Advent and Christmas is a special time at Winchester Cathedral. We have been welcoming worshippers for over 900 years and our Advent and Christmas services are especially popular.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our Advent and Christmas services. To help you plan your visit we have included our special services below:
Saturday 30 November, 6.30pm ADVENT PROCESSION
A service of seasonal readings and music by candlelight, moving from darkness to light.
Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 December, 3.30pm FAMILY CAROL SERVICE Family-friendly carol services, especially for those visiting Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market. Rest your weary legs and enjoy traditional carols in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave.
Tuesday 17 December, Wednesday 18 December & Friday 20 December, 6.30pm CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICES Wonderful services filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir. The first service is ticketed with priority booking for the Cathedral Community. The second and third services are not ticketed and all are welcome. Each service is followed by a candlelit supper in The Refectory, with tickets available from the Cathedral Box Office closer to the time.
Tuesday 24 December CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES 11.00am & 3.00pm – Dress Up Nativity Services 5.30pm – Carols with Blessing of the Crib 11.30pm – Midnight Eucharist
Wednesday 25 December CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES 8.00am – Holy Communion 10.00am – Festal Mattins 11.15am – Festal Sung Eucharist 3.30pm – Evensong with Procession to the Christmas Tree
We also hold regular services at least three times daily. Please see our service schedule for more information about all services at Winchester Cathedral.
Watch our video for a flavour of what to expect when you join us for our Advent and Christmas services…