Church Services: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL: 25 December 8am HC; 10am Matins, Britten in E; 11am Sung Eucharist, Missa brevis in B flat (Mozart), The Archbishop; 3.15pm Evensong and Carols, Dyson in D.

YORK MINSTER: 25 December 8am, 8.45am HC; 10am Sung Eucharist, Schubert in G, The Archbishop; 11.45am Matins, Ireland in F, The Very Rev Raymond Furnell; 4pm Evensong, Aston in F.

BIRMINGHAM CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, The Very Rev Peter Berry. 25 December 9am Morning Prayer; 9.15am HC; 11am Choral Eucharist, The Right Rev Mark Santer.

BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Communion, The Provost. 25 December 8am HC; 9.15am Choral Matins; 10.30am Christmas Eucharist, The Bishop.

BRADFORD CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas, Aston setting, The Provost. 25 December 8am HC; 10.15am HC, The Bishop.

BRISTOL CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist, Messe de minuit (Charpentier), The Dean. 25 December 8.40am Matins; 10am Festal Eucharist, St Nicholas mass (Haydn), The Bishop; 3.30pm Evening Prayer.

BURY ST EDMUNDS, St Edmundsbury CatheDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Sung Eucharist, Canon Marion Mingins. 25 December 8am HC; 10am Christmas Sung Eucharist, The Bishop; 3.30pm Choral Evensong.

CARLISLE CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist. 25 December 7.45am Matins; 8am Eucharist; 10.30am Sung Eucharist; 4pm Evening Prayer.

CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30 Midnight Mass, Missa ad praesepe (Malcolm), The Provost. 25 December 8am HC, Canon Andrew Knowles; 9.30am Eucharist, The Bishop; 11am A Service for Christmas Morning, Te Deum (Rutter), Canon David Knight; 12.10pm HC; 5.15pm Evening Prayer.

CHESTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist, Canon Trevor Dennis. 25 December 10am Eucharist, The Bishop; 11.30am Eucharist, The Dean; 4.15pm Choral Evensong with Carols.

CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist, Stanford in C, The Treasurer. 25 December 8am HC; 10am Matins, Stanford in G, The Bishop; 11am Sung Eucharist, Messe solennelle (Vierne), The Dean; 5.30pm Evensong.

COVENTRY CATHEDRAL: 25 December 7.40am Morning Prayer; 8am HC; 10.30am Cathedral Eucharist for Christmas Day, Darke in F, The Bishop; 3.30pm Evening Prayer at the Crib.

DERBY CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist. 25 December 8am HC; 10am Matins; 11am Sung Eucharist; 5.30pm Evensong.

DURHAM CATHEDRAL: 25 December 8am HC, Canon Trevor Willmott; 10am Matins, Vaughan Williams in G, The Dean; 11.15am HC, Missa brevis in D (Mozart), The Bishop; 3.30pm Evensong, St Paul's service (Howells).

ELY CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm First Eucharist of Christmas, Darke in E, The Bishop. 25 December 8.15am HC, Canon John Inge; 10.30am Sung Eucharist, Missa brevis in G (Mozart), The Dean; 3.45pm Evensong with Carols, Jesus College service (Mathias).

EXETER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Watchnight Service, The Minister. 25 December 7am, 8am HC; 9.45am Procession and Sung Eucharist; 11.15am Matins; 4pm Evensong with Carols from the Minstrels' Gallery.

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 6pm Christmas Carol Service with Blessing of the Crib. 25 December 10.15am Sung Matins in the Quire; 10.45am Eucharist, The Bishop.

GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.45pm Midnight Eucharist. 25 December 8am HC; 9.45am Sung Eucharist; 11.30am Matins; 4pm Cathedral Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

HEREFORD CATHEDRAL: 25 December 8am HC with hymns; 10am Procession and Cathedral Eucharist, The Bishop; 11.30am Choral Matins, The Dean; 3.30pm Choral Evensong and Procession.

LEICESTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist. 25 December 8am HC; 10.30am Choral Matins; 12pm HC.

LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass (broadcast by the BBC, please be seated by 11.10pm). 25 December 8am HC; 10.30am Sung Eucharist of Christmas Day, Missa Sancti Nicolai (Haydn), The Bishop; 5.30pm Evening Prayer.

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist and the Blessing of the Crib, The Chancellor. 25 December 8am HC with Carols and Station at the Crib; 9.30am Sung Eucharist and Procession, The Bishop; 11.15am Matins, The Dean; 3.45 pm Choral Evensong and Procession with Carols.

LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL: 25 December 10.30am Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day, Coronation mass (Mozart), The Bishop.

MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, Missa Sancti Johannis de Deo (Haydn), The Bishop. 25 December 8.45am Matins; 9am Eucharist; 10.30am Sung Eucharist, Kronungsmesse (Mozart), The Dean.

NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Blessing of the Crib and First Eucharist of Christmas, Canon Peter Strange. 25 December 8am HC; 9.30am Procession and Solemn Sung Eucharist, The Bishop.

NORWICH CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.15pm Midnight Eucharist of Christmas, The Dean. 25 December 10.30am Family Eucharist of Christmas Day, The Bishop; 3.30pm Festal Evensong, Procession and Carols.

OXFORD, Christ Church. 25 December 8am Eucharist; 10am Sung Matins, The Bishop; 11.15am Sung Eucharist, The Dean; 6pm Evensong.

PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.45pm Solemn Eucharist, The Bishop. 25 December 7.30am, 8.15am HC; 10am Family Eucharist, The Dean; 11.30am Matins, The Precentor; 3.30pm Evensong and Procession.

PORTSMOUTH CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, Messe de minuit (Charpentier), The Provost. 25 December 8am HC; 9.30am Parish Eucharist with Carols; 11.15am Cathedral Eucharist with Carols, Missa brevis (Kodly), The Bishop; 4pm Evening Prayer.

RIPON CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist. 25 December 8am Eucharist; 9.30am Choral Eucharist; 11.30am Christmas Matins with Carols; 12.30pm Eucharist; 5.30pm Evensong with Carols Around the Crib.

ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, Messe solennelle (Langlais), The Bishop. 25 December 8am HC; 10.30am Sung Eucharist, Messe solennelle (Vierne), The Dean; 5.30pm Evensong.

ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Sung Eucharist. 25 December 8am HC with Carols; 9.30am Parish Eucharist, The Bishop; 11.15am Matins, The Dean; 12.30pm HC.

SALISBURY CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.45pm Midnight Mass, The Bishop. 25 December 8am HC; 10am Sung Eucharist, The Dean; 11.45am Family Service; 3pm Choral Evensong, Procession and Blessing of the Crib.

SHEFFIELD CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir. 25 December 10.30am Sung Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir.

SOUTHWELL CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.45pm First Communion of Christmas. 25 December 8am HC; 9.30am Parish Communion; 11am Matins; 12.15pm HC; 3.15pm Evensong with Carols.

TRURO CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass. 25 December 8am HC; 10am Solemn Sung Eucharist; 5pm Evening Prayer.

WAKEFIELD CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11pm Midnight Mass. 25 December 8am HC; 9.15am Parish Communion; 11am Solemn Eucharist.

WELLS CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas, Bishop Jim. 25 December 8am HC; 9.45am Christmas Thanksgiving and Eucharist, The Dean; 11.30am Matins; 3pm Evening Prayer.

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Sung Eucharist. 25 December 8am HC; 10am Matins; 11.15am Sung Eucharist; 3.30pm Choral Evensong.

WORCESTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist. 25 December 7.15 am Matins; 8am HC; 9.30am Family Eucharist; 11am Sung Eucharist; 4pm Evensong.

BANGOR CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm First Mass of Christmas, Ireland in C, The Dean. 25 December 8am HC, The Dean; 9.45am Cymun Bendigaid, Esgob Bangor; 11am Choral Eucharist, Little organ mass (Haydn), The Bishop.

