Take part in creating a giant art installation to be suspended from the Cathedral roof during the Christmas period. Contribute by making your own lantern inscribed with your personal message or prayer to loved ones or those you may care most about. All lanterns will be joined together to create this wonderful and illuminated project that will be available for all those visiting the Cathedral to see throughout Christmas. Why not make your lantern and come and see it in situ throughout December once the Cathedral reopens to the public.
Wondering about what to do in the lockdown period, and wondering still more about how Christmas will be this year? Then join the Lockdown Poetry Burst! Enter this creative competition for a chance to win prizes.
Get into the festive spirit and explore the Cathedral which is decorated this year with 5 Christmas trees! The biggest of all will be sparkling in the Cathedral nave and is a cherished tradition that’s still going strong, thanks to the Friends who fund it every year. There is a Christmas Tree of Remembrance where you can remember a loved one by adding a message to the tree. Three more trees can be found around the cathedral, each with their own themes: Faith, Hope and Love. Visit soon!
Services and music are at the heart of Christmas at the Cathedral. There are a variety of services to choose from, whether you venture out to enjoy the wonder of midnight mass or gather round at home, light a candle and tune into a live-streamed service. This year we’re also offering Christmas Evensongs in the build up to Christmas which is a service featuring lessons, carols, and prayers for Christmastime. If you’re joining us online from home, you won’t be alone, and will also be warmly welcome to join others afterwards in the zoom fellowship room online to talk with others and make new friends. UPCOMING EVENTS
Delve into the Cathedral Archive and discover how Christmas has been celebrated at the Cathedral over the centuries. This Christmas lecture is online via zoom so that you can join from the comfort of your own home. Taking place on 15th December BOOK TICKETS.
While it wasn’t possible to proceed with the Christmas Market within the Cathedral grounds this year, we’ve taken it online so that you can still shop and support your favourite independent retailers, producers and charities. So grab yourself a mug of mulled wine and shop for unique gifts in the Christmas Market. START SHOPPING
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