for prayer at home. A weekly online service will continue after offline worship has resumed in the Cathedral. 

Prayers are being said in the Cathedral every week and streamed on the Cathedral's Facebook page on Friday evenings.  

Please continue to pray for people who are worried, for medical staff, for key workers and for people making hard decisions.


“Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” (John 14.27)


Elizabeth Thomson


Last updated Wednesday 9th September 2020

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