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Advent and Christmas at Canterbury Cathedral

Advent and Christmas at Canterbury Cathedral

Make your Christmas at Canterbury Cathedral

Carol singing, services, concerts, family days out, unique Christmas gifts, festive lunches and Christmas parties! Whatever you need to make your Christmas, discover it at Canterbury Cathedral.

All are welcome to celebrate with us.

Services and Activities

Bach, Christmas Oratorio
Sat, 20 November 2021,19.30
The Girls and Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir will, be joined by internationally-acclaimed period instrument ensemble, The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen, and a stellar line-up of professional solo singers, to perform J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Parts I-III, VI).
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Family Advent Wreath Workshop
Sat, 27 November 2021, 10.00-14.00
Come along and make your own Advent wreath with The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral. All materials will be provided, including greenery from the Precinct gardens.
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Advent Carol Service
Sun, 28 November 2021, 15.00
Celebrate the start of the Advent season with the Cathedral’s Advent Carol Service.
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Be Still and Know: Advent Quiet Day
Sat, 4 December 2021, 10.00-16.00
Join the Reverend Dr Emma Pennington, Canon Missioner, for an online day of reflection, stillness, and prayer as we prepare for Advent and Christmas.
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St Nicholas Family Service

Sun, 5 December 2021, 17.30
All are welcome to come along to this short family service which will be attended by St Nicholas.
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Choral Evensong with Carols
Sun, 19 December 2021, 17.30
Choral Evensong with carols in place of the usual hymns.
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The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral Carol Service
Tue, 21 December 2021, 19.00
All Friends and their guests are invited to assemble in the Nave where we will enjoy Carols and Readings and the wonderful singing of our Choristers.
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Cathedral Carol Service
Thu, 23 December 2021, 19.30 (doors at 18.00)
Our popular Cathedral Carol Service includes a reading of seven lessons with seasonal music performed by the Cathedral Choir.
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Family Crib Service
Fri, 24 December 2021, 11.00
The Cathedral’s Crib service is held every year and is enjoyed by young and old.
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Cathedral Carol Service
Fri, 24 December 2021, 15.00 (doors 13.30)
Our popular Cathedral Carol Service includes a reading of seven lessons with seasonal music performed by the Cathedral Choir.
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Christingle Family Workshop
Tue, 28 December 2021, 13.00-14.30
Join the Reverend Dr Emma Pennington, Canon Missioner, in a workshop where children will create their own Christingles to take to the Cathedral Christingle Service.
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Christingle Service
Tue, 28 December 2021, 15.00
All are welcome to attend our annual Christingle Service which takes place every December. Find out more...

Martyrdom of St Thomas of Canterbury
Wed, 29 December 2021, 17.30
A special service to commemorate the Martyrdom of St Thomas of Canterbury.
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Epiphany Carol Service
Sun, 9 January 2022, 17.30
All are welcome to attend our annual Epiphany Carol Service, marking the end of the Christmas season. Find out more...

 

In search of the perfect Christmas gift?

Discover hundreds of unique products and special gifts in-store and online with our Cathedral Shop.

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Looking for an exceptional Christmas Lunch or Christmas Party Night?

Within the inspirational grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, the Cathedral Lodge offers superb first class banqueting facilities and is in the ideal location to celebrate Christmas. From only £25 per person, our great value Christmas lunches and Christmas party nights are perfect for large or small groups and a great way to celebrate with your family, friends or colleagues.

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