During the coronavirus outbreak, we will use this page to link to any updates from the Cathedral, so that you don't have to search for them in different parts of the website. These are loosely organised into the key areas of the Cathedral's work.

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The Cathedral opened for public worship on Sunday 12 July. Read more

There will continue to be an online service each Sunday, and clergy will continue to observe daily prayers.

You will find details here:

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Our knowledgeable volunteer guides have written twice weekly blog posts, from April to June, about about various aspects of the Cathedal's fascinating history. You can read the blog here: Tales from Tour Guides.

  • Learning some strategies for looking after our mental health during the pandemic can be a great help in these challenging times. There is some helpful guidance from Rehab4Addiction here: Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health.

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The Cathedral is now open to visitors, Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm, and 12.00 noon to 4.00pm on Sundays. Guidance on what to expect is here: Current Visiting Guidelines.

You can also keep in touch with us via our social media:

Facebook: @PeterboroughCathedral
Twitter: @pborocathedral
Instagram: @peterborough_cathedral

You are welcome to take a walk in the Cathedral  grounds too, as long as social distancing is ovserved in accordance with Public Health England's advice.

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Care for the Cathedral community
How you can keep in touch and request prayers or practical help during this period of isolation. This link also includes advice on Mental Health during isolation, and advice for young people from the Children's Society.

You can get in touch with us via this email address:

How you can help those who are homeless in isolation
Specific ways to help those who are in isolation but do not have anyone to provide essential supplies.

Safeguarding and COVID-19
This gives Church and Government advice on Safeguarding in respect of volunteering activities.

Can you help us?

If you are able to, please donate to help your Cathedral to keep helping others
Cathedral appeals for donations.

Media releases and other information

Public worship begins at the Cathedral
From 12 July, the Cathedral will begin to hold pubic worship on Sunday mornings

Cathedral re-opens to visitors
From Saturday 4 July, the Cathedral will re-open to visitors

Cathedral re-opens for private prayer
From Monday 22 June, the Cathedral will re-open for private prayer and reflection

The Dean's Ascensiontide message
So we are in our third month of Lockdown – time has rushed by… and dragged on! 20-05-20

The Dean's Easter message
Glorious weather on the one hand but a world in continuing turmoil ... 12-04-20

A message from the Dean to the Cathedral community
The Dean reflects on the second week of lock-down, 01-04-20

Peterborough Cathedral closes but says 'keep in touch'
Press release, 24-03-20

Staying connnected on Mothering Sunday
News relating to the service on 22-03-20

Cathedral responds to coronairus challenge 
Press release, 17-03-2020

Diocese of Peterborough website coronavirus page

Church of England website coronavirus page

Risk assessment for re-opening the Cathedral to visitors
Risk Assessment for use of the Cathedral Office at Deanery Mews
Risk Assessment for use of the Cathedral Music Department, 28 Minster Precints

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