Advent and Christmas Services

This year, we are delighted to be able to welcome you back into our festively decorated Cathedral for a full programme of Advent and Christmas services. Some services (marked **) will be live-streamed on our Facebook video page.

IMPORTANT UPDATE

At Exeter Cathedral, we want to celebrate Christmas and share Christmas joy while helping to keep people safe. So in response to recent news about the Covid Omicron variant, we have now reduced seating in the Cathedral to 50% capacity. This creates more space for physical distancing and less crowding at entrance and exit points.

Advance booking
To help ensure safe physical distancing, you will now need to book advance tickets if you want to attend some of our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. These tickets will be available online from Monday 20 December at 11am.

Friday 17, Monday 20
& Tuesday 21 December

1pm: Lunchtime Carols and Readings for Everyone

Join in some traditional Christmas carol singing. 

No booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

Christmas Eve

12pm: Cathedral Crib Service

Especially suited to children and young families.

Advance booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

Book your place

 

6pm: A Service of Lessons and Carols sung by the Cathedral Choir**

With the ceremony of Bishop John Grandisson.

Advance booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

Book your place

 

11.30pm: Midnight Mass**
Midnight Mass sung by the St Peter’s Singers.

Advance booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

Book your place

Christmas Day

8am: Holy Communion

Said, traditional language.

No booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

 

10am: Choral Eucharist**

Sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Advance booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

Book your place

 

11.45am: Choral Matins**

Sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Advance booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

Book your place

 

4pm: Choral Evensong**

Sung by the Cathedral Choir with carols from the Minstrels’ Gallery.

Advance booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

Book your place

Boxing Day

8am Holy Communion

Said, traditional language.

No booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.

 

10am: Sung Eucharist**

With hymns.

No booking required.

You will need to wear a face covering throughout this event, unless exempt.