Get into the Christmas Spirit

Published on: Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:43

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There are plenty of opportunities to get into the Christmas spirit at Lichfield Cathedral as the Festive season approaches.

It all starts with the Advent Carol Services on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2 at 6pm.

These will be beautiful thought-provoking services with readings, carols and hymns that help worshippers begin the Advent journey.

Starting in darkness, the Cathedral is gradually lit by thousands of candles as the first of the Advent Candles is taken in procession through the church.

Then on Friday December 7 there is a unique opportunity to support vulnerable Christians in the Holy Land at our Friends of the Holy Land Carol Service. Singing will be led by the Cathedral Choir. Tickets £10 (includes a programme and light refreshment) available from Friends of the Holy Land. Telephone: 01926 512980

On Sunday December 9 at 4pm is the Christmas Lantern Service. Sung by the Cathedral Choir, this service for people of all ages and will include a Lantern Procession around the Cathedral and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.

Also on Sunday December 9 at 6.30pm is the St Giles Light Up a Life service. This will be a special service outside the cathedral to remember loved ones lost in recent years. It’s a chance to reflect and remember while also viewing the books of remembrance, lighting a candle and sharing in some refreshment.

The ever popular Cathedral Chorus and Salvation Army Christmas Carols will be on Thursday December 13 at 6.30pm. Sing along with your festive favourites and enjoy music and readings to usher in the Christmas spirit. Arrive early to be sure of a seat.

Other popular carol services are the Entrust Carol Concert on Friday December 14 at 7.30pm, Christmas by Candlelight featuring the cathedral choir on Saturday December 15 at 7.30pm and the Emergency Services Carol Service on Sunday December 16 at 6pm.

On Saturday December 22 at 2pm and 3pm, take a break from the Christmas shopping for a short time of peace and reflection with some popular readings and carols at the Shoppers Carol Service.

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