Christmas Services and Events

Throughout December and January
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There is lots to look forward to at Norwich Cathedral this Christmas!

Below are some key highlights:

Tree of Remembrance
Friday 3 December until Sunday 2 January

Remember a loved one by placing a star on our Tree of Remembrance. The tree will be next to the outdoor crib outside the Hostry and people can also write tributes on their stars. Donations will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Christmas Procession with Carols
Wednesday 22 December, 7pm
Thursday 23 December, 7pm
Friday 24 December, 3.30pm
Enjoy the story of Christmas told with carols and readings as the Cathedral Choir moves in procession through the whole Cathedral.

Crib Service
Friday 24 December, 12 noon
Fun for the whole family as the Nativity Story is brought to life. This is an informal service and we invite children to dress as characters from the Nativity story.

Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve, 11.15pm

Celebrate the birth of Jesus in this traditional service that welcomes in Christmas Day.

Family Eucharist of Christmas Day
Saturday 25 December, 10.30am

Come and sing popular carols as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Evening Prayer with Carols for Christmas Day
Saturday 25 December, 3.30pm

A traditional Evensong with carols and procession to the Crib.

New Year's Day Organ Concert
Saturday 1 January, 11am

David Dunnett, Organist of Norwich Cathedral, welcomes in the New Year with a selection of organ favourites.

Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur
Sunday 9 January, 6pm

Assistant Organist George Inscoe performs Messiaen's powerful and atmospheric cycle on the Nativity for organ.

Epiphany Procession
Sunday 16 January, 3.30pm

In this processional service, discover the three great Epiphany events that reveal Jesus as the Son of God.

Britten's A Ceremony of Carols
Sunday 30 January, 6.30pm

The Cathedral choristers, with harp accompaniment, perform Britten's beautiful Ceremony of Carols by candlelight as the Christmas season draws to a close.

All are welcome at Norwich Cathedral's Christmas services. To help people stay safe at our services, the Cathedral's seating capacity will be reduced and once all seats have been taken we regret we will not be able to let others in. We recommend arriving early for services.

Please note that, in line with Government guidelines on Covid-19, it is mandatory for everyone to wear a facemask in the Cathedral unless they are exempt.

Hand sanitiser continues to be available for visitors to use at the Cathedral’s entrances and throughout the building. We encourage people to maintain a safe distance from others when moving around the Cathedral in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Visit Britain and Visit England have awarded Norwich Cathedral with the We’re Good To Go industry standard and consumer mark to reassure visitors that the Cathedral adheres to Government and public health guidance with regard to Covid-19.

Please be aware that the information above may be revised if Government guidelines change with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic.