Advent & Christmas 2017

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Temporary closure of Stone and Golden Galleries
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
3:30pm Last entry for sightseeing
4:00pm Evening Prayer

Advent & Christmas 2017

Celebrate the birth of Jesus and a new relationship with God at St Paul's Cathedral this Advent and Christmas. Hear again the message of the angels and, in heart and mind, go to Bethlehem and discover the peace of the Christ Child through the pages of scripture and the carols of the choir.

Breast Cancer Care Carol Concert Tuesday 12 December 7 - 8.15pm
The Breast Cancer Care charity brings its Carols by Candlelight service to St Paul's. With celebrity readers, special choir performances and a generous helping of roasted chestnuts. 
Various prices | Tickets available from Breast Cancer Care. Tickets are not available directly from the Cathedral. 
A Celebration of Christmas Thursday 14 December 6.30 - 8pm
Celebrity readers join the Cathedral Choir and City of London Sinfonia for this popular annual celebration. Music conducted by Andrew Carwood.
For the first time this year, this concert will be ticketed. Tickets will be available via this web page on Wednesday 1 November at 8pm GMT.

There will be a second release of tickets on Friday 1 December. For reminder updates please follow the Cathedral on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Why is this concert being ticketed?

Sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group.
Tickets for this performance have now been fully booked.
As with all concerts, we expect there will be a certain number of those with tickets who do not claim their seats on the night. As such we will be operating a non-ticketed queue.
If those with tickets have not taken their seats 15 minutes before the performance begins, those without tickets will be allowed those seats.
We cannot guarantee any seats to those without tickets.
Those with tickets may also return their tickets before the concert. If this is the case they will automatically become available via Eventbrite.
Family Carol Service Saturday 16 December 11 - 11.45am
Enjoy Christmas favourites in a service lasting 45 minutes. 
Children especially welcome.
FREE | Unticketed
Choral Evensong with the blessing of the crib and lighting of the Christmas trees Sunday 17 December 3.15 - 4.15pm
The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants come to the Cathedral for this special service of Choral Evensong. A percentage of revenue from the Cathedral's Christmas card will go towards supporting the work of the Centre.
FREE | Unticketed
La Nativité du Seigneur     Messiaen Sunday 17 December 6 - 7pm
Messiaen’s organ meditation on the mystery of the birth of Christ, interspersed with readings and prayers. Performed by Simon Johnson.
FREE | Unticketed
Carol Concert for Unicef Tuesday 19 December 7 - 8.15pm
Choral classics and exclusive performances hosted by Kirsty Young. This concert will raise money for the children of Syria, whose childhoods have been shaped by fear and conflict.
Various prices | Tickets available from Unicef. Tickets are not available directly from the Cathedral. 
Ceremony of Carols
Benjamin Britten
Thursday 21 December 5 - 6pm
The ever-popular work for boys' voices and harp, performed by the Choristers of St Paul’s and Sioned Williams. Motets sung by the Vicars Choral and readings for Advent.
FREE | Unticketed
Christmas Carol Service Saturday 23 December
Sunday 24 December
4 - 5pm
As we approach Christmas Day we gather for words and music with the Cathedral Choir.
FREE | Unticketed | Early arrival is recommended
Midnight Eucharist Sunday 24 December 11.30pm - 1am
The First Eucharist of Christmas with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
FREE | Unticketed
CHRISTMAS DAY - Monday 25 December
Holy Communion 8 - 8.30am  
Morning Prayer 8.45 - 9.15am  
Sung Eucharist 11am - 12.30pm  
The principal service of the day with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Festal Evensong 3.15 - 4.15pm  
The traditional choral service with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Evening prayer with Carols Tuesday 26 December
Wednesday 27 December
Thursday 28 December
5 - 5.45pm