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Cathedral services for Advent and Christmas 2020

Posted By : Roz Mitchell Tuesday 24th November 2020

We are really looking forward to resuming public worship in Salisbury Cathedral after the current lockdown ends and are pleased to be able confirm our service arrangements for Advent and Christmas. 

Our 2020 services will have to be very different from previous years and capacity will be greatly reduced but we will livestream our main Christmas services so that if you are unable join us in person, you will be able to join our worship wherever you are.

Advance booking for services is essential - a telephone helpline will also be  available for those unable to book online (see booking details below).

The Very Revd. Nicholas Papadopulos, Dean of Salisbury said:

“There is no avoiding the necessity for our Christmas worship in 2020 to be very different from what all of us would expect in normal circumstances. The now-familiar requirements of hygiene and social distancing mean that many may not be able to worship with us in person. I regret this bitterly and ask for your understanding and co-operation as we attempt to be fair to all, and to make it possible for the maximum number of people possible to worship with us safely. We will livestream our principal services, so that if you are unable to secure a seat you can participate in our worship wherever you are.”

 

Salisbury Cathedral’s Christmas services are as follows: 

 

Sunday 29 November

16.30 Choral Evensong for Advent Sunday LIVE STREAMED

 

Tuesday 22 December - all places allocated please join our live stream

19.00 A Service for Christmas with carols sung by the Cathedral Choir LIVE STREAMED

Music:

  1. Howells - A spotless rose
  2. Head - The Little Road to Bethlehem
  3. Rutter - Angels’ Carol

You can view this service here until 22 January 2021.

Wednesday 23 December - all places allocated please join our live stream on 22 December

19.00 A Service for Christmas with carols sung by the Cathedral Choir

Music:

  1. Howells - A spotless rose
  2. Head - The Little Road to Bethlehem
  3. Rutter - Angels’ Carol

 

Thursday 24 December

15.30 A Family Service for Christmas Eve LIVESTREAMED ONLY (filmed around the Christmas Tree and featuring a live donkey)

17.30 Festal Evensong LIVE STREAMED - All places allocated please join our live stream 

23.00 The First Eucharist of Christmas LIVE STREAMED - All places allocated please join our live stream 

 

Friday 25 December

08.30 The Eucharist on Christmas Day (no Choir - this service will be said, with cantor)

11.00 The Eucharist on Christmas Day LIVE STREAMED - All places allocated please join our live stream

15.00 Festal Evensong

BOOKING NOTES:

  • Booking is essential and can be done online. Seats are limited.
  • A helpline is available for those unable to book online: 01722 512156
  • Masks must be worn inside the Cathedral building and worshippers will be socially distanced
  • All services (unless otherwise indicated) feature the Cathedral Choir.
  • The Service for Christmas with Carols sung by the Cathedral Choir on Tuesday 22 December will be recorded and remain on the website for watching later, but all other live streamed services will only be viewable when the service is taking place.

Worshippers are respectfully asked not to book more than one Christmas service to allow others the opportunity to attend a service.

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