Diocese of Portsmouth

Christmas Services | Portsmouth Cathedral


Start date
10 Dec 2022, 11 a.m.
End date
25 Dec 2022, 12:30 p.m.
Location
Portsmouth Cathedral, High St, Portsmouth PO1 2HA
Portsmouth
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All are invited to all to discover or rediscover the good news the Christmas season celebrates, Portsmouth Cathedral will be at the heart of Christmas this festive season. The Cathedral’s choirs will once again be uplifting spirits with joyful music throughout the Christmas period, with services continuing to be safe and comfortable for all to join. Selected services will also be available to stream online, letting you join in the celebration and worship easily from home.

  • Annual Christmas Fair
    December 10th, 11am to 2pm
    Our Annual Community Christmas Fair returns this year with Santa’s Grotto, children’s entertainment, and many stalls including homemade cakes, preserves, flowers and decorations, toys, books and much more!
  • Carols by Candlelight Concert
    December 17th, 7:30pm to 9pm
    Featuring the Renaissance Choir and the Cathedral Choirs, this is a festive evening of traditional carols in aid of the Rowans Hospice.
  • Christingle service
    December 18th, 9.30am-10.30am
    A joyful family celebration reminding us that Jesus is the Light of the World
  • Christmas Carol Services
    December 21st to 24th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Join our traditional Christmas celebration in beautiful candlelight, with special readings and carols sung by the Cathedral Choir. The service on December 21 will be interpreted in British Sign Language.
  • Crib Services
    December 24th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm and 4pm-5pm
    Journey to Bethlehem and experience the magic of Christmas, as we tell the Nativity story with words, actions and music. Come dressed as a Nativity character.
  • Midnight Mass
    December 24th, 11pm to 12:30am
    Welcome in Christmas Day with a traditional Midnight Mass, with music from the Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, accompanied by trumpets and drums.
  • Christmas Day Services
    December 25th, 8am, 9:30am & 11am
    Come together and celebrate at our Christmas Morning services taking place at the Cathedral. The 8am Holy Communion service is followed by a 9.30am #PompeySundays service, and an 11am Christmas Day Eucharist

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St Thomas's Street Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HH

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