Cathedral Christmas Services and Concerts
The four week season of Advent leading up to Christmas, marks the beginning of the Church’s year. Though Christmas carols are sung at many services through Advent, the season of Christmas itself really begins a few days before Christmas Day when the Cathedral, lit by thousands of candles, celebrates, at two great candlelit gatherings, the coming of the child of Bethlehem.
Thursday 20 & Friday 21 December, 7.00pm in the Nave - Candlelight Christmas Concert with Wells Cathedral Choir. Limited tickets now available. Call Wells Cathedral’s Box Office on 01749 672773
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December, 6.00pm - Cathedral Carol Service. A traditional carol service led by the world-renowned Wells Cathedral Choir, plus Bible readings. These services are not ticketed and are always popular so please arrive in good time and be seated by 5.40pm
Monday 24 December, 2.00pm AND 3.15pm - Crib Service. A very warm welcome to Wells Cathedral’s two crib services, especially to children who are invited to dress as a shepherd, or an angel or a King! Each service will last approximately 30 minutes.
Monday 24 December (Christmas Eve), 11.00pm - Eucharist of Christmas Night
Tuesday 25 December, (Christmas Day) services, (Wells Cathedral open until 1.00pm)
08.00am - Holy Communion
09.30am - Cathedral Eucharist sung by Wells Cathedral Choir. Preacher the Bishop of Bath & Wells
11.30am - Matins sung by Wells Cathedral Choir
3.00pm - Evening Prayer Said in the Vicars' Close Chapel
Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day) services, (Wells Cathedral open 10.00am-4.00pm)
10.00am - Morning Liturgy
3.00pm - Evening Prayer said
Full details on Wells Cathedral Web site: https://www.wellscathedral.org.uk/worship/the-seasons-at-wells-cathedral/christmas/