Reopening News - Derby Cathedral during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Cathedral building is re-opening for individual prayer

Derby Cathedral will be open for individual prayer from Wednesday 8th July 2020.

Initially the Cathedral will open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 11.00 am - 3.00 pm.

Arrangements are in place to ensure that people are safe and have the space they need. Entrance will be by the southwest door (the nearest as you come up Iron Gate) and exit by the northwest door. The main doors will not be in use. The northwest and southwest doors will be staffed so that people should not have trouble using them. Visitors will be asked to use the hand-cleaning gel stations. 

Inside the Cathedral a one-way system will be operating, 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 Worship

Arrangements for public worship in the Cathedral building will be published as soon as possible.

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

Acting Dean

Last updated Sunday 7th June 2020

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