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Celebrate Advent and Christmas at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Join us for a wide range of festive events and services that perfectly capture the spirit of Advent and Christmas.

Our seasonal programme has something for everyone, from celebratory events such as traditional carol concerts to inspirational services and talks aimed at offering some space to pause and reflect in the run up to Christmas.

Advent provides lots of opportunities to hear our world-famous Choir perform at the Cathedral. Along with appearing at the Dickensian Carol Concert, they will also be leading special Advent Services each Sunday afternoon in December.

Many of our events are free and aimed at families and children, so please do take a look at our highlights below. You can also view additional details including a full Mass timetable here.

Sun 3 Dec 2017 | 5pm

Mark the beginning of Advent with seasonal music sung by the Cathedral Choir, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Free entry.

Fri 8 Dec | 7.30pm

An evening of Christmas carols, readings and prayer, hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside.

Sat 9 Dec | 7.30pm

The Concerts Society’s annual Christmas Concert featuring children’s choirs from Carleton House Preparatory School and English Martyrs RC Primary School.

Sun 10 Dec | 3pm

In this intimate service, the Boy Choristers of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral perform Benjamin Britten’s much-loved carol sequence, Ceremony of Carols. Free entry.

Sun 10 Dec | 5pm

This annual remembrance service gives you the chance to sponsor a light in memory of someone special.
Light a candle and take part in an evening of carols and readings aimed at offering comfort, whilst paying tribute to loved ones. Free entry.

Tue 12 Dec | 7pm

A festive concert of carols and choir performances in aid of the NSPCC.

Tickets are priced at £8 / £5 concessions. Available from 0113 887 1120 or

Wed 13 Dec | 12.30pm

Join us for Nugent's annual remembrance service, led by Bishop Tom Williams. Dedicate a light on our christmas tree to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one. Free entry.

Sat 16 Dec | 7pm

Back by popular demand, BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips comperes this magical evening of traditional family fun.
Tickets: £5 each or £10 for a family ticket.

Sun 17 Dec | 5pm

Readings and carols with the Cathedral Choir. A perfect way to pause and reflect before Christmas week gets underway. Mulled wine & mince pies will be served. Free entry.

Wed 20 Dec | 2pm

This special Carol Service, which is organised by the Archdiocese of Liverpool, is open to all, especially those living with or supporting someone with dementia. Free entry.

Christmas Eve | 3pm

An uplifting service led by our Girls’ Choir, which sees the Christmas Crib blessed.
Free entry.

Christmas Eve | 11pm

Take part in a special live broadcast featuring traditional Christmas Eve liturgy and carols.
Please be in your seats by 11pm. Recording will begin at 11.30pm.
Free entry.

Christmas Day | 11am

A warm welcome awaits all visitors as we come together to celebrate Christ’s birth.
Free entry.

The Archdiocese of Liverpool Churches Together Liverpool Cathedral MSP AV Liverpool Biennial Liverpool 2018