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'A Monk's Life' | October Half Term

This October Half Term, Worcester Cathedral presents... 'A Monk's Life' !

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Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 October, 11am – 3pm in the Undercroft Learning Centre.

Join with us to discover and explore the life and times of the monks that lived and worked at Worcester Cathedral in 11th – 16th Century.

Find out about their roles and try your hand at some of their jobs. Learn about the food that they ate and the remedies that they prescribed.

During Anglo-Saxon times, Worcester was one of the most important monastic cathedrals in the country and was home to an order of Benedictine monks. Relics of this monastic life can still be seen in various ruins in the Cathedral grounds, and also in the Cloisters, Garth Garden and Chapter House which are still in use today.

In 1540 Henry VIII dissolved all the monasteries in England, and the Priory of Worcester became a Cathedral, with its last Prior elected as the first Dean.

Admission is free, with donations appreciated to cover the cost of the craft materials. No need to book, just turn up on the day and ask our friendly Visitor Welcome Team to direct you to the Undercroft.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Whilst you are here...

Big Green Eco Family Fair isn't far away

Join us for the second annual Big Green Family Eco Fair here at Worcester Cathedral this October!

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