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Gloucester Cathedral
December 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019 10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Monday 2nd December 2019 10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
19:00General Election Hustings for Gloucester ConstituencyArrive from 7.00pm to submit questions with a 7.30pm start To be held in the Lady Chapel, , Gloucester Cathedral Chaired by the Archdeacon of Gloucester, Canon Hilary Dawson. Your opportunity to question the candidates standing for the Gloucester Constituency at the General Election. Attending: Richard Graham – Conservative Party Fran Boait – Labour Party Dr Rebecca Trimnell – Liberal Democrats Party Michael Byfield - Green Party
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 Limited Access to the Nave 8.30am-10.00am There will be no access to the Cathedral Nave today between 8.30am and 10.00am due to a special service. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Wednesday 4th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
16:00Evening Prayer
Thursday 5th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
14:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
19:30'Spirit of Christmas Concert'In aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK Candlelight, carols and festive readings. Help us usher in the Christmas season in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Gloucester Cathedral. The talented school choirs of Innsworth Junior School, Rednock School and Gretton Primary School will add to the magic of the evening by performing a range of Christmas carols, songs and readings by candlelight.
Friday 6th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion

An opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.

13:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
14:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
19:30Wynstones School: Nine Lessons and CarolsWynstones School presents it’s Annual Nine Lessons and Carols at Gloucester Cathedral in support of Children in Need. Wynstones School was founded in 1937 in Whaddon, Gloucestershire and serves the educational needs of children 3-18 years old. It is one of 34 Steiner Waldorf schools in the UK. The school’s guiding values are a life-long love of learning, creative thinking and self-confidence, a profound interest in the world and lives of others, and an abiding sense of moral purpose. At Wynstones, we create an environment that balances academic, artistic and practical disciplines, to provide a well-rounded education and nurture well-rounded individuals. As part of the school’s arts education, all children throughout the school participate in the school’s choirs, orchestras and bi-annual performances. Tickets available from www.wynstones.com
Saturday 7th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Songs of Celebration – A Christmas ConcertBoy and Girl Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral Emma Johnson Conducted by Adrian Partington Internationally acclaimed solo clarinettist, chamber musician, recording artist and lecturer, Emma Johnson will perform with the Boy and Girl Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral in a special Christmas concert. Emma has generously agreed to perform free of charge, all monies raised through the ticket sales and on the night will go towards funding future chorister activities. Tickets £20.00 available from www.3choirs.org
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
19:00Gloucester Choral Society - Handel’s MessiahConductor: Adrian Partington Corelli Orchestra What better way to begin your Advent and Christmas preparation than with Handel’s Messiah in Gloucester Cathedral? Telling the story of Jesus from prophecies of his coming to his birth, Passion, resurrection and glorification in Heaven, Handel’s glorious music is a wonderful, uplifting setting of the scriptures. A choral mainstay since its first performance in 1742, Handel’s Messiah is an essential part of Christmas and is not to be missed. Gloucester Choral Society performs this masterpiece under the baton of renowned choral director Adrian Partington in the magnificent setting of Gloucester Cathedral. Tickets: £25, £21, £18, £10 Further details and booking at www.gloucesterchoral.com or from the Three Choirs Box Office www.3choirs.org Tel: 01452 768928
Sunday 8th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
16:15Britten's Ceremony of CarolsGloucester Cathedral Choristers perform Britten's beautiful work in the Quire There will be a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music
17:00ComplineSung by the Cathedral Lay Clerks and Cathedral Choral Scholars. Quiet, reflective and beautiful worship to end the day. All are welcome.
Monday 9th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
20:00Mediaeval Baebes Christmas ShowA festive favourite with audiences, the Mediaeval Baebes are back this year. With lush, ethereal harmonies transporting the listener through myriad ancient and forgotten languages, the choir weaves its story-telling magic through original settings of mediaeval texts, as well as reinventing traditional folk songs and carols, often accompanied by a dazzling array of exotic and period instruments. 2019 sees the release of the group’s 9th studio album, the fantastical A Pocket Full of Posies, celebrating the dark, surreal and mystical in all the well-known nursery rhymes, handed down through the mothers of the British Isles. To mark this release, this year’s 12 date UK winter concert tour will see the first visitations to these ancient songs, intermingled with numerous seasonal favourites. Tickets: £25.00, Concessions £10.00 available from www.mediaevalbaebes.com/live
Tuesday 10th December 2019 Limited Access to Nave and Cloisters 3.00pm - 5.00pm There will be no access to the Cathedral Nave and Cloisters today between 3.00pm - 5.00pm due to a special service. The Monk's Kitchen which will remain open as usual (Monk's Kitchen closes at 4.00pm). Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
13:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
14:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
14:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Wednesday 11th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
11:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
11:30Crypt TourDescend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
12:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
13:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Thursday 12th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
19:30Ecclesiastical Insurance Christmas Carol ServiceAn evening of Christmas carols and readings with music from Upton St Leonard’s School Choir, the Vocality Youth Choir, Ecclesiastical’s Staff Choir and the Salvation Army Band Tickets are £4.00 available from www.3choirs.org
Friday 13th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion

An opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.

14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Saturday 14th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:00Carols on the Hour & Christmas MarketTake a break from the hustle and bustle of this busy season to come and enjoy Christmas Carols in your glorious Cathedral. The bite-sized bursts of festive praise are sung on the hour, with each service lasting just 30 minutes. 11.00am – Caring Chorus 12.00noon – Caring Chorus 00pm – Stuart Singers 2.00pm – Stuart Singers 3.00pm – Saint Cecilia Singers 4.00pm – Saint Cecilia Singers
11:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended. Tickets are £7.00 per adult, £3.00 per child (6-16 years old). Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended. Tickets are £7.00 per adult, £3.00 per child (6-16 years old). Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Sunday 15th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
16:30Gloucester Cathedral Junior Choir Christmas ConcertAn atmospheric celebration of Christmas led by the Cathedral Junior Choir set in the stunning Lady Chapel. Music ranging from the Mediaeval to the modern day. Retiring collection in aid of Gloucester Cathedral Junior Choir
17:30ComplineSung by the Cathedral Lay Clerks and Cathedral Choral Scholars. Quiet, reflective and beautiful worship to end the day. All are welcome.
18:00Messiaen La Nativité du SeigneurJonathan Hope Assistant Director of Music, Gloucester Cathedral
Monday 16th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
19:30Meningitis Now Christmas Celebration ConcertTickets: Nave £10.00, Group Nave £30.00 (up to 4 people). Side Aisle £5.00, Group Side Aisle £15.00 (up to 4 people) Tickets available from www.MeningitisNow.org
Tuesday 17th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
11:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
12:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
13:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
14:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Wednesday 18th December 2019 Limited Access to Nave 10.30am-1.00pm There will be limited access to the Cathedral today between 10.30am and 1.00pm due to a special service in the Nave. The Cloisters and Garth remain open to visitors and can be accessed via the Monk's Kitchen Coffee shop. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
13:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
14:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
14:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Thursday 19th December 2019 Limited Access to Nave 11.15am - 1.00pm There will be Limited Access to the Cathedral Nave today between 11.15am - 1.00pm due to a special service. The Cloisters and Garth remain open to visitors and can be accessed via the Monk's Kitchen Coffee shop. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
 Limited Access to Quire Today 2.00pm - 4.30pm Please note that there is no access to the Quire today between 2.00pm and 4.30pm due to a school nativity play. The rest of the Cathedral will remain open. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
10:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
11:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
12:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
13:30Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
14:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:00Cloister Tour30 minutes Explore the Cathedral’s world famous Cloister Adult £3, Child £1, Under 6’s free Tickets available on the day at the Welcome Desk
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
19:00Gloucester Funeralcare - Christmas Remembrance ServiceJoin us this Christmas for our Remembrance Service at Gloucester Cathedral. All are welcome. For enquires please call: 01452 522676
Friday 20th December 2019 Limited Access to Nave 09.00am-11.30am There will be no access to the Nave today between 9.00am and 11.30am due to a special service. The Cloisters and Garth remain open to visitors and can be accessed via the Monk's Kitchen Coffee shop from 10.00am. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Limited Access to the Nave 1.30pm-3.00pm There will be no access to the Cathedral Nave today between 1.30pm and 3.00pm due to a special service. The Cloisters and Garth remain open to visitors and can be accessed via the Monk's Kitchen Coffee shop. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion

An opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.

