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Norwich Cathedral and the Diocese of Norwich

This is your Cathedral. You are always welcome.

Mother Church

Norwich Cathedral is first and foremost the mother church for the Diocese of Norwich and seat of the Bishop of Norwich. The Cathedral supports the Bishop in his mission to make known God's love for the world and plays an integral part in many aspects of his ministry. Key diocesan services, such as confirmations and ordinations, are held here, and the Cathedral Library is closely involved with the diocesan education programme.

Links with parishes across Norfolk

The Dean and Chapter are always keen to pursue ways of welcoming groups from the Diocese of Norwich and supporting parishes in their work.

Representatives from parishes are invited to one of the services on or near the day on which the parish is remembered in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer. If you wish to be present at Cathedral Evensong, please let us know so that we can greet you publicly. At weekday Evensong (normally 5.30pm, but please check the calendar for that day) clergy and readers are also welcome to robe and read a lesson; please contact us in advance so we can settle the arrangements with you.

Parishes are also welcome to bring a specialist group, for example Confirmation candidates. We have some facilities we can offer from our Education Department, and clergy here are available to help in any way we can.

It is also possible for parish groups to make a daytime pilgrimage to the Cathedral during opening hours and celebrate the Eucharist here. We are happy to respond to any requests for space and time for you to worship in your own distinctive way. Please contact our Sacrist, Roger Lee (01603 218325), to discuss your visit.

The Dean and Chapter are also responsible for appointing Vicars and Rectors to a number of parishes in the Diocese of Norwich and beyond.

Links with Deaneries across Norfolk

The Dean of Norwich welcomes evening pilgrimages from Deanery Synods across the Diocese and is delighted to host such visits personally. To arrange a pilgrimage please contact the Dean's Office (01603 218308).

Links with the people of Norfolk

Every year Norwich Cathedral hosts many special services. These can be for groups of people within the Norfolk community, such as Norfolk Constabulary or those who have lost loved ones in road accidents, or to mark occasions of special importance to the people of Norfolk, such as welcoming the Royal Anglian Regiment backfrom Afghanistan.

Norwich Cathedral is delighted to welcome groups of visitors from across Norfolk, whether or not they have a connection with the Church. If you wish to know more, please contact our Receptionist, Susan Brown (01603 218300).

Links with the children of Norfolk

More than 6,000 school pupils and students visit Norwich Cathedral each year. Our Education Department works closely with Norfolk schools and runs fun events for families throughout the year.

Links with the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia

Norwich Cathedral works closely with the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Norwich, most recently in a joint musical outreach programme.

What's On

October '15

A look at literary form in the Bible: products of their age
Tour of Broderers Guild workshop
Veganism: practice, ethics and challenges
An Evening Tour of the Cathedral
Christian perspectives on War
A very English reformation?
Visiting Choir: Singers Inspired
Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

November '15

Girls' Choir celebration
Mission in the 19th and 21st centuries