Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire

Worcester Cathedral is located in the city of Worcester in the county of Worcestershire. It is the seat of the Diocese of Worcester.
Alternative names: Worcester Christ and Blessed Virgin Mary, Worcester St Mary
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1693
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1702

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Cathedral – Worcester Places of Worship Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Diocese of Worcester

Lord Bishop of Worcester –The Right Rev. Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Briggs, D.D. Residence – Hartlebury Castle, near Kidderminster.
Archdeacons. – The Ven. William Walters, M.A., of Worcester Archdeaconry; The Ven. William Bree, D.D., of Coventry Archdeaconry.
Chancellor. – The Worshipful John S. Dugdale, M.A., K.C.
Diocesan Registrar. – J. H. Hooper, M.A., N.P.
Secretary to the Bishop. – J. H. Hooper, M.A.
Principal Surrogate. – Rev. Richard Thursfield, M.A.
Junior Surrogate. – Rev. H. H. Woodward, M.A., MUS. BAC.
Diocesan Surveyors. – A. Hill Parker, F.R.I.B.A., Architect, and Edward Mansell, Architect and Surveyor.

Places of Worship

The Cathedral

On Sundays the Early Celebration of Holy Communion is at 8 a.m.; Matins with Sermon at 10.30 a.m.; Choral Celebration of Holy Communion at 11.30 a.m.; Litany, followed by the Children’s Service at 3 p.m.; Evensong in the Choir at 4 p.m.; Evensong with Sermon in the Nave at 6.30 p.m.
On Week-days the Early Celebration of Holy Communion is at 8 a.m.; Matins at 10.15; Evensong at 4.15.
The Cathedral is open to the Public daily from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Summer, and 4 p.m. during the winter.


The Very Rev. Robert William Forest, D.D.


Rev. William John Knox Little, M.A.
Rev. Thomas Legh Claughton, M.A.
Rev. Thomas Teignmouth Shore, M.A.
Rev. James Maurice Wilson, D.D.

Honary Canons

Rev. J. R. T. Eaton, M.A.
Rev. H. G. Pepys, M.A.
Rev. C. A. Dickins, M.A.
Rev. H. W. Coventry, M.A.
Rev. the Hon. Henry Douglas, M.A.
Rev. J. T. Thorn, M.A.
Rev. W. Eliot, M.A.
Rev. E. A. Waller, M.A.
Rev. E. J. Houghton, M.A.
Rev. F. M. Beaumont, M.A.
Rev. E. H. Perowne, D.D.
Rev. A. S. Porter, M.A., F.S.A.
Rev. Francis Gell, M.A.
Rev. R. Thurston Rivington, M.A.
Rev. T. A. Blyth, D.D.
Rev. W. R. Carr, M.A.
Rev. William Flory
Rev. Raymond P. Pelly, M.A.
Rev. Robert Rashleigh Duke, M.A.
Rev. D. Robertson, M.A.
Rev. J. H. Greig, M.A.

Minor Canons

Rev. H. H. Woodward, M.A., MUS. BAC.
Rev. C. T. Powell, M.A.
Rev. H. S. Chignell, B.A.
Rev. A. A. Phelips, M.A.
Precentor – Rev. H. M. Woodward, M.A., MUS. BAC.
Sacrist – Rev. Charles T. Powell, M.A.
Chapter Clerk – J. H. Hooper, M.A.
Head Master of the King’s School – Rev. W. Haighton Chappel, M.A.
Librarian – Rev. H. S. Chignell, B.A.
Organist – Ivor A. Atkins, MUS. BAC. (Oxon), F.R.C.O.
Custos – John Hammerton
Source: Littlebury’s Directory of Worcester & District. Tenth Edition. Printed and Published by Littlebury & Company, The Worcester Press, Worcester. 1905.

Worcester Cathedral Registers

The register of Worcester Cathederal, 1693-1811 – Archive.org


Worcester Cathedral Registers 1800 to 1812
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1789 to 1800
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1777 to 1789
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1768 to 1776
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1758 to 1768
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1753 to 1757
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1752 to 1753
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1750 to 1752
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1745 to 1750
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1744 to 1745
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1743
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1742
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1741
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1740
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1739
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1738
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1737
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1736
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1735
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1734
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1733
Worcester Cathedral Registers 1732


County: Worcestershire
Civil Registration District: Worcester
Probate Court: Court of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester
Diocese: Worcester
Rural Deanery: Not Applicable
Poor Law Union: Worcester
Hundred: Worcester Borough
Province: Canterbury