Chichester Cathedral choristers catch the spirit of Christmas

Few people will be working harder this Christmas than the choristers at Chichester Cathedral.

A busy programme lies ahead.

Sunday 22 December

Christmas fireworks light up the Cathedral spire''Picture by Louise Adams C131544-3 Chichester exmas lights

Christmas fireworks light up the Cathedral spire''Picture by Louise Adams C131544-3 Chichester exmas lights

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

O Rex Gentium

8.00 Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)

10.00 Mattins with hymns

- Preacher: The Reverend Dr Alison Green, Cathedral Curate

11.00 Sung Eucharist

- Byrd - Mass for Four Voices

- Parsons - Ave Maria

- Preacher: The Reverend Canon Tim Schofield, Precentor

3.30 Evening Prayer (said)

6.00 Cathedral Carol Service 2

Monday 23 December

O Emmanuel

7.30 Mattins (said)

8.00 Holy Communion Order 1

3.00 Cathedral Carol Service 3 (Doors open at 2pm)

5.30 Evening Prayer (said)

Tuesday 24 December

CHRISTMAS EVE

7.30 Mattins (said)

8.00 Holy Communion Order 1 (Chapel of St Mary Magdalene)

4.00 Crib Service

5.30 Evensong

- Responses: Sumsion

- Shephard - Song of Mary & Song of Simeon

- Gardner - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

11.00 Midnight Eucharist

- Mozart - Spatzenmesse

- arr. Willcocks - Sussex Carol

- arr. Willcocks - The Infant King

- Preacher: The Bishop of Chichester

Wednesday 25 December

CHRISTMAS DAY

Cathedral closed from 12.30pm to 5pm

8.00 Holy Communion Order 1 Trad. (High Altar)

10.00 Mattins

- Responses: Sumsion

- Stanford in A

- arr. Charles Wood - Ding dong! merrily on high

- Preacher: The Bishop of Horsham

11.00 Sung Eucharist

- Haydn - Missa Sancti Nicolai

- Poulenc - Hodie Christus natus est

- Preacher: The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling, Dean

5.30 Evening Prayer (said)

Thursday 26 December

Stephen, deacon, first martyr

8.30 Mattins (said)

9.00 Holy Communion Order 1 Trad. (Shrine of St Richard)

10.30 Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)

5.30 Evening Prayer (said)