We are pleased to announce that as of Sunday 5th July, St George’s Cathedral is now open for public Mass. The times of Masses will not be the same as usual so please always refer to this page before travelling.

It is important to reaffirm that, at present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended.

The Bishops’ Conference has issued guidelines which are drawn from the extensive government guidelines issued this week. This means that Mass will be shorter than usual and things will be done a little differently, and outlined in the weekly Newsletter. 

The numbers who are able to attend Mass will be restricted by the need for social distancing. Please follow the requests of the stewards at all times.

These measures have been taken because we know that minimising time in contact with others reduces the risk of transmitting Covid19.

Confessions will now take place in the cathedral at advertised times and will take place in either the Lady Chapel or Martyr’s Chapel. The confessionals will not be in use.

From the 8 August 2020, face masks or coverings (covering the mouth and nose) must be worn at St George's Cathedral.


Track and Trace

To comply with the government's Track and Trace requirements we are obliged to keep a record for 21 days of those who attend Mass.
To enable us to do this please download and print this card and bring the completed card with you. It will be kept securely for 21 days and then destroyed.
One card needs to be completed for each visit by every individual or household group. 

Mass & Confession times from Sunday 5th July 2020


10am Mass
Cathedral opens at 9.30am. The Cathedral closes after Mass for cleaning.

12noon Mass      
Cathedral opens at 11.30am. The Cathedral closes after Mass for cleaning.

2pm Spanish Mass (from 6th September)
Cathedral opens at 1.30pm. The Cathedral closes after Mass for cleaning.

6pm Mass (from 16th August)
Cathedral opens at 5.30pm. The Cathedral closes after Mass for cleaning.

Monday – Friday 

12.30pm Mass    
Confessions from 11.45am – 12.15pm (In the Lady Chapel). Cathedral closes immediately after Mass.


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

At the present time the cathedral will only be open for Mass & Confessions. 



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  


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.