Forthcoming Events at Exeter Cathedral
Sunday 2nd December at 6:00pm
- ADVENT PROCESSION
This service features seasonal readings, and music led by the Cathedral Choir.
Thursday 6th & Saturday 8th December at 7:00pm - CHRISTMAS WITH THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR
Director, TIMOTHY NOON
Tickets available from 01392 285983 (Monday to
Friday) or online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/exeter/exeter-cathedral/christmas-with-the-cathedral-choir
£10-£17 (under 18s £5 in all areas).
Doors open at 6:15pm
9th December at 2:30pm - MESSIAH – George Frederick Handel
Director TIMOTHY NOON
Tickets from 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday) and online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/venueplan/OlcRqSjcCMuQ
£10-£22 (under 18s £5 in all areas). Limited availability.
Monday 24th December 2018 at 6:00pm - GRANDISSON
When the present Cathedral was newly completed, John Grandisson (Bishop of Exeter 1327-1369) inserted
into the Christmas liturgy a special ceremony. In ‘this most holy night’ of Christmas Eve two choristers with
lighted tapers emerge from behind the high altar and, with the rest of the choir, announce the birth of our saviour, first
in the Quire, then in the Nave. The modern service begins with this ancient ceremony, its words taken from the Ordinale Exoniensis
of 1369, set to music by Thomas Armstrong (Organist of Exeter Cathedral 1928-1933). The Good News of the Nativity of Jesus
Christ is then proclaimed more fully in readings of scripture, hymns and carols, and in the great procession to the High Altar
via the Christmas Tree and the Christmas Crib.
are not being issued this year. Doors open at 4:30pm
24th December 2018 at 11:30pm - MIDNIGHT MASS
The first Eucharist of Christmas Day.
Doors open at 10:45pm
December - CHRISTMAS
10:00am CHORAL EUCHARIST
11:45am CHORAL MATTINS
4:00pm CHORAL EVENSONG
with Carols from the Minstrels’ Gallery
26th January 2019 time at 7:00pm - LA NATIVITÉ DU SEIGNEUR, Olivier Messiaen
TIMOTHY PARSONS (Organ)
Admission free, retiring collection.