The Christingle service uses a special symbol, a decorated orange, to explore the story of God’s love for the world at Christmas.

This service is in support of the Children's Society. 

Due to reduced capacity within the Cathedral, our Christingle 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 Monday 7 December at 10am.

📹 This service will also be live streamed on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mI39LooD1jI 


On the day:
  • Please enter via the Welcome Centre (Sumpter Yard, AL1 1BY).
  • Everyone is required to wear a face covering unless they have a medical exemption.
  • Please be seated by 2.45pm, 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.

 Tickets will close at 10am on Saturday 12 December.