News    10th December 2023

Here with you this Advent and Christmas

Free Family Fun to Light Up Your Season

Here with you this Advent and Christmas

Bristol Cathedral is delighted to announce an enchanting line-up of Christmas Carol concerts and uplifting services that promise to fill you with the holiday spirit.

Children are at the heart of Christmas and we want to help make your family memories magical this season. Join us to sing your favourite carols at the Family Carol Service and meet Charlie the Donkey or, share the wonder of the Nativity story with your little ones at Toddlers Carols, perfect for little wrigglers! Shoppers’ Carols create a moment of calm in amongst the busyness of the season with a short carol service in the beautiful atmosphere of the Cathedral.  

“We are delighted to be hosting such a wide range of service and events this Christmas and look forward to welcoming people from across the city and beyond. Whether you’re looking to discover the story of Christmas or find peace in a busy world, there’s something for everyone to enjoy”.

 – Frances Bircher, Visitor Experience Director at Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral in its role as the mother Church of the Bristol Diocese will be leading the spiritual events during Advent and Christmas, a very special time in the Christian calendar. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is one of the most-loved traditional Christmas services will take visitors on a journey from God’s creation to the manger in Bethlehem. Everybody is invited to attend the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and the Festal Eucharist for Christmas Day to welcome in the light of Christmas and remember the birth of Jesus Christ.

“Hear our choir sing well-loved favourites and enjoy traditional services including our Family Carol Service, and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. All are welcome!”

– Dr Mandy Ford, Dean of Bristol

Bristol Cathedral is a wonderful place to experience the joy of Christmas and we look forward to welcoming the Bristol community to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the company of family and friends.

Visit our Whats on page for a full list of Christmas services and events!

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