This announcement affects the choristers educated at the school and those who worship at the cathedral.
Following a statement from the Church of England at 1330 today, we will be suspending all public worship at the Minster.
To that end, we will stand down choristers from all commitments including morning rehearsals with immediate effect. There is no timescale for this, and we will continue to follow advice from the UK Government and the Church of England. There will be updates as soon as possible.
We will be thinking of everyone through this challenging time, and wishing you well. Services will continue at the Minster in private, during which we will continue to pray for the world. There is talk of live-streaming some or all of these services, and we will let you know more about that in the coming days.