Celebrate Christmas at Norwich Cathedral

1 December 2019 until 19 January 2020
Advent Opening Evening

From Christmas concerts and services to a festive fayre, there are lots of different ways to enjoy the most magical time of the year at Norwich Cathedral.

The festivities will begin on Sunday 1 December with our Candlelit Advent Procession and there are lots more events to enjoy throughout December.

For Norwich Cathedral's Christmas brochure click here: Norwich Cathedral Christmas Brochure 2019


Advent Open Evening - Thursday 5 December, 6.30pm-9pm
There will be a short service featuring farm animals to bless the outdoor crib, carols with the Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir, the opportunity to walk our candlelit labyrinth, guided tours, Christmas stalls, and children's activities.
Free entry.

Norfolk Christmas Fayre - Friday 6 December, 10am-9pm and Saturday 7 December 10am-5pm
Norwich Cathedral has joined forces with Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association for a Christmas market full of festive food and drink, great gift ideas and more.
Free entry.
Please note stalls in the Nave will be closed on the Friday from 5pm until 7pm for 5.30pm Cathedral service to which all are welcome.

Tree of Remembrance - Thursday 5 December until Sunday 5 January
Remember a loved one by hanging a star on our Tree of Remembrance next to the outdoor crib outside the Hostry.
Donations will go to Priscilla Bacon Hospice.

New Year's Resolutions -  New Year’s Eve, 10am-5pm and New Year’s Day, 12 noon
People are invited to place their New Year's Resolutions in the Crib Scene at the Nave Altar on New Year’s Eve from 10am to 5pm.
At the 12 noon Holy Communion service on New Year's Day all the resolutions will be offered to God.


Candlelit Advent Procession - Sunday 1 December, 6pm
St Nicholas Day Evensong - Friday 6 December, 5.30pm
Christingle - Saturday 14 December, 3.30pm
Carols and Readings for Christmas - Tuesday 17 December, 7pm
Christmas Procession with Carols - Sunday 22 December, 6pm
Crib Service - Christmas Eve, 12 noon
Christmas Procession with Carols - Christmas Eve, 3.30pm
Midnight Mass - Christmas Eve, 11.15pm
Family Eucharist of Christmas Day - Christmas Day, 10.30am
Festal Evensong, Procession and Carols - Christmas Day, 3.30pm
Epiphany Procession - Sunday 19 January, 3.30pm


Christmas with Norwich Cathedral Choir - Friday 13 December, 7.30pm

Join Norwich Cathedral Choir for a celebration of Christmas music both sacred and secular with carols for choir and audience.
Tickets £12-£20 (£5 for under 18s in the side aisles)
To book, click here or call 01603 630000.

Messiah by Candlelight - Saturday 21 December, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir is joined by Norwich Baroque and soloists for the  ever-popular annual performance of Handel’s much-loved oratorio.
Tickets: £14-£28 (£5 for under 18s in the side aisles)
To book, click here or call 01603 630000.

New Year’s Day Organ Concert - Wednesday 1 January, 11am
Assistant Organist George Inscoe plays a programme of organ favourites.
Free admission, with a retiring collection.

Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur - Sunday 12 January, 6pm
Cathedral Organist David Dunnett gives a liturgical performance of Olivier Messiaen’s evocative meditation on the Nativity for organ solo.
Free admission, with a retiring collection.

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols - Sunday 26 January, 6.30pm
The boy and girl choristers of Norwich Cathedral Choir give a candlelit performance of Britten’s carol sequence, which received its premiere in Norwich in 1942.
Free admission, with a retiring collection.


Whether you are looking for a unique gift or an extra special decoration for your tree, our Cathedral gift shop has all manner of festive delights!
From stocking fillers inspired by our resident feline friend Budge to a special Norwich Cathedral 2019 Christmas bauble, our shop is packed full of perfect presents.
Normal opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9.15am-5pm and Sunday 11.45am-3.30pm.
For mail order details, click here, email giftshop@cathedral.org.uk or call 01603 218323.

For the full list of Norwich Cathedral's Christmas events click here

Picture: Bill Smith