Christmas at Wells Cathedral


We’re approaching that wonderful festive time of year that is Christmas; certainly a highlight in the lives of all our choristers as they prepare to sing to thousands of people over the Christmas period. Details of all Cathedral music and services over this important period in the Church’s calendar can be found in the Music and Services List for December here.

Key Cathedral concerts and services are listed below.

Carols by Candlelight Concerts

Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December, 7.00pm

Wonderful feasts of seasonal music and readings sung by the Cathedral Choir in the nave of Wells Cathedral, lit by over 3500 candles. These extreme popular events are almost sold out but you might be lucky enough to get one of the few remaining seats by calling the Cathedral Box Office on 01749 672773.

Wells Cathedral Carol Services

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December, 6.00pm

Wells Cathedral’s carol services, previously named by Classic FM magazine as the ‘Top choice’ in the South West, take place on two days. Both services will start at 6.00pm. There will be plenty of congregational carols, as well as beautiful singing from the Cathedral Choir, and festive readings. There is no entry charge and it is suggested people may wish to arrive early as it is very popular. The doors open at 5.00pm. and we request that you are be seated by 5.40pm.

Eucharist of Christmas Night

Monday 24 December, 11.00pm

Midnight Mass sung by the Cathedral Choir. THIS SERVICE STARTS AT 11PM with Welcome at 10.55pm.

Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) services (the Cathedral is open until 1.00pm):

9.30am: Cathedral Eucharist
11.30am: Choral Matins