Exploring the mystery of faith at Norwich Cathedral

As part of our Benedictine Ethos, life at Norwich Cathedral is built on the daily exploration of faith through many kinds of worship.

A tradition dating back to 1096

Every day at Norwich Cathedral we hold Morning Prayer, Holy Communion and Evensong services, at which prayer is offered in differing ways. Quite remarkably, this daily rhythm of worship has been central to life here since 1096. You are able to read more about these services and what they involve by looking in the Services section.

A place to experience other forms of worship

As well as this traditional rhythm of services, the Cathedral is also a space that is used for other forms of prayerful activity.

When visiting many people take the opportunity to light a candle or write a prayer for something or someone that is close to their heart, or simply spend time soaking up the peacefulness that is present in the Cathedral and its surrounding Close.

Other examples include people listening to the sounds of the Norwich Cathedral Choir, which is breathtakingly beautiful amidst the Cathedral’s acoustic, or attending community group activities such as our Tuesday lunchtime Christian Meditation.

A place to explore faith

The very walls of the Cathedral are soaked with prayer. Its sheer size speaks of the glory and the magnificence of God. Here is a thin place where a world beyond this world can be glimpsed.

However this is also a place which is big enough and robust enough to contain our doubts and uncertainties; space where we can lay our anger before God, risk asking the questions we feel others are avoiding.

Some may find certainty here but many are still searching, journeying with uncertainty. Here we can own our full humanity in all its strength and confidence and in all its weakness and vulnerability.

At Norwich Cathedral all are welcome, people of all faiths and no faith. Wherever you are on the spiritual journey, you will find a welcome amidst the fellow seekers of our Cathedral community.

You can read more about Christian beliefs by visiting this page.