Digital Advent Calendar 2021

Gloucester Cathedral’s Digital Advent Calendar 2021

Our digital Advent calendar is returning for 2021, and this year we’re delighted to have partnered with Gloucestershire’s Poet Laureate, Ziggy Dicks, to create 25 short poems that capture the themes at the heart of Christmas.

Starting from Wednesday 1 December and finishing on Christmas Day, we’ll share a video of one of these poems being read by a member of the Gloucester Cathedral community. You can expect to see plenty of familiar faces, as well as some new ones, and each video will be filmed from a different location within the Cathedral to show you as much of this magnificent space as possible

Ziggy has skilfully created poems that we hope will appeal to everyone, and we also hope that they might inspire you to come and explore your Cathedral this Christmas.

You’ll be able to find our daily Advent calendar videos on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and on this page.


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Day 23
Emily MacKenzie, Chief Operating Officer
Open Day 23

Christmas Day
With The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester
Open Christmas Day

Day 24 (Christmas Eve)
With Archdeacon Hilary Dawson
Open Day 24 (Christmas Eve)

Day 22
Jenny Wornham, The Band of the Gloucestershire Constabulary
Open Day 22

Day 21
Martha, Becky and Emily, Engage
Open Day 21

Day 20
With Owen Gower, Dr Jenner's House
Open Day 20

Day 19
Canon Dr Andrew Braddock
Open Day 19

Day 18
With Liam and Hannah, Stonemasons
Open Day 18

Day 17
Susan, Visitor Welcome Assistant Team
Open Day 17

Day 16
With King's School, Gloucester
Open Day 16

Day 15
With Jennie Watts, GARAS
Open Day 15

Day 14
With Rebecca Clay, Visit Gloucester
Open Day 14

Day 13
With Imam Hassan
Open Day 13

Day 12
With Canon Richard Mitchell
Open Day 12

Day 11
With the Gloucester Cathedral Choristers
Open Day 11

Day 10
With Kingsholm School
Open Day 10

Day 9
With Emily Gibbon, Gloucester BID
Open Day 9

Day 8
With Rob Ingram, Friends of Gloucester Cathedral
Open Day 8

Day 7
With Andrew, Philippa (The Monk's Kitchen) and Kerry (Cathedral Gift Shop)
Open Day 7

Day 6
With Kevin Howie, Gloucester City Mission
Open Day 6

Day 5
With Canon Celia Thomson
Open Day 5

Day 4
With Carolyn and Shirley, Volunteer Guides
Open Day 4

Day 3
With Camille Cowe, Everyman Theatre
Open Day 3

Day 2
Longfield Community Hospice Care
Open Day 2

Day 1
With Dean Stephen Lake
Open Day 1

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