The Southern Cathedrals Festival brings together the renowned choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester, offering sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard.

This year, going into its 7th decade, the long-standing choral tradition has undergone a digital transformation with the Festival set to premiere online for the first time ever. Alongside this, a series of short films will launch which tell the story of SCF and also capture an exclusive look at the life of contemporary choristers. 

On Saturday 17th July, two in-person services will be taking place at the Cathedral, 11am Festival Eucharist and 3.30pm Evensong, which are available to book on the Winchester Cathedral Box Office. Reserve your tickets here.

The festival has a special place in the artistic life of the south of England, and is much admired at national level, continuing to celebrate the friendship between the three Cathedrals, and hundreds of people involved.

Full details of the performances, as well as background information on the themes of this year’s Festival will be made available shortly. 

 

Parking 

We regret that there is no public parking available in the Cathedral Close, however there are a number of public car parks available only a short walk from the Cathedral.

Those requiring disabled parking access are asked to contact Bruce Winton, Operations Manager, via email at bruce.winton@winchester-cathedral.org.uk.  

 

Covid Protocol 

Facemasks will need to be worn throughout all services, except when receiving communion, which will be in one kind. Hand sanitiser is available by all entry/exit doors. 

 

Hospitality

Due to current restrictions, the Festival is unable to offer any formal hospitality however, the Cathedral Cafe will be open for food and drink during breaks throughout both days.

 

Safeguarding

Please familiarise yourself with the relevant Safeguarding standards via the documents below:

SCF 2017 SUMMARY OF SAFEGUARDING STANDARDS for CATHEDRAL STAFF, MUSICIANS AND CLERGY

SCF 2017 SUMMARY OF SAFEGUARDING STANDARDS FOR VOLUNTEERS