Advent & Christmas at Bristol Cathedral  

For the full list of services during Advent and Christmas click here.  

For information about concerts and other events - see What's on

If you are planning a visit click here for details of our opening hours over the festive season as there are some changes to the regular schedule.

Highlights include:

Family Carol Service: Sunday 21 December, 3.30pm - a service aimed at families and children with special guest star 'Charlie the Donkey'. No ticket required.

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: 
Tuesday 23 December, 6.00pm; Wednesday 24 December, 3.30pm - a service of choral music, interspersed with readings and favourite carols. No ticket required - doors open at 5.15 pm. 

Midnight Eucharist: 
Wednesday 24 December, 11.30pm - a candlelit service to mark the birth of Christ. No ticket required - doors open at 10.45 pm

Christmas Festival Eucharist: 
Thursday 25 December, 10,00am - main Eucharist service.
No ticket required - doors open from 9.00 am.  This is a popular service so arrive a bit early to get a seat.  

faith & worship

A daily rhythm of prayer and worship is central to the Cathedral's life, and is an expression of our faith. You are warmly invited to come and join us. Read more.

Fine out more about our work on justice and peaceanti-slavery partnership, food poverty, the green agenda.   

For photographs of Legal Sunday click here.  

For sound footage and photographs of the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit click here.   

For more information and prayers for the plight of Christians in Iraq click here.  

Online Daily Prayers


Music is an integral part of Bristol Cathedral's life and mission. Read more

Watch a video about the Choir's recent tour of Poland here

Our regular services

Morning Prayer

Weekdays 8:30am

Holy Communion
Weekdays 12.30pm

Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer
Weekdays 5.15pm
Saturdays and Sundays 3.30pm

This Sunday
BCP Holy Communion 8.00am
Eucharist 10.00am
Choral Evensong 3.30pm

Please click on the box on the left for the full Christmas service listings.  Please note - between Christmas and New Year the regular service times are different:

Morning prayer - 10 am
Lunchtime Eucharist - 12.30 pm
Evening prayer - 3.30 pm

For our latest newsletter click here.  

If you have a query please ring the Cathedral office on 0117 926 4879.


There are many ways you can support our work. Read more.

visit us

Come and enjoy our shop, cafe and garden.  Read more for the details of our opening times and travel directions.  

Planning to visit during Advent and Christmas? Please note changes to our regular opening hours. Click here for more details.  


We run a creative and exciting programme of events for children of all ages. Read more

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Share your messages for Christmas on the Bristol Community Tree

Decorate Christmas tags and share your Christmas wishes with the community Read more


Upcoming events

WWI Book of Remembrance

Visit our interactive WWI Book of Remembrance. Read more.

To read about our December casualty Robert Miles click here.  

To read the Remembrance list of choristers from Bristol Cathedral Choir School who fell click here.  

the Cathedral

Take a 360° virtual tour of Bristol Cathedral. Visit tour.

Our guides can tell you all our best stories. Read more.

Learn about the history, architecture and art of Bristol Cathedral. Read more.

If you are a foreign visitor and would like to know more about the Cathedral click here for our foreign language guides.