Lessons & Carols are a true staple of the Cathedral’s Christmas programme.

Lessons & Carols is an incredibly atmospheric and beautiful service, which is hugely popular. It opens with the choir singing Silent Night, as candlelight begins to spill through the cathedral. The service continues with a pattern of lessons interspersed with popular carols and famously adored Christmas motets, performed by the choir. Both evenings are performed by the Boys, Girls and Lay Clerks of St Albans Cathedral Choir.

Dates and Times:

Sunday 19 December, 7.30pm

Tuesday 21 December, 7.30pm


Entry is from the Welcome Centre only. Doors will be open from 6.45pm on both evenings and the congregation must be seated 15 minutes before the service start time, otherwise we may not be able to seat you in your booked seat.

Tickets are required. Each date contains the same order of service. Please only book tickets to one service. All tickets are free of charge. Tickets for Lessons and Carols will be released on 10 December.

📷 Emma Collins