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Christmas

Celebrate Christmas 2018 at Your Cathedral

Come and spend some time with us this Christmas at Gloucester Cathedral. Whatever your taste, we have something to suit everyone at this special time of year and things certainly look a little different for this Festive Season.

Click here to download your guide to all our services and events this December

You are warmly invited to experience the joy and beauty of Christmas services in the glorious surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral

Sunday 18 November
'The Snow Queen' Lantern Parade
5.00pm Service to celebrate the switching on of the Christmas Lights

Saturday 1 December 
11.00am Coffee Concert - Cathedral Boy & Girl Choristers and Cathedral Junior Choir

Sunday 2 December
6.00pm
 Advent Carol Service by Candlelight

Saturday 8 December
11.00am-4.00pm 'Carols on the Hour' sung by Choirs of the Cathedral
10.00am-4.00pm Christmas Market in the Cloisters

Sunday 9 December
4.15pm
 Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols' sung by the Cathedral Choristers

Saturday 15 December
11.00am-4.00pm
'Carols on the Hour' sung by Adult Choirs

Sunday 16 December
6.00pm 
Messiaen's 'La Nativité du Seigneur' - Jonathan Hope

Saturday 22 December
4.00pm 
Nativity Play Performance - Gloucester Cathedral Junior Choir

Sunday 23 December
10.15am
Eucharist with Hymns
12.00mnoon Nativity Play Performance - Gloucester Cathedral Junior Choir
3.00pm Family Crib Service with Lighting of the Christmas Trees
6.00pm Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Eve
3.00pm Family Crib Service with Lighting of the Christmas Trees
6.00pm Christmas Carol Service
11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
8.00am Holy Communion (said)
10.15am Sung Eucharist
4.00pm Evening Prayer (said)

St Stephen's Day (Boxing Day)
8.30am Morning Prayer
9.00am Holy Communion 
3.00pm Carols for All (GCS)
4.30pm Evening Prayer (said)

For regular daily services please see our Worship Page

All are welcome to join us as we mark the beginning of the new Christian year with our annual Advent Carol Service by Candlelight, a dramatic and majestic service that, for many, is when the true countdown to Christmas begins. 

 



Saturday 1 December 
11.00am
Coffee Concert - Cathedral Boy & Girl Choristers and Cathedral Junior Choir

Come and enjoy the beautiful sound of the Cathedral's younger singers, a wonderful way to spend an hour away from all the hustle and bustle.....

 

 

Of course it just wouldn't be December without our hugely popular 'Carols on the Hour and Christmas Market'. Join us on Saturday 8 December to hear the Choirs of the Cathedral singing bite sized bursts of Festive praise and enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping at our Christmas Market in the beautiful surrounding of the Cathedral Cloisters. Don't forget to visit The Monk's Kitchen and Chapter House for some tasty Christmas treats too or our new Gift Shop for some beautiful gifts, cards, candles and more...

Due to popular demand 'Carols on the Hour' is repeated on Saturday 15 December sung by Adult Choirs.

 

Throughout December you can choose from numerous carol services, concerts, children and family activities or simply come and spend some quiet, reflective time with us. Whatever it is you want to do, you are warmly welcome to do so in your Cathedral.

All at Gloucester Cathedral wish you a Happy Christmas

and a Peaceful New Year