The Collections
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8:00am Morning Prayer
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
8:30am Eucharist
12:30pm Eucharist
3:30pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:30pm Advent Carol Service


The Cathedral's Object Conservator oversees the conservation of the Cathedral's object collections, through assessing the condition and storage needs of the collection and performing remedial conservation and cleaning of objects when necessary. 

Many items are still actively used in the religious life of the Cathedral while others kept in storage have retired from their original usage. Whatever their material, whether metalwork, stone, paper or textiles all of the collections require appropriate care and attention to ensure their long term use and enjoyment. Ongoing Integrated Pest Management (IPM), day to day environmental monitoring and condition assessments for the overall Conservation Management Plan is an integral part of everyday life at the Cathedral.

Examples of Conservation Projects

  • Condition assessment and cleaning of Wren's Great Model
  • Preparing objects for display 
  • Condition checking loans out

The Cathedral Broderers

The Cathedral’s 14 Broderers are a group of highly skilled embroiderers originally brought together in 2010 for a project to make a new set of vestments to mark the 300th anniversary of the cathedral. Vestments and textiles are central to the working life of the cathedral, their role in the grand ceremonies mean that they are frequently seen not just nationally but internationally and have to be kept looking their best. These volunteers maintain the existing collection and make new vestments as required.  


For conservation enquiries please contact Jonathan Hellyer, Object Conservator  ​0207 246 8361 Follow the Collections
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