14:00Age UK Gloucestershire Carol Service'Carols in the Cathedral' Join us for festive carols, seasonal readings and musical performances, celebrating Christmas. All ages are welcome. Call 01452 422660 to help us keep track of numbers. Retiring collection in aid of Age UK Gloucestershire.
Saturday 21st December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
11:00Carols on the HourGather your family and friends together and enjoy carols in your Glorious Cathedral sung on the hour by Choirs of Gloucester Cathedral. 11.00am – Cathedral Junior Choir 12.00noon – Cathedral Choir with Boy and Girl Choristers 1.00pm - Cathedral Choir with Boy and Girl Choristers 2.00pm – Cathedral Youth Choir and Middle Choir 3.00pm - Cathedral Youth Choir and Middle Choir 4.00pm – Gloucester Choral Society Each service lasts just 30 minutes and is the perfect way to begin the most wonderous week of the year.
11:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended. Tickets are £7.00 per adult, £3.00 per child (6-16 years old). Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
11:45Christmas Library Tours 21 December 11.45am, 1.45pm and 2.45pm (Meet at the West End) The Cathedral library is over 600 years old and holds a treasure trove of information about the Cathedral’s life and work. Climb the stairs in December to explore the Christmas story through our collection of historic bibles. Tours last one hour. Tickets available on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 for more information and to reserve your tickets.
13:45Christmas Library Tours 21 December 11.45am, 1.45pm and 2.45pm (Meet at the West End) The Cathedral library is over 600 years old and holds a treasure trove of information about the Cathedral’s life and work. Climb the stairs in December to explore the Christmas story through our collection of historic bibles. Tours last one hour. Tickets available on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 for more information and to reserve your tickets.
14:30Tower TourWhy not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times. Sensible footwear is recommended. Tickets are £7.00 per adult, £3.00 per child (6-16 years old). Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:45Christmas Library Tours 21 December 11.45am, 1.45pm and 2.45pm (Meet at the West End) The Cathedral library is over 600 years old and holds a treasure trove of information about the Cathedral’s life and work. Climb the stairs in December to explore the Christmas story through our collection of historic bibles. Tours last one hour. Tickets available on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 for more information and to reserve your tickets.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
19:00Saint Cecilia Singers Christmas Concert: An English ChristmaA feast of English festive music, congregational carols and seasonal readings. Tickets £17.50, £20.00 on the door, under 18s free available from www.saintceciliasingers.org.uk
Sunday 22nd December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
17:00ComplineSung by the Cathedral Lay Clerks and Cathedral Choral Scholars. Quiet, reflective and beautiful worship to end the day. All are welcome.
Monday 23rd December 2019 Limited Access to Cathedral 2.00pm until 7.30pm There will be no access to the Cathedral today between 2.00pm and 7.30pm unless visitors will be attending either of these services in the Nave: 3.00pm Family Crib Service with the Lighting of the Christmas Trees or 6.00pm Christmas Carol Service On 23 and 24 December, the Cathedral will be closed between the end of the 3.00pm service and the entry for the 6.00pm service in order for the Stewarding team to manage the Cathedral space. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Monk's Kitchen’s will be open 10.00 am - 4.00pm on 23 December and 10.00am - 2.30pm on 24 December Please note that you can see the Knitivity crib figures in the Cathedral all through the Christmas season and until Candlemas on 2 February
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Family Crib Service with the Lighting of the Christmas TreesJoin us on either Monday 23 December or on Christmas Eve for this informal family service. No ticket required just bring the family along and enjoy...
18:00Christmas Carol ServiceMonday 23 and Tuesday 24 December 6.00pm Join us for the traditional service of readings and carols with the acclaimed Cathedral Choir. All are welcome No ticket is required, please be seated by 5.45pm.
Tuesday 24th December 2019 Limited Access to Cathedral 2.00pm until 7.30pm There will be no access to the Cathedral today between 2.00pm and 7.30pm unless visitors will be attending either of these services in the Nave: 3.00pm Family Crib Service with the Lighting of the Christmas Trees or 6.00pm Christmas Carol Service On 23 and 24 December, the Cathedral will be closed between the end of the 3.00pm service and the entry for the 6.00pm service in order for the Stewarding team to manage the Cathedral space. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Monk's Kitchen’s will be open 10.00 am - 4.00pm on 23 December and 10.00am - 2.30pm on 24 December Please note that you can see the Knitivity crib figures in the Cathedral all through the Christmas season and until Candlemas on 2 February
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Family Crib Service with the Lighting of the Christmas TreesJoin us on either Monday 23 December or on Christmas Eve for this informal family service. No ticket required just bring the family along and enjoy...
18:00Christmas Carol ServiceMonday 23 and Tuesday 24 December 6.00pm Join us for the traditional service of readings and carols with the acclaimed Cathedral Choir. All are welcome No ticket is required, please be seated by 5.45pm.
23:30Christmas Eve Midnight MassChristmas Eve 11.30pm Cathedral Youth Choir The moment Christmas arrives! “It came upon a midnight clear” – You can come too. All are welcome. No ticket is required, please be seated by 11.15pm.
Wednesday 25th December 2019 Christmas Day
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
10:15Christmas Day Sung EucharistThe only way to start Christmas Day, may this service be a blessing to you. This is a special children’s activity and by special appointment Father Christmas will have a seasonal gift for the children who come!
Thursday 26th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
 Cathedral will close today after Evening Service The Cathedral will close to visitors today at end of evening service.
12:00Morris Men and MummersColourful Gloucestershire Morris Men, along with other groups, will perform from noon outside the Cathedral. The traditional Mummers performance marks the death of the old year and start of the new. Join us for this free entertaining event out in the fresh air this Boxing Day.
15:00Gloucester Choral Society - Carols for AllConductor: Adrian Partington Join Gloucester Choral Society for the annual Boxing Day Concert which will include items sung by GCS, congregational carols and a slot especially for children. A wonderful way to spend Boxing Day afternoon. No ticket required. There will be a retiring collection for the charity that we have chosen to support this year. Further details at www.gloucesterchoral.com
Friday 27th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
 Cathedral will close today after Evening Service The Cathedral will close to visitors today at end of evening service.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:30Lunchtime Holy Communion

An opportunity to take a break from your busy day and join us in the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in Jesus' name.

14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Saturday 28th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
 Cathedral will close today after Evening Service The Cathedral will close to visitors today at end of evening service.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Sunday 29th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
 Cathedral will close today after Evening Service The Cathedral will close to visitors today at end of evening service.
10:15Sunday EucharistWe will be delighted to welcome you to the Sunday morning Eucharist. It will look and feel different, but that is for good reason as we seek to protect all in the Cathedral during the present health circumstances. You can read about all the measures in place via the website link below. You can attend in person or visit our website to join lives streaming of the service. All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to prayers@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed. Thank you.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
Monday 30th December 2019 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
 Cathedral will close today after Evening Service The Cathedral will close to visitors today at end of evening service.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.
Tuesday 31st December 2019 New Years Eve
 Knitivity 3 December until 2 February 2020 The ever popular ‘Knitivity’ will be welcomed back to the Cathedral this December and will be on display for visitors to enjoy from Saturday 7 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent. Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the entirely knitted life size Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.
 Cathedral will close today after Evening Service The Cathedral will close to visitors today at end of evening service.
10:30Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
11:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
12:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
13:30Highlights Tour Join a Cathedral Guide on one of our daily Highlights Tours. You will hear about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. Tours last around 50 minutes. They are usually available at the following times: Monday - Friday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday 10.30am,11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.00pm Sunday 12.00 Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £5.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16), under 3s free. Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.
14:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:00Highlights Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the Cloisters, tomb of Edward II and the Lady Chapel.
15:30Crypt Tour Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral. This is where you’ll find remains of the very earliest parts of the building.