Guided tours of the Cathedral
The volunteer Friends of the Cathedral are on hand to welcome visitors and show them various interesting aspects of the Cathedral – its history, its adornments. photographs and furnishings as well as a few unusual historic artefacts, many of which are inextricably linked to the history of George.
It is suggested that visitors allow about three quarters of an hour for their visit so that they will have sufficient time to enjoy and appreciate all that the historic Cathedral offers and displays.
The Cathedral is open to visitors as follows:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: from 10:00 until 12 noon
Wednesday: from 10:00 until 12:45
Thursday: from 11:00 until 12:45
The Cathedral also encourages visitors and parishioners to spend a time of quiet contemplation, reflection and prayer either in the Nave or in the Lady Chapel. Candles which can be lit in memory of departed loved ones or for any other reason are available in the Lady Chapel for a small discretionary donation.
On arrival, visitors are given an explanatory brochure which details a brief history of the Cathedral and provides a guide for walking around the Cathedral to view its many features. They are also given a leaflet explaining the symbolism and features of the Hanging Cross. There is no charge for the brochures but visitors are encouraged to leave a discretionary donation as they leave towards the costs of maintenance of the Cathedral. We also encourage our many visitors to sign the Visitors Book as a record of their visit.
Arrangements can be made through the Parish Office (tel: 044 873 3239 between 08:00 and 13:00 on weekdays) or at the George Tourism Information Bureau in York Street for guided tours of the Cathedral outside of the normal opening times.