Gathering of people at Portsmouth Cathedral for its Christmas Carol Services


Join Portsmouth Cathedral for its traditional Christmas celebration, with special readings and carols sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Set amongst beautiful candlelit surroundings, this service is open to all to attend as the cathedral celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. The service on 24 Dec will also include the Blessing of the Crib.

In 2020, many experienced a Christmas where so many of the ways we traditionally mark the season were denied. This year, Portsmouth Cathedral welcomes all to celebrate this extraordinary time of the year, from heart-warming events to traditional carol services.

Booking for services

Portsmouth Cathedral wants to ensure everyone feels as safe and comfortable as possible when joining, so it will once again provide booking for some of its most popular Christmas services. If you’re unable to book, or simply would like to join on the day, a number of spaces will continue to be available on the door.

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Christmas Carol Services


Portsmouth Cathedral, St. Thomas's Street, Old Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2HA
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Opening Times

Christmas Carol Services (21 Dec 2021 - 24 Dec 2021)
Tuesday - Friday18:30

* Wednesday's service will have BSL translation

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St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outsideSt. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral, PortsmouthPortsmouth Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, which covers south-east Hampshire, Portsea Island and the Isle of Wight. It is the base of the Bishop of Portsmouth, and the focal point for many diocese-wide services and events

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