Celebrate Christmas at Norwich Cathedral
From Christmas concerts to traditional services, there are lots of different ways to celebrate the most magical time of the year at Norwich Cathedral.
Christingle Saturday 8 December, 3.30pm
Bring the whole family for this traditional service with lots of candles and oranges! The service is in support of The Children’s Society and its work helping vulnerable young people.
Christmas with Norwich Cathedral Choir Friday 14 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. To book, visit www.cathedral.org.uk or call the Theatre Royal box office on 01603 630000.
Carols and Readings for Christmas Sunday 16 December, 3.30pm
A service of readings and popular carols as we prepare for Christmas. Christmas Procession with Carols Sunday 23 December, 6pm Enjoy the story of Christmas told with carols and readings as the Cathedral Choirs move in procession through the whole Cathedral.
Messiah by Candlelight Saturday 22 December, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir is joined by Norwich Baroque for the ever-popular annual performance of Handel’s much-loved oratorio. Ashley Grote Conductor Katy Crompton Soprano Robin Blaze Countertenor Simon Wall Tenor James Newby Bass Tickets: £14-£26. To book, visit www.cathedral.org.uk or call the Theatre Royal box office on 01603 630000.
CHRISTMAS EVE Monday 24 December
Holy Communion, 8am
Crib Service, 12 noon Bring the children along for lots of fun as the Nativity story is brought to life! At this informal service children of all ages are invited to dress as a character from the Nativity story.
Christmas Procession with Carols, 3.30pm Enjoy the story of Christmas told with carols and readings as the Cathedral Choirs move in procession through the whole Cathedral.
Evening Prayer, 5.30pm
Midnight Mass, 11.15pm Come and mark the birth of the Saviour in this traditional service that welcomes in Christmas Day. Please make sure you arrive early for for Midnight Mass.
CHRISTMAS DAY Tuesday 25 December
Celebrate Christmas Day with thanks and praise for God’s gift of his Son – the first and greatest Christmas present.
Holy Communion, 8am A quiet and traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer.
Family Eucharist of Christmas Day, 10.30am All are invited to celebrate together the birth of Jesus. Festal Evensong, Procession and Carols, 3.30pm Traditional Evensong with carols.
Epiphany Procession Sunday 20 January, 3.30pm Discover the three Epiphany events that reveal Jesus as the Son of God in this processional service
?Resolutions Tree New Year’s Eve, 10am-5pm and New Year’s Day, 12 noon
People wanting to turn over a new leaf in 2019 can hang their New Year’s resolutions on the Resolutions Tree on New Year’s Eve from 10am to 5pm. The resolutions will be placed in envelopes to keep them private and members of the Cathedral team will be available to talk and pray with people. There will also be opportunities to light candles. At the 12 noon Holy Communion service on New Year's Day all the resolutions will be offered to God, asking God to bless all who are trying to make a fresh start in 2019.
New Year’s Day Organ Concert Tuesday 1 January, 11am
Cathedral Organist David Dunnett plays a programme of organ favourites to welcome in the New Year! Free admission, with a retiring collection.
Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur Sunday 13 January, 6.30pm
Ashley Grote, the Cathedral’s Master of Music, 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 27 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. Ashley Grote Conductor Daniel de Fry Harp Free admission, with a retiring collection