A beautiful candlelit service combining readings and music which marks the start of the season of Advent. Sung by the boys and men of the Cathedral Choir.

Due to reduced capacity within the Cathedral, our Advent Carol Service is ticketed this year. All tickets are free of charge, available using the booking system below. Ticket bookings are capped at 4 tickets within your household bubble.

Important information around the format of our ticketed services can be found here.

General booking will be released on Friday 4 December at 10am.

Image: Emma Collins Photography


On the night:
  • Please enter via the Welcome Centre (Sumpter Yard, AL1 1BY).
  • Everyone is required to wear a face covering unless they have a medical exemption.
  • Doors will open at 5.30pm. Please be seated by 5.45pm, and remain seated for the duration of the service.
  • Please show your ticket on your smart phone upon arrival, or bring a printed copy of your ticket. 
  • Unfortunately, visitor parking is not available at St Albans Cathedral. Details of the closest city centre car parks are available on the St Albans City and District Council website.
  • We have limited disabled parking at the Cathedral. If you require a disabled parking space, please contact [email protected]. Information regarding access inside the Cathedral can be found here.

 Booking will close on Sunday 6 December at 12 noon.