Service Listings

Choral services are sung by the Boy Choristers and Lay Clerks unless otherwise indicated

Tuesday, 18th December 2018

O Adonaï

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 11.00 - Ceremony of Remembrance
  • 15.00 - Evening Prayer
  • 18.30 - COMMUNITY CAROL SERVICE

    This service is ticketed, with priority booking for the Cathedral Community. Any remaining tickets will be available via the Cathedral Box Office.

Wednesday, 19th December 2018

O Radix Jesse

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 08.35 - Cathedral Stillness
  • 15.30 - Evening Prayer
  • 18.30 - PUBLIC CAROL SERVICE

    Doors open at 5.20pm for this service sung by the Cathedral Choir. All are welcome - no tickets required.

Thursday, 20th December 2018

O Clavis David

  • 07.05 - Cathedral Stillness
  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 12.00 - Holy Communion
  • 17.30 - Evening Prayer
Friday, 21st December 2018

O Oriens

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 15.30 - Evening Prayer
  • 18.30 - PUBLIC CAROL SERVICE

    Doors open at 5.20pm for this service sung by the Cathedral Choir. All are welcome - no tickets required.

Saturday, 22nd December 2018

O Rex Gentium

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 13.00 - WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL CHAMBER CHOIR ADVENT CONCERT

    One of Winchester's more recent Christmas traditions is the annual Advent concert given by the Cathedral Chamber Choir. This hour of varied music chosen to soothe and inspire is free to attend. A retiring collection will be taken - no tickets required.

  • 17.30 - Evening Prayer
Sunday, 23rd December 2018

The Fourth Sunday of Advent - O Emmanuel

  • 07.35 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 10.00 - SUNG EUCHARIST

    Men's Voices
    President: Canon Nick Fennemore
    Homily: Canon Brian Rees
    Setting: Sheppard Plainsong Mass 'for a meane'
    Voluntary: Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645
    Coffee will be served in the South Aisle after this service - all are welcome

  • 15.30 - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: A CEREMONY OF CAROLS

    The Cathedral's Boy and Girl Choristers join with harpist Anne Denholm, official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, for this free performance of Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.  A retiring collection will be taken - no tickets required.

  • 16.30 - Evening Prayer
Monday, 24th December 2018

CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 11.00 - Nativity Service

    Children are encouraged to dress as characters from the Christmas story and, for those that wish, join together at the front of the Nave during this service. A collection will be taken for the Children’s Society.

  • 15.00 - Nativity Service

    Children are encouraged to dress as characters from the Christmas story and, for those that wish, join together at the front of the Nave during this service. A collection will be taken for the Children’s Society.

  • 17.30 - CAROLS AND BLESSING OF THE CRIB

    Boys' Voices
    Magnificat: Moore Second Service
    Carols: Reger Maria Wiegenlied and Trad Rocking Carol
    Voluntary: Daquin Noël X

  • 23.30 - MIDNIGHT EUCHARIST

    Senior and Former Girl Choristers with Lay Clerks
    President: The Bishop of Winchester
    Introit: Grüber Stille nacht
    Setting: Dove Missa brevis
    Communion Carol: Williams Queen Elizabeth's Winchester Carol
    Voluntary: Widor Toccata (Symphony 5)

Tuesday, 25th December 2018

CHRISTMAS DAY

  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 10.00 - MATTINS

    Boy and Girl Choristers with Lay Clerks
    Responses: Rose
    Te Deum: Stanford in B flat
    Anthem: arr Carter A maiden most gentle
    Sermon: The Bishop of Winchester
    Voluntary: Edmundson Toccata on 'Vom Himmel hoch'

  • 11.15 - SUNG EUCHARIST

    President & Homily: The Dean
    Setting: Mozart Missa brevis in D K294
    Communion Carols: arr Wilberg Still, still, still
    arr Grüber Stille nacht
    Voluntary: Messiaen Dieu parmi nous

  • 15.30 - EVENSONG and Procession to the Christmas Tree

    Responses: Rose
    Canticles: Dyson in D
    Anthem: Lauridsen O magnum mysterium
    Carol at the Tree: O little one sweet
    Voluntary: Dubois Toccata

Wednesday, 26th December 2018

Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr

  • - The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 08.30 - 17.00. All services are said. -
  • 10.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 10.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Thursday, 27th December 2018

John, Apostle and Evangelist

  • - The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 08.30 - 17.00. All services are said. -
  • 09.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 09.30 - Holy Communion
  • 12.00 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Friday, 28th December 2018

The Holy Innocents

  • - The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 08.30 - 17.00. All services are said. -
  • 09.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 09.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Saturday, 29th December 2018

Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170

  • - The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 08.30 - 17.00. All services are said. -
  • 09.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 09.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Sunday, 30th December 2018

  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 08.45 - Morning Prayer
  • 10.00 - CONGREGATIONAL EUCHARIST

    President & Homily: Canon Mark Collinson

  • 15.30 - Evening Prayer
Monday, 31st December 2018

  • - The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 08.30 - 17.00. All services are said. -
  • 09.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 09.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer