Forthcoming Events at Exeter Cathedral
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.