For over 900 years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Today Winchester Cathedral welcomes visitors from across the world to share in worship, explore the Cathedral’s history, and to take part in a variety of events.Catherine Ogle Dean of Winchester
Winchester Cathedral is amongst the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Winchester and is the mother church for the ancient Diocese of Winchester. It is run by a dean and chapter, under the Dean of Winchester.
The cathedral as it stands today was built from 1079 to 1532 and is dedicated to numerous saints, most notably Swithun of Winchester. It has a very long and very wide nave in the Perpendicular Gothic style, an Early English retrochoir, and Norman transepts and tower.
Winchester Cathedral Parish Pass
Parish Passes are very popular, so Winchester Cathedral have made it easier for Churchwardens/Incumbents to apply for them – through a downloadable form. Winchester Cathedral Parish Passes are issued to each Benefice within the Diocese of Winchester. Each Incumbent can apply for six passes for their parishes, which can be used by anyone from the congregation.