Celebrate Christmas with us online

16 December 2020
Christmas will be different for everyone this year, and while the ongoing pandemic means that less people will be able to join us at Norwich Cathedral for our festive services, the Cathedral team is working hard to ensure that as many of our traditional Christmas services as possible will be available for people to watch online at home.
Carols in the Cloister (c) Bill Smith

Safety remains the number one priority and social distancing measures unfortunately mean numbers are very limited for all of the Cathedral’s special services.

Most of the free tickets to attend these services have now been taken but people without tickets can enjoy a digital window into the Cathedral via the Cathedral website and Norwich Cathedral Services YouTube Channel.

If any tickets are returned to us ahead of a service taking place then these are being made available as soon as possible on Norwich Cathedral’s online booking service. To see the latest availability click here.
If you have a ticket you would like to return, please email reception@cathedral.org.uk
You can also return tickets via the Cathedral's TicketSource page

Below are Norwich Cathedral’s digital highlights for Christmas 2020:

Choral Christmas Digital Advent Calendar
On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram throughout December
Every morning the Cathedral Choir is sharing a new festive recording on the Norwich Cathedral Christmas Playlist.

Christmas in The Close Digital Advent Calendar
On YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram throughout December
Every evening the latest window in The Close to be lit up for Christmas is being revealed in the Christmas in The Close Facebook gallery.

Carols in the Cloister in association with the Eastern Daily Press
A recording of the 3.30pm event on Saturday 19 December is due to be published on the EDP website on the evening of Monday 21 December.
Enjoy a carol singalong full of festive favourites in the stunning surrounds of Norwich Cathedral’s Cloister.

Christmas Procession with Carols
To be live-streamed on YouTube on Sunday 20 December at 3.30pm and 7pm, Tuesday 22 December at 7pm and Thursday 24 December at 3.30pm
Enjoy the story of Christmas told with carols and readings as the Cathedral Choir moves in procession through the whole Cathedral.

The Norfolk Nativity Service
To be published on YouTube on Christmas Eve morning
Look out for some familiar landmarks in this virtual Nativity Service in which members of the Cathedral's Sunday School retell the Christmas Story from places across Norfolk.

Midnight Mass
To be live-streamed on YouTube on Christmas Eve from 11.15pm
Celebrate the birth of Jesus in this traditional service that welcomes in Christmas Day.

Family Eucharist of Christmas Day
To be live-streamed on YouTube Friday 25 December from 10.30am
Celebrate Christmas Day at this special service sung by Norwich Cathedral Choir with music by Mozart and traditional carols.

New Year’s Day Organ Concert
To be live-streamed on YouTube on Friday 1 January at 11am
Join us for a selection of popular and festive organ music to kick off the New Year, including selections from ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ by Tchaikovsky and also works by Dupré and Widor.

The Cathedral will also be open to general visitors every day throughout the festive period, although opening hours vary depending on each day’s service schedule.
Click here for the Cathedral’s visitor opening times during the Christmas holidays.

Our Tree of Remembrance will also be outside the Hostry until Tuesday 5 January and this year’s tree has been very kindly donated by Mrs Charles Cator.
People are invited to email prayers@cathedral.org.uk with the names of those they would like remembered on the Cathedral’s Tree of Remembrance and a member of the Cathedral team will write their names on stars and place them on the tree.

Please note that the format of all of the above service and events may change or be cancelled at short notice if government guidance changes about the Coronavirus pandemic.

Pictured above is Carols in the Cloister.
Picture: Bill Smith