Sunday 29 November

Advent Procession

6.00pm

The Lay Clerks lead us in an online service taking us from darkness to light as we celebrate the biblical figures represented in the advent crown.

Due to present restrictions the service will be be online only and can be viewed on the Cathedral website page here, Facebook page here and YouTube page here

 

Friday 11 December

Choral Evensong to mark the 850th anniversary of St Thomas Becket preaching at St Mary Overie

5.30pm

On 11 December 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket preached at the Priory of St Mary Overie which is now Southwark Cathedral.  This was to be the final sermon he preached in London as he was subsequently martyred in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December.  We will be joined for Choral Evensong by The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby. Archbishop of Canterbury, who will preach at the service.  We will also be joined by the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Robert Willis and representatives from St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Southwark.

To register to attend this service pleasse visit our Eventbrite page here

If you can't join us at the Cathedral then you will be able to view this service on the Cathedral website page here, Facebook page here and YouTube page here

 

Sunday 13 December

Choral Evensong and the Installation of Canon Wendy Robins as Canon Chancellor

3.00pm

Within the context of this Choral Evensong the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, will install Canon Wendy Robins as Canon Chancellor. In recognition of Canon Robins' leadership of the diocesan link with the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe this service will be live-streamed to enable our sisters and brothers in Zimbabwe to join us for the service.

To register to attend this service please visit our Eventbrite page here

If you can't join us at the Cathedral then you will be able to view this service on the Cathedral website page here, Facebook page here and YouTube page here

 

Sunday 13 December

Sankta Lucia Service

7.00pm

In the darkest time of the year, Lucia brings us a message of light and hope.  Welcome to the annual Swedish Carol Service with singers from the Ulrika Eleonora Church Choir bringing traditional Lucia and Christmas carols in the candlelit Cathedral.

Tickets £30.00 - £150.00 available from here

 

Sunday 20 December

Family Service: Getting Ready to Welcome Jesus

12.30pm

Short informal service especially for the younger members of our congregation (we suggest ages 0–11) and their families.  Using interactive storytelling and activities we will explore the Nativity story together.  We have space for 20 families. Please book one ticket for the whole family.

FREE - Please register at the Cathedral Eventbrite page here

 

Sunday 20, Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 December

Southwark Cathedral Carol Services 

6.00pm - 7.00pm

The Cathedral Carol Service is always a highlight of the year.  

This year, despite the restrictions, we will be anticipating Christmas in three wonderful carol services. We aren’t able to join in the singing of the carols but we can listen to the wonderful story of the birth of Jesus and listen to Southwark Cathedral’s wonderful choir.

Please note that you must be seated by 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

Unfortunately due to present social-distancing restrictions only those who have registered will be permitted to attend. If you have registered to attend but your plans change please do let us know so we can offer your seat to someone else.

Please do not just turn up on the evening and expect any seats to be available.  

To register attendance at these services please visit our Eventbrite page here

The first of our three Carol Services on Sunday 20 December will be live streamed. Please join us via our website here, on Facebook here or on YouTube here.

 

 

Thursday 24 December - Christmas Eve 

Come to the Manger

10am - 4pm

Visit the Cathedral with your family and journey to Bethlehem.

Exploring different parts of the Cathedral and getting ready to welcome Jesus, your self-guided journey will end at the crib.

God invites us to come to the manger, the place where all are welcome, to meet the Christ-child and to celebrate his birth.

 

Midnight Mass

8.30pm - 10.00pm

This year in line with restrictions on other gatherings the service will begin at an earlier time than usual.   But the joy of Christmas and the wonder of the good news of the incarnation just as powerful.

Please note that you must be seated by 8.00pm for an 8.30pm start.

Unfortunately due to present social-distancing restrictions only those who have registered will be permitted to attend. If you have registered to attend but your plans change please do let us know so we can offer your seat to someone else.

Please do not just turn up on the evening and expect any seats to be available.

To register attendance at this service please visit our Eventbrite page here

 

Christmas Day

Morning Prayer 

8.30am

As there is no Chistmas without Christ join us for Morning Prayer on Christmas Day. 

If you can't join us at the Cathedral then you will be able to view this service on the Cathedral website page here, Facebook page here and YouTube page here

 

Eucharist

9.00am

For those who like a quieter celebration of Christmas this service will not disappoint.  Join us as we journey to Bethlehem to greet the Christ-child.

This service will take place in the Cathedral and is not online.

 

Choral Eucharist

11.00am

Whilst the turkey is roasting join us for the true highlight of Christmas Day as we celebrate the greatest gift to humankind, Jesus Christ, who we meet in word and music and sacrament.

To register to attend this service please visit our Eventbrite page here

If you can't join us at the Cathedral then you will be able to view this service on the Cathedral website page here, Facebook page here and YouTube page here

Please note that the Cathedral will close after this service and re-open on Boxing Day.