Worship & Music
We welcome everybody, all ages, beliefs and backgrounds, to join us for worship at the Cathedral. We all lead busy, hectic lives, and we'd encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day to be still, reflect, and pray in magnificent surroundings.
We offer a selection of wonderful services including Morning Prayer, Eucharist, Evensong, Evening Prayer, Cathedral Praise, and Choral Eucharist.
To find out what services are coming up, please click here.
The worship of Lichfield Cathedral has been enriched by music for over 700 years. We continue to preserve the great English choral tradition in the regular singing of Choral Evensong and in our Sunday Choral Eucharist. The Cathedral also regularly plays host to a great variety of other musical events featuring both local and national performers.
‘Those who sing pray twice.'
This sentiment from St Augustine of Hippo is at the heart of music in worship, and is often misunderstood as suggesting that singers are somehow holier-than-thou. The true meaning lies in understanding that music itself is a language, but one that deals in aspiration and suggestion in place of simple definition: when singing a text, the meaning of the words is plain for all to understand, but the undefinable meaning of the music enables singer and listener alike to be involved in the inexpressive, incomprehensible wonder that is the praise of God.