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Festival Services

Future Festival Services

Below are details of our festival services during 2020, which will be held in line with current government guidance. Please check this page for updates before attending any festival service, as guidance around public worship is subject to change and entry to some services will be by pre-booked ticket only.

Please contact to enquire about holding a service at the Cathedral.


  • Sunday 29 November, 4pm: Advent Carol Service (livestreamed on Facebook only)
    Online service from the Cathedral. The archdeacon of Worcester, the Venerable Robert Jones, will kindly give a short address at the Advent Carol Service.
    You are invited to download the order of service here and sing along with the carols from home.



Free, but pre-booking essential for most services

Our ever-popular services of readings and music are a traditional part of many families’ Christmas. This year we will only be able to welcome around 150 people at a time (roughly a tenth of our usual Christmas congregation). Therefore we will be holding more services, to allow as many people as possible the chance to attend in person. We will also be livestreaming some services on the Cathedral’s Facebook page.

To protect all involved, congregational singing will not be a part of our services this Christmas, but our choirs will perform Christmas music and carols for all to enjoy.

Seating will be limited and admittance to all public services, apart from 8am on Christmas Day and livestreams, will be strictly by pre-booked, ticketed entry only. Tickets are free and will be made available when government guidance is confirmed.

  • Friday 18 December, 5pm: Christmas Service
  • Friday 18 December, 7.30pm: Christmas Service (also live-streamed)
  • Sunday 20 December, 4pm: Christmas Service
  • Sunday 20 December, 6.30pm: Christmas Service (also live-streamed)
  • Monday 21 December, 5pm: Worcester News Christmas Service
  • Monday 21 December, 7.30pm: Worcester News Christmas Service (also live-streamed)
  • Tuesday 22 December, 5pm: Christmas Service
  • Tuesday 22 December, 7.30pm: Christmas Service (also live-streamed: enhanced live-stream)
  • Wednesday 23 December, 5pm: Christmas Service
  • Wednesday 23 December, 7.30pm: Christmas Service (also live-streamed: enhanced live-stream)
  • Thursday 24 December, 3pm: Christmas Service
  • Thursday 24 December, 5.30pm: Christmas Service (also live-streamed)
  • Thursday 24 December, 9pm: Christmas Eucharist
  • Thursday 24 December, 11.30pm: Christmas Eucharist (also live-streamed)
  • Friday 25 December, 8am: Holy Communion (no need to book for this service)
  • Friday 25 December, 10.30am: Christmas Eucharist (also live-streamed)
  • Friday 25 December, 4pm: Christmas Evensong


Remembrance Sunday from Worcester Cathedral

Online-only Service of Remembrance