Advent & Christmas Services

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Christmas at the Abbey

Information about Westminster Abbey's 2017 Advent & Christmas Services will be made available in September 2017.

The listings below are for 2016 services.

An Advent Liturgy by candlelight
First Sunday of Advent

Location

Westminster Abbey

Date and time

Sunday 27th November, 4.00pm

 

A candlelit service with readings
and music sung by the Choir of
Westminster Abbey

 No tickets required

A Ceremony of Carols
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Location

Westminster Abbey

Date and time

Sunday 18th December, 5.45pm

 

Benjamin Britten's much-loved
sequence of carols performed by the
Choristers of Westminster Abbey

 No tickets required

Service of Lessons and Carols
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Location

St Margaret's Church

Date and time

Sunday 18th December, 6.00pm

 

A traditional service of Lessons and
Carols with St Margaret's Church
Choir

 No tickets required

Service of Lessons and Carols
O Emmanuel

Westminster Abbey

Friday 23rd December, 6.00pm

 

A traditional service of Lessons and 
Carols with the Choir of Westminster
Abbey

 Tickets sold out

Crib Service
Christmas Eve

Westminster Abbey

Saturday 24th December, Noon

 

The Christmas story for families:
all ages are welcome to the
blessing of the crib

 No tickets required

Service of Lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve

Westminster Abbey

Saturday 24th December, 4.00pm

 

A traditional service of Lessons
and Carols with the Choir of
Westminster Abbey

 Tickets sold out

First Eucharist of Christmas
Christmas Eve

St Margaret's Church

Saturday 24th December, 6.00pm

 

The First Eucharist of Christmas sung
by the St Margaret's Church Choir
with congregational carols

 No tickets required

Christmas Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve

Westminster Abbey

Saturday 24th December, 11.30pm

 

Midnight Mass, with the Choir of
Westminster Abbey
.

 Tickets sold out

Holy Communion (BCP)
Christmas Day

Westminster Abbey

Sunday 25th December, 8.00am

 

A Christmas morning service, using
the 1662 Book of Common Prayer,
in traditional language

 No tickets required

Sung Eucharist
Christmas Day

Westminster Abbey

Sunday 25th December, 10.30am

 

The Great Service of Christmas Day
.
.

 No tickets required

Matins
Christmas Day

St Margaret's Church

Sunday 25th December, 11.00am

 

Matins sung by the St Margaret's
Church Choir, with congregational
carols

 No tickets required

Evensong
Christmas Day

Westminster Abbey

Sunday 25th December, 3.00pm

 

A service sung by the Choir of
Westminster Abbey with seasonal
music

 No tickets required

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