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
1pm, 27 November. A ticketed concert of live jazz, based on the characters in Luke’s Christmas story. Tickets available at this link.
Advent Carols by Candlelight
4pm, 28 November. A service of music and scripture, as we enter the holy season of Advent. Tickets not required.
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.
4pm Crib Service. A ticketed service for young people and their families, and the young at heart. Children are encouraged to wear nativity fancy dress — shepherd, angels, magi, and more! This service will not be livestreamed. Tickets at xmascrib21.eventbrite.co.uk Click here to download the Order of Service
11.30pm First Eucharist of Christmas. Also known as 'Midnight Mass', this choral service is a beautiful celebration of the holy night when Christ was born. This service is fully booked. Click here to download the Order of Service
8am BCP Holy Communion (not ticketed)
Carols by Candlelight
4pm & 6.30pm, 19 & 20 December. A candlelit service of traditional Christmas carols and Bible readings. Tickets at gsmcarols2021.eventbrite.co.uk