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Christmas at Hereford Cathedral

An up to date list of planned services and events for Hereford Cathedral over the Christmas period this year, please check the website for latest updates and to book tickets. For more information please contact 01432 374212 or visit

Christmas Sparkle Organ Concert

Saturday 2 December 1.15 pm

Lunchtime organ recital of Advent and Christmas favourites given by Peter Dyke, with large screen projection.

Admission is free with a retiring collection in support of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust.


Advent Carol Service

Sunday 3 December 3:30pm

Everyone is invited and free to attend


Family Find The Angel Trail

Monday 11 December – Monday 8 January

Find the heavenly host of angels that are visiting the cathedral. Answer the questions as you go around, take the highlighted letters from your answers and you will be able make a festive word at the end of the trail! Once you’ve found the answer, take your sheet to the Cathedral Shop or Welcome Desk to claim your sticker!


Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music By Candlelight

Wednesday 6 December 7.30 pm

These popular concerts seek out the heart of Christmas. A seamless blend of seasonal favourites, little-known gems and inspiring new music create a deeply atmospheric celebration of this most wonderful time of the year.


Hereford Choral Society: Handel’s Messiah

Saturday 9 December 7.30 pm

A special candlelit performance by Hereford Choral Society with Marches Baroque.


St Michael’s Hospice ‘Light Up A Life’ Service

Sunday 10 December 5 pm

Everyone is invited. Please visit st-michaels-hospice.org.uk for more information.


ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Christmas Concert

Wednesday 13 December 7 pm

ABF’s annual Christmas concert returns in all its glory, with school choirs and bands.

Tickets available from the Cathedral Shop, Tel 01432 374 210 and The Courtyard Box Office www.courtyard.org.uk/abf.


Hereford Cathedral Christmas Fair

Saturday 16 December 9.30 am – 4 pm

Annual Christmas Fair with over forty stalls selling a range of festive produce.

Admission free with a collection to support the work of Hereford Cathedral.


Christmas Lego Club

Wednesday 20 December 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Test your skills at creating crazy constructions with a Christmas twist with Lego! Enjoy this freestyle Lego session in the South Transept with thousands of bricks and hundreds of mini figures, learn building techniques and make new friends. Spaces are free but limited, booking essential via the cathedral website.


Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 December 7pm

Everyone is invited to the Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols. Admission by ticket only.


Christingle Nativity Service

Christmas Eve 2 pm

A celebration of Christmas light for children and families, with the telling of the Christmas story and the distribution of Christingles. Admission is free with a retiring collection for The Children’s Society.

Due to its popularity, this year’s service is ticketed to help manage numbers, please book via the cathedral website: www.herefordcathedral.org/events


Christmas Eve Services

Holy Communion 8am

Cathedral Eucharist 10am

Morning Prayer 11:30am

Christingle service as above 2pm

Choral Evensong with the blessing of the crib 5.30pm

Midnight Mass 11pm


Christmas Day Services

Holy Communion with hymns 8 am

Cathedral Eucharist 10 am

Choral Matins 11.30 am


Holy Innocents’ Day

Wednesday 28 December 3.30 pm

A quiet service of remembrance for parents and families who have suffered the loss of a child, whether recently or long ago.


Epiphany Carol Service

Sunday 7 January 2024


Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 27 January 2024

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Fees & Tickets

Free Event

Event Location

Hereford Cathedral, Hereford HR1 2NG

Organiser: Hereford Cathedral

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