Christmas at Chester Cathedral


undefinedThere will be a Sung Eucharist to mark Epiphany at Chester Cathedral on Wednesday 6 January, starting at 5.30pm. The Revd Canon Elaine Chegwin Hall will be the preacher and the service will be accompanied by Chester Cathedral Choir. Come along for an exciting service of carols, light and holiness.

The sculptures of Three Wise Men and a Camel (pictured) made in copper for the cathedral by Tony Evans will be blessed at rt5he Epiphany service.

And for the first time in many years, Chester Cathedral will hold a special Processional Candlemas Service on Sunday 31 January, starting at 6.30pm. In a candlelit setting, there will be traditional and contemporary readings, music and a great procession of choirs and congregations from across the diocese. It marks the formal end of the Christmas and Epiphany season.

On hearing the story journey of the Holy Family meeting the prophets Simeon and Anna, all will journey through the cathedral and encounter projected images towards a giant cross in the darkness and the emptiness of the nave. The service ends in the spirit of the Nunc Dimittis – where all will 'depart in peace'.

The service will be co-ordinated by Canon Jeremy Dussek (Precentor), the Revd Andy Stinson (Diocesan Worship Adviser), Claire Henderson Davies (the Cathedral’s Contemporary Performance Artist-in- Residence) and Ben Chewter (Assistant Director of Music).