Advent and Christmas 2023

'Hear the Angels Sing': Advent and Christmas at Gloucester Cathedral

“We are delighted to invite you to join us as we come together to celebrate the season of Advent and Christmas. From worship and choral music to beautiful decorations and family-friendly activities, there are so many opportunities to come and explore this sacred space. Whether you’re a regular visitor or have never been here before, you are most welcome.

At the centre of all this activity is, of course, the birth of Jesus Christ, the ultimate sign of God’s love for this world. Amidst all the excitement, gift-giving and celebration, let us ‘hear the angels sing’ and share in the peace, joy and love that Christ’s birth brings," The Very Reverend Andrew Zihni, Dean of Gloucester

There's a packed programme of worship, music, family-friendly activities and events taking place at the Cathedral this festive season. Please scroll down this page to find out more, or click on the button below to download our What's On guide:

Advent & Christmas What's On Guide

Support the Cathedral’s musical heritage

It’s almost impossible to imagine Advent and Christmas without the beautiful sound of the Cathedral Choirs filling the building, and without the familiar tunes of our favourite carols. Earlier this year, we launched the In Tune Organ and Music campaign to protect and secure its remarkable musical heritage, whilst breathing new life into its offering to ensure this art form can continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. To find out more about this campaign, including how to support it, please click here.

Special Event
From November 29, 2023 To January 7, 2024
Opening times
November 2023 - January 2024
Other 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

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Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.