We are pleased to announce that public worship resumes at St George's Cathedral on Wednesday 2 December. Until then, due to the present government restrictions collective public worship is not permitted but the cathedral is open for personal prayer.


Mass & Confession times from 2nd December 2020


8am Mass
10am Mass (Choir)
12noon Mass (Choir)
2pm Mass (Spanish)
6pm Mass

The cathedral will open 30 minutes before Mass begins and close immediately after Mass for cleaning. 


7.30am Mass 
Cathedral opens at 7.15am and closes after Mass for cleaning.

11.45am – 12.15pm Confessions (In the Lady Chapel)

12.30pm Mass  
Cathedral closes after Mass for cleaning.


9.30am Mass   
10am – 11am Confessions (In the Lady Chapel). 
Cathedral closes at 11am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  

Monday 7pm – 8pm

From Wednesday 2nd December the cathedral will only be open for Mass, Confessions and Adoration at the above times. 


Cathedral Opening Times 5th November to 1st December 2020

Due to the present government restrictions collective public worship is not permitted until 2 December 2020 but the cathedral will be open for personal prayer. 

Monday to Sunday 11.30am until 1.30pm
Monday Evening  7pm until 8pm 

Sunday Mass celebrated by Archbishop John will be live streamed every Sunday morning at 10am on the diocesan YouTube channel. To find the relevant link, find the Sunday Mass from the Services diary.  

It is important to reaffirm that, at present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended.
From the 8 August 2020, face masks or coverings (covering the mouth and nose) must be worn at St George's Cathedral.



We will gradually increase the number of Masses and have the cathedral open for personal prayer but in order to meet current guidelines we need a number of volunteers to assist as stewards when the cathedral is open. 

If you are  a parishioner and would like to volunteer to give some time to be a steward please contact us: info@stgeorges.org.uk


NHS Track and Trace

The government has introduced a new NHS COVID-19 mobile app to help with Test and Trace, which allows you to register your details through scanning an NHS QR code. 

The cathedral’s QR code is displayed on notices in various places around the building for you to use each time you visit us.  These details are securely held for 21 days and then deleted - full details about the app are available at: covid19.nhs.uk

You may however continue to use the paper based system to register your details, a slip is available in the cathedral or you can download and print (PDF). It will be kept securely for 21 days and then destroyed.  One slip needs to be completed for each visit by every individual or household group. 

Registering details is not compulsory for places of worship but everyone is encouraged to register their details in order to help society beat this life-threatening virus. 


Other information

Hand sanitiser will be available to use when you arrive and when you leave. The seating has been changed to enable social distancing so please only sit in allocated places. People from the same household may sit together.

Because of the necessary seating changes, the cathedral capacity has been drastically reduced and we can now only accommodate 185 people at any one time. Should that limit be reached you will be asked to wait outside until a space becomes available.

Please respect two metre social distancing at all times and follow the requests of the stewards and the signage.

We regret that toilet facilities will not be available.