Welcome to Uppsala Cathedral

Foto: Gunilla Leffler

It’s often windy out on the square but inside the cathedral gives you sanctuary from the storms of life, warmth and rest and is a place for people’s faith and life to grow.

We who live in the 21st century are grateful to those who built our cathedral, stonemasons and other craftsmen.

Two stonemasons were once asked a question: What are you doing?
The first said: I’m cutting stone. The other one said: I’m building a cathedral.

Two completely different views of stone, churches and life. Services, concerts, guided tours, conversations, the candles that are lit in the candelabrum – everything that happens here is done to show a context greater than ourselves. We are all stones in God’s great design for a better world.

Welcome in to find inspiration to go out and build where you live.

Annica Anderbrant, Dean of the Cathedral


Uppsala archdiocese celebrates 850 years

Skapad: 2014-07-11 13:30:00

When Uppsala archdiocese was established 850 years ago, the cathedral was situated in Gamla Uppsala – “Old Uppsala”.

The first Archbishop of Sweden, Stefan, was consecrated in 1164. Consequently, the first Swedish dioceses became linked together under one archbishop’s leadership, and Sweden became a separate ecclesiastical province.
Just over a century later, the current cathedral in Uppsala was built.

During the Jubilee year, several events and church services will be held.

June 18 – November 16, an exhibition in Uppsala Cathedral "Heaven is here" – Man and sacred art through a thousand years.

August 23 to 24, Anniversary party in Old Uppsala
August 23, 1 pm: Large outdoor church service with Archbishop Antje Jackelén at the Royal mounds of Old Uppsala.
August 24, 3 pm: Festive service in the church of Old Uppsala.