The Cathedral is closed on the 21st of June from 1pm onwards due to the Kings School Leavers’ Service

Advent & Christmas Services

Thursday 2nd November 2023 - Sunday 7th January 2024
11:36 (each day)

Full details of all our Advent and Christmas services in 2023


We warmly welcome you and your loved ones to celebrate with us this Advent and Christmas. Whether you are a regular member of congregation or completely new to the experience, we invite you to come as you are and fellowship with us here at Peterborough Cathedral this Christmas.

Carol Services


Advent Carol Service - Sunday 3rd December, 6pm

A special candlelit service of music and readings to mark the start of Advent; a chance to step out of our busy lives as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. Held in Partnership with Kidney Research UK.

NHS Charity Carols - Monday 11th December, 5.30pm

Join staff, patients and families from North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust for a seasonal celebration and thanksgiving for our dedicated healthcare workers.

Carols for the City - Wednesday 13th December, 1pm

Leave the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping behind and join people from across the city for this traditional carol service.

Christingle - Sunday 17th December, 3pm

Carols and activities for all the family as we retell the Christmas story together. Featuring the Cathedral Junior Choir.

Christmas Eve - Sunday 24th December

10.30am - Eucharist for the 4th Sunday of Advent

4.00pm - Cathedral Carol Service

8.00pm - Bethlehem Now!

11.30pm - Midnight Mass (First Eucharist of Christmas)


Christmas Day -  Monday 25th December

8.00am - Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am - Matins

11.00am - Cathedral Eucharist

3.30pm - Festal Evensong with Procession


New Year's Eve - Sunday 31st December

10.30am - Cathedral Eucharist for the First Sunday of Christmas

6.30pm - Hope4Peterborough New Year Service


Epiphany - Sunday 7th January 2024

10.30am - Eucharist for the Feast of Epiphany

3.30pm - Epiphany Carol Service

*Please note we are closed on Boxing Day, 26th December, open as usual thereafter.

You can also find full details of all our services and events over the coming festive season in the digital guide below. Just click on the arrows for the full screen version.

*Please note that Carols for the City (previously known as Business & Shoppers Carols) will take place on 13th December at 1pm. All other service details can be found below or by using this link


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