We warmly welcome you to join us this year for one of our Christmas services. Whether you take part in the Cathedral (restrictions permitting) or online, we hope to be able to provide comfort and joy at the end of this difficult year, as we celebrate the gift of God’s love to the world in Jesus Christ.
The random draw for places at our most popular services (the Cathedral Carol Services on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December, the Eucharist of Christmas Night, and the Cathedral Eucharist on Christmas Day at 10.00am) has now closed and all participants have been contacted. If you entered the draw and have not received the results, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the services below that you are interested in booking. Please note the opening dates for the booking of individual services.
Services will be different this year in some ways from what you may be used to: find out more here.
Booking is also recommended to attend our other Christmas services, which will be operated in the usual way through the website. To be the first to hear when booking opens for each service, please join our mailing list here.
Sunday 6 December – The Second Sunday of Advent
4.00pm Advent Carol Service (booking essential – opens 24 November, maximum capacity 70)
Monday 21 December
7.00pm Cathedral Carol Service Online (available to view until 6 January 2021)
Wednesday 23 December
7.15pm Framework Carol Service Online (available to view until 6 January 2021)
Thursday 24 December – Christmas Eve
1.00pm Crib Service (in the Palace Gardens, booking essential and opens on 14 December, maximum of 40 bookable places)
2.00pm Crib Service (in the Palace Gardens, booking essential and opens on 14 December, maximum of 40 bookable places)
3.30pm Evensong (booking essential, maximum of 70 bookable places)
11.15pm Eucharist of Christmas Night (booking now closed)
Friday 25 December – CHRISTMAS DAY
8.00am Holy Communion (booking possible but not essential, maximum of 70 bookable places)
10.00am Cathedral Eucharist (booking now closed)
10.00am Cathedral Eucharist Online
12 noon Holy Communion (booking possible but not essential, maximum of 70 bookable places)
3.30pm Christmas Evening Prayer (booking possible but not essential, maximum of 70 bookable places)
Wednesday 6 January – THE EPIPHANY
7.00pm Sung Eucharist (booking recommended)
Sunday 10 January – The Baptism of Christ
4.00pm Epiphanytide Carol Service (booking recommended, maximum of 70 bookable places)