Public worship resumed at St George's Cathedral on Wednesday 2 December. This page includes all Mass and Confession times, as well as information on Test and Trace, volunteering and social distancing at the Cathedral.
Update: despite current national restrictions, all scheduled public services are taking place as planned, see schedule below.
Mass & Confession times:
10am Mass (Choir)
12noon Mass (Choir)
2pm Mass (Spanish)
The cathedral will open 30 minutes before Mass begins and close immediately after Mass for cleaning.
Cathedral opens at 7am and closes after Mass for cleaning.
Cathedral opens at 12noon and closes after Mass for cleaning.
Cathedral opens at 9am closes after Mass for cleaning.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday 7pm – 8pm
Due to the latest lockdown restrictions the Sacrament of Confession will be available by appointment only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7928 5256. Please note that the cathedral office is not fully staffed at this time so please leave a message and your call will be returned.
The cathedral will only be open for Mass, and Adoration at the above times.
It is important to reaffirm that, at present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended.
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: email@example.com
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.
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 accommodate a limited number of 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.
Toilets will usually be open when we are open for Mass.
From the 8 August 2020, face masks or coverings (covering the mouth and nose) must be worn at St George's Cathedral, unless you are exempt.