ST DAVIDS CATHEDRAL IS OPEN FOR SERVICES, PRAYER AND PRIVATE REFLECTION ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
WE ARE NOT OPEN FOR GENERAL VISITING, in line with Welsh Government regulations
THE CATHEDRAL IS CLOSED ALL DAY ON SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER

We are open Mon-Sat for daily worship, and for prayer and reflection: 10am - 3pm, and Sun:  for services only. Some services are available via Facebook and Youtube.
Find out more about our opening arrangements and public worship schedule (including midweek Choral Evensong on certain days)
Everyone entering the Cathedral (including for services) must wear face-masks, unless exempt

Helping you to feel safe

Throughout history, Cathedrals have been a sacred space, of healing and solace. They have offered a haven for prayer, for reflection, for remembering, for commemoration and for celebration. Here in St Davids, people have felt the nearness of God, and the touch of God’s compassionate love, in their joys and in their sorrows, for over 14 centuries.

The Dean and Chapter of St Davids Cathedral are again open for Sunday Choral Eucharist and Sunday Evensong, as well as Choral Evensong on most Thursdays and Fridays and alternate Mondays. We are now only open for prayer and private reflection from Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm.  We look forward to welcoming you, and pray that here you may find God’s comfort, strength, and all else that you need during these continuing challenging times. May he answer your prayers for yourself, for those you care for, and for all that is on your heart and mind.

Opening times

St Davids Cathedral is open only for prayer and private reflection and those attending services at the following times:

  • Prayer and Private Reflection:
    Mon-Sat: 10am - 3pm
    Sun: only for scheduled services
  • Services:
    Alternate Mon: 6pm -  Choral Evensong
    Thurs and Fri: 6pm - Choral Evensong

    Sun: 11.15am - Choral Eucharist
    Sun: 4pm - Choral Evensong
    Please check for changes on our Advent and Christmas schedule

The wearing of face-masks in the Cathedral is now compulsory.

The Cathedral is NOT open for visiting. Only the Nave can be accessed for prayer and private reflection. 
The Refectory is closed. 
Research and other queries for the Library can be sent to library@stdavidscathedral.org.uk.

For those attending our Sunday Services, please see the following additional information:

 

To help you feel safe the Cathedral has provided:

 


Clear signage through the Cathedral, to guide your time here

Clear Signage throughout


Hand sanitiser stations on entry and exit

Hand Sanitizer


A member of staff to greet you on arrival, to answer any questions, and, if required, to remind people to respect the measures that help keep everyone safe

Welcome Desk


Pews and other seating socially distanced, in the nave, so you can safely sit at peace for as long as you wish


 

A safe method of being able to light candles, should you wish to, with extra stands to avoid any congestion

Light candle safely


Contactless donation points, as well as donation boxes. 
You can also donate via our JustGiving page.


A regular cleaning system for surfaces that may be touched

 


If you are coming into the Cathedral, we ask that you:

  • Follow directions on signage and from our staff
  • Respect social distancing,  between individuals, or household groups
  • Use the hand sanitisers on entry and exit
  • Try not to touch surfaces
  • Follow the guidelines when lighting candles
  • Do not enter the Cathedral if you have Covid-19 symptoms
  • Enjoy being able to come for private prayer to your Cathedral

 

Respect The Rules – Protect Each Other – Enjoy Your Visit


The Dean of St Davids, the Very Revd Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, said ‘Many of us have been longing to return to the Cathedral over recent weeks. We know that Jesus Christ – known as “Emmanuel”, which means “God with us” – meets us wherever we happen to be, and has walked with us in all that we have been facing. But somehow, this place soaked in centuries of prayer, has a capacity to amplify to us that sense of the presence of the God who is love. And so I know I shall not be alone, in experiencing a sense of relief at returning to the Cathedral. Here I can just sit, and know myself held in the loving gaze of the God who shares in the human condition. This is the place to let down our guard, and lay down the burden of the strains and stresses we have borne, and feel the compassionate touch of Jesus Christ, who understands, and who prays for us and with us. Here we can receive his gift of the peace that the world cannot give, the peace that passes all understanding, where our spirits find rest, and our souls taste our eternal home. It is my great joy to welcome you back.’

We await further decisions from the Welsh Government before we are able to reopen for public worship or for tourism visiting. More information, see the Church in Wales’ COVID-19 guidance.