Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral will be open for individual prayer from Wednesday 8th July 2020.

Initially the Cathedral will open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 11.00 am - 3.00 pm.

Arrangements are in place to ensure that people are safe and have the space they need. Entrance will be by the northwest door (on the left, by College Place) and exit by the southwest door. The main doors will not be in use. The northwest and southwest doors will be staffed so that people should not have trouble using them. Visitors will be asked to use the hand-cleaning gel stations. 

Inside the Cathedral a one-way system will be operating, making it possible to come in, light a candle, and spend some time in the peace of the Cathedral. In order to help cleaning staff, seating has been kept to a minimum. 

A video will be available soon on the Cathedral's social media showing visitors what to expect. 

Cathedral Worship

Arrangements for public worship in the Cathedral building will be published as soon as possible.

Cathedral worship and prayer continue online. Full details are on the Worship online page, with resources and links for live-streamed services and for prayer at home. A weekly online service will continue after offline worship has resumed in the Cathedral. 

Prayers are being said in the Cathedral every week and streamed on the Cathedral's Facebook page on Friday evenings.  

Please continue to pray for people who are worried, for medical staff, for key workers and for people making hard decisions.

Derby Cathedral have received the 'We're Good to Go' certificate from the National Tourist Board of England. 


Derby Cathedral towers above the city and has the second highest perpendicular church tower in England!

A family of peregrine falcons has nested here for many years and several chicks have been raised. Bird watchers and visitors are kept entertained with regular aerial displays! WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAM HERE

The Cathedral is a fascinating place to visit, you’ll be amazed at how light and airy it is. Discover the awesome tomb of Bess of Hardwick – a creation designed by the powerful lady herself.

The intricate Bakewell Screen is one of the Cathedral’s central features and a whole host of other treasures await discovery.

Listen out for the bells too - they are the oldest set of 10 bells in the world, one of which was cast in 1520, during the reign of Henry VIII, and is still in use almost 500 years later, making it one of the oldest working objects in Derby.

Climb the 189 steps to see spectacular views of Derby and the surrounding 4 counties.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Derby. VisitDerby team are currently connecting with our industry partners to give you the very latest information on their plans for re-opening to help you plan your visit. Please keep visiting the website for updates #KnowBeforeYouGo.