From Darkness to Light

Christmas Worship

Main Space
03rd December 2017 17:30 - 19:00

A candlelit service for the first Sunday of Advent, celebrating the light which Christ brings into the world. Choir and clergy move in procession from ‘darkness to light’.

Our spectacular service marks the beginning of the Advent season, with the entire building in total darkness. Starting in the Well at the west end, the Cathedral is gradually lit as the choral procession slowly makes its way towards the east end of the Cathedral, accompanied by music. When the procession finally reaches the east end and the altar our beautiful building is completely bathed in light 

The Advent Procession with Boys’ and Men’s Voices.

  • Matin Responsory Palestrina  
  • This is the truth  arranged Vaughan Williams
  • A spotless Rose  Howells   
  • Ave Maria  Parsons   
  • Vigilate  Byrd  
  • Hosanna  Weelkes


  • Free parking (limited).
  • Free entry.