Cathedral Church of St. Peter
Mon - Sat 09.00-17.00, Sun 11.15 - 17.00
Exeter city centre
|Sunday||Choral Eucharist 10.00; Evensong 16.00|
|Weekdays||Evensong 17.30: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri (usually sung by one set of choristers together with adults); Wed (usually sung by adults); Sat Evensong 16.00 (usually sung by one set of choristers)|
|Saint's days||Choral Eucharist 17.30|
Entrance: Adults £6.00; Seniors & students £4.00; Groups discounts if booked in advance; Children (within a family group) free of charge
Disabled: The Cathedral (with the exception of the roof space) and the Shop and Café are accessible to disabled visitors. Wheelchairs are available – please book these in advance.
Photography: Included in admission charge
11.00, 12.30 and 14.30 Monday to Saturday (included in admission charge). Call 01392 285983 if making a special journey.
Cathedral refectory, coffee shop style, located in the Cloister Room on the South side of the cathedral, open Monday to Saturday, 09.00 - 16.00
Gift shop in the South Quire Aisle open Monday to Saturday 09.00-17.00, Sunday 11.15-17.00.
In the Café and also located on the South side of the Cloister Garden, accessed by leaving the Cathedral through the South Transept or through the West Door. Limited facilities for diasbled visitors.
Tours & visits 01392 285983
General enquiries 01392 255573
Music & Liturgy 01392 436747
Director of Music
Andrew Millington (since 1999)
The choir consists of boy and girl Choristers, six Lay Vicars and six Choral Scholars (the latter students at the University of Exeter). The Choristers (up to 20 boys and 20 girls) are educated at Exeter Cathedral School, which is located nearby, on Palace Gate. Voice trials for Choristers are held annually in February.
Built by John Loosemore 1665, rebuilt by Henry Willis 1891 and by Harrison & Harrison 1965, 2001 and 2014. Division in the Minstrels’ Gallery added 2002. 4 manuals, 70 stops Pedal 14 stops, Choir 10 stops, Great 14 stops, Swell 14 stops, Solo 10 stops, Minstrel 8 stops www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/worship/liturgy-and-music/exetercathedralorgans.ashx Organ specification http://www.harrisonorgans.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ExeterCathedral-FullSpec.pdf
The Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper (since 2012)
The Right Revd Robert Atwell (since 2014)
Built in the Gothic style, but incorporating some of the previous Norman building begun in 1114, the present cathedral was completed around 1370. Because there is no central tower, Exeter Cathedral has the longest continuous medieval Gothic stone vault in the world, 315 feet. It has also has the oldest set of misericords in England, as well as the oldest and tallest wooden Bishop’s Throne in England. There is much medieval stained glass in the Great East Window.