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Something for all at St John’s Cathedral this Christmas

There is something for everyone at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich this Christmas.

The Christmas celebrations begin with Solemn Sung Latin Vespers at 3:15pm on Christmas Eve, which helps us prepare for the coming of Christ in a unique way, by uniting ourselves with the Prayer of the Church, followed by a 4pm Old Rite Latin Mass. 

At 6pm on Christmas Eve is the Family Vigil Mass (pictured above), where children are invited to join in the nativity play, and during this Mass the children will go to the crib, where Fr Paul will bless the nativity figures, and place the baby in the manger.

At 11:30pm is the Carol Service, featuring the Cathedral Choir singing ‘O Holy Night’, and readings and carols. Midnight Mass with the Bishop is always a special occasion at the Cathedral. The Choir will be singing Haydn’s ’St Nicholas Mass’, and there will be traditional carols for everyone.

On Christmas Day, there will be a 7:30am Mass in Tamil and English, a 9am Mass with Traditional Carols, and a Sung Solemn Mass at 11am.