BRECON CATHEDRAL: 25 December 7am HC; 8am HC with Carols; 11am Sung Eucharist and Sermon; 5.45pm Choral Evensong.

CARDIFF, Llandaff Cathedral: 24 December 9.30pm Procession, Blessing of the Crib and the First Eucharist of Christmas. 25 December 7am Holy Eucharist; 7.30am Matins and Litany; 8am Holy Eucharist; 9am, 11.45am Procession and Parish Eucharist; 12.15am Holy Eucharist; 12.30pm Evensong.

NEWPORT CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, Fr David Matthews. 25 December 8am Eucharist of the Dawn; 10.30am Sung Eucharist of the Day, The Bishop of Monmouth.

ST ASAPH CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, The Dean. 25 December 8am Holy Eucharist With Carols; 11am Choral Eucharist, The Archbishop of Wales; 3.30pm Evensong.

ABERDEEN, St Andrew's Cathedral: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, Harwood in A flat. 25 December 10.45am Sung Eucharist, Merbecke setting.

ABERDEEN, St Machar's Cathedral: 24 December 11pm Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, The Minister. 25 December 11am Family Service with HC, The Minister.

DUNDEE CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist, The Bishop. 25 December 10.30am Eucharist with Carols.

EDINBURGH, St Giles' Cathedral: 24 December 11.30am Watchnight Service, The Minister. 25 December 8am, 10am Morning Service (HC), The Minister; 11.30am Morning Service, The Minister.

EDINBURGH, St Mary's Cathedral: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, Messe de minuit (Charpentier), The Provost. 25 December 10.30am Festal Eucharist, Missa brevis in D (Mozart), The Bishop of Edinburgh.

GLASGOW CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.15pm Choral Service. 25 December 11am Choral Service with Communion.

GLASGOW, St Mary's Cathedral: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, The Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. 25 December 8.30am Eucharist; 10am Sung Eucharist; 12pm HC.

INVERNESS CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, The Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness; 25 December 8.15am HC; 9.30am Family Eucharist; 11am Sung Eucharist, The Provost.

BELFAST CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Communion, The Dean. 25 December 10am HC; 11am Christmas Eucharist, The Bishop of Connor.

BIRMINGHAM, St Chad's Cathedral: 25 December 12am Midnight Mass, The Archbishop; 11am Mass, The Cathedral Administrator.

LIVERPOOL, Metropolitan Cathedral: 24 December 11.15 pm Carols and Christmas Music; 11.30pm Midnight Mass, The Archbishop. 25 December 9am Mass (broadcast live on BBC Radio 4), The Archbishop; 10am Family; 11am Solemn Mass; 6.30pm Vigil.

ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist, Missa Sancti Nicolai (Haydn), Canon Stephen Oliver. 25 December 8am HC; 8.45am Matins; 11am Sung Eucharist, Missa Sancti Nicolai (Haydn), The Dean; 3.15pm Evensong, Stanford in C.

WESTMINSTER ABBEY: 24 December 11.30 Sung Eucharist of Christmas Midnight, Messe solennelle (Langlais), The Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr. 25 December 8am HC; 10.30am Sung Eucharist of Christmas Day, The Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr; 12.15pm HC; 3pm Festal Evensong, Kelly in C.

SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass, The Bishop. 25 December 9am Christmas Eucharist with Carols, The Provost; 11am Christmas Choral Eucharist, The Provost.

ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL, Southwark: 24 December 11.30pm Carols and Readings, followed by Solemn Mass of the Nativity, Archbishop Michael Bowen. 25 December 8am Mass with Carols; 10am Family Mass, Archbishop Michael Bowen; 11.30am Choral Mass.

WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL: 24 December 11.15pm Vigil and Midnight Mass. 25 December 7am, 8am Mass; 9am Family Mass with Carols; 10am Morning Prayer; 10.30am Solemn Mass; 12pm Sung Mass with Carols; 3.30pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction.

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