London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

 

Midnight Mass

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

2 December 2018, 16.00
An Advent Liturgy
Free
A dramatic, candle-lit service of hymns, readings, and anthems sung by the Abbey Choir, lasting about an hour, reflecting on the Advent themes of patience and preparation as we await the second coming of Christ.

 

16 December 2018, 17.45
Christmas Meditation featuring Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols
Free
A short concert (35-40 minutes) including a reading of the Nativity story by David Suchet, and a performance of Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ sung by the Abbey Choristers.

 

23-24 December 2018, 16.00
Service of Lessons and Carols
Free
Two traditional services including the singing of Christmas carols, readings, and anthems sung by the Abbey Choir, lasting about an hour.

 

24 December 2018, 12.00
Crib Service
Free
A short service, lasting about 30 minutes, telling the Christmas story, and with the singing of Christmas Carols, designed for families with young children.

 

24 December 2018, 23.30
Christmas Midnight Mass
Free, tickets required
The quintessential, late-night service celebrating the birth of Christ, the Light of the World, in the midst of darkness. It includes the singing of Christmas Carols, music from the Abbey Choir, a sermon and Holy Communion, lasting about an hour and a half.

 

25 December 2018, 08.00
Holy Communion Christmas Day
Free
A quiet, said service, in traditional language, according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, lasting around 40 minutes.

 

25 December 2018, 10.30
Sung Eucharist
Free
The main service to celebrate Christmas morning, and the appearing of Jesus as Emmanuel – ‘God with us’. It includes the singing of Christmas Carols, music from the Abbey Choir, a sermon and Holy Communion, lasting about an hour and a half.

 

25 December 2018, 15.00
Evensong
Free
A traditional service of Evening Prayer according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, sung by the Abbey Choir, with Christmas Carols, lasting about 45 minutes.


Venue Details

Westminster Abbey 
Parliament Square
London SW1P 3PA


Box Office
020 7222 5152

Nearest tube
Westminster

Directions
Map

More info
Website

Dates
Various

Times
Various

Prices
Free and ticketed

Other notes
Church of England



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