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Lantern Service (OUTDOORS)

The Lantern Service | Sunday 13 December at 16:00
Perfect for the whole family to soak up the wonder of Christmas, this special service is sung by Lichfield Cathedral Choir as we light the Christmas Tree and take a Lantern Procession around the Close.

The Cathedral Illuminated 2020

COVID UPDATE: Lichfield has been placed under Tier 3, which means that this event currently could not go ahead. The government is due to revisit local restrictions on 16 December, but this does not guarantee the event will take place. Please be aware if you book tickets for this event they are non-refundable. In case of the event not being able to take place, we will look to postpone/reschedule the event to suitable later date.

The Cathedral Illuminated 2020: The Manger |  Wednesday 16 December -Tuesday 22 December 17:00 onwards

The award-winning ‘The Cathedral Illuminated 2020’ returns to Lichfield Cathedral in a different format to create an enjoyable and COVID-secure experience for everyone.

Wrap up warm and kick off the festive season with this spectacular light and sound show by the artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis.

This year the event will be completely outside, with a safe one-way route created around the Close and a significantly reduced number of time slots per evening.


Kindly supported by Richard Winterton Auctioneers.

Carols around the Christmas Tree (OUTDOORS)

Carols around the Tree | Saturday 19 December | 14:00-14:30 & 15:00-15:30
Enjoy a short time of joy and celebration with some popular readings and Christmas Carols.
Featuring a live band in the Cathedral Close.

Share the Gift

Share the Gift | Sunday 20 December at 15:00
Ushering in this joyful time of year with singing, storytelling and sharing of gifts and toys for children with the charity Pathways and the local Foodbank.

Service of Lessons and Carols

Service of Lessons and Carols | Wednesday 23 December & Thursday 24 December at 19:00
Celebrate the promise of the Christmas story through readings interspersed with carols, hymns and other choral music sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Crib Service (OUTDOORS)

The Crib Service (outdoors) | Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December at 15:00
Celebration of Christmas in drama and song for all ages. Come and take part. You are encouraged to come dressed as characters from the nativity story – Mary, Joseph, Angels, Shepherds and Wise Men… or even stable animals!


The first Eucharist of Christmas | Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December at 22:00
We gather together for the First Eucharist of Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Christmas Day Eucharist

Christmas Day Eucharist | Christmas Day, Friday 25 December at 10:30
Choral Eucharist service to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, sung by the Cathedral Choir.