Advent and Christmas at the Cathedral

Christmas is always a busy time in a Cathedral calendar and for Bristol Cathedral, 2015 is no exception. The journey to Christmas will be marked with a variety of different events, services and concerts, all of which celebrate the journey from darkness to light. Some of our highlights are below - click here for the full list of events and services.

Sunday 29 November, Advent Sunday
Advent Procession, 6pm

Friday 18 December
Carols by Candlelight, 7.30pm

Sunday 20 December
Family Carol Service, 3.30pm

Wednesday 23 December
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 6pm

Thursday 24 December, Christmas Eve
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 3.30pm
Midnight Eucharist, 11.30pm

Friday 25 December, Christmas Day
Festival Eucharist, 10am

Wednesday 6 January 2016
Sung Eucharist for Epiphany, 6pm

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.

Prayers for all those caught up in the Paris terror attacks - read more.  

Social Justice

Find out more about our work on justice issuesanti-slavery partnership, food poverty, and faith and sustainability.  

Information about how to support refugees

Online Daily Prayers

cathedral community

Find out more about being part of the Cathedral community. Click here for information on the events below.  Sign up to our monthly e-newsletter.

Community meeting - see the note from the September meeting.  

Open Fellowship discussion group 

The Forum discussion group

Cathedral coffee

Community lunches - all are welcome to these Sunday lunch events

Fabric Projects

Our regular services

Morning Prayer
8.30am Weekdays 

Holy Communion
12.30pm Weekdays 

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

This Sunday
8.00am BCP Holy Communion 
10.00am Eucharist 
3.30pm Choral Evensong
6.00pm Advent Procession

During graduation week (23-27 November) daily services take place in the Sub-croft Chapel.  

The November Music List

This week's News & Notes.

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

visit us

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

Complete our Cathedral Cafe survey.

UWE Graduations will be taking place at the Cathedral from Monday 23 - Friday 27 November. During ceremonies the public are not able to walk around the building. There is also no parking available on site during the week for the Cathedral's volunteers. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our regular services of Morning Prayer, lunchtime Eucharist, and Evening Prayer will take place in the Sub-croft chapel. 


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

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.

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My Prayer

Join your prayers with those every place and every age. Read more


Upcoming events

WWI Book of Remembrance

Visit our interactive WWI Book of Remembrance. Read more.

To read about our November casualty George Duck click here

Moved By Waran exhibition from Glenside Hospital Museum, until the end of 2015.


Do you have a boy in Year 5 who enjoys singing? Read more about joining the Cathedral Choir here.

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

schools & families

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

Collect stamps for your Children's University Passport To Learning here!