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Advent and Christmas

A Season of Light

A season of light and hope in the midst of darkness, Advent and Christmas are amongst the holiest times of the Christian calendar. Come experience traditions old and new at Great St Mary's, as we celebrate anew the coming of the Christ child. 

Due to Covid restrictions, our seating capacity is more limited this year. This means that many of our services will be ticketed. Worship service tickets are always free, and we'll always keep some seats available for walk-ins and those without internet access. 


Second Sunday of Christmas  (Sunday 2 January)

  • 8am BCP Holy Communion 

  • 10am The Eucharist

  • There will be no Evensong this week

Feast of the Epiphany  (Thursday 6 January)

  • 9am Morning Prayer 

  • 12.30pm Holy Communion

  • 5.15pm Choral Evensong for Epiphany


Catch this services Next Year!

Here are the 2021 Advent & Christmas services which have already taken place:

The Infant: A Jazz Suite for Advent & Christmas

Advent Carols by Candlelight

  • 4pm, 28 November.  A service of music and scripture, as we enter the holy season of Advent. Tickets not required.

Blue Christmas

  • 4pm, 5 December in Michaelhouse. A contemplative service of music and prayer for all who find the holidays not so happy. 

Academy of Great St Mary's Christmas Concert

  • 7.30pm, 5 December with seasonal orchestral and choral music, under the direction of Adam Pounds. Tickets available at this link, and at the Great St Mary's gift shop. 

University Staff Carol Service

  • 4pm, 10 December with the Lucy Cavendish Singers. This service is ticketed, and open to all staff at the University of Cambridge.  Tickets at this link. 

Click here to download the order of service.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Carols by Candlelight

Click here to download the order of service