About the Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral has been a site of continuous Christian worship for 1,300 years.  

The Cathedral community has developed a ‘Rule of Life’. At the heart of the Rule of Life is the vision to live ‘in tune with heaven and in touch with daily life’, and it takes inspiration from the Cathedral’s roots as a Benedictine abbey.  

Gloucester Cathedral is: 

  • A place for worship 

  • A place for everyone 

  • A place for mission 

  • A place for welcome 

Chapter have discerned the following top three priorities for the period 2020-2024: 

• To welcome all visitors with joy, ensuring every visit has meaning 

• Deliver our Covid-Recovery Plans and strengthen the Cathedral as a Beacon of Hope across the city, county and diocese 

• Use our assets and partnerships to make a positive contribution to our local community and the planet 

Further information about the ministry of the Cathedral can be found in the Cathedral Profile which has been prepared by Chapter.