Be inspired this Christmas. Share the inspirational beauty of the Cathedral and join in the many festivities of the Christmas season. From traditional choral music services to familiar carols for all the family, come and experience a very special Cathedral Christmas with us.
All services are free to attend. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please do arrive in good time.
Our festive diary also includes concerts and carol services supporting local charities and organisations, so don’t forget to look on our events calendar for full listings.
Start the Christmas season by candlelight with readings and music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
The service will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies provided by the Friends of Chelmsford Cathedral.
Our popular carol service is back! Join us for a 45-minute lunchtime service with all your favourite Christmas readings and carols.
Perfect for young children, find out why the Christingle, a little lighted candle in an orange, helps us tell the Christmas story.
Sing your favourite Christmas carols by the light of our Christmas tree in the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral.
A traditional carol service led by the Cathedral Choir with readings and congregational singing.
A family-friendly sing-a-long of all your favourite Christmas carols. Wear your Christmas jumpers and be ready for some festive fun!
In this interactive service children are invited to dress up as characters from the nativity and help retell the Christmas story.
A traditional Choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir where we welcome Christmas Day. Incense will be used during this service.
Book of Common Prayer Eucharist on Christmas Day.
All-Age Eucharist for Christmas morning.
Christmas Day Eucharist led by the Bishop of Chelmsford. Incense will be used during this service.