We are still a worshipping community, despite not being able to physically meet and pray together. In these increasingly uncertain times, we recognise that now more than ever, people are looking for ways to engage with Cathedral worship. We will be live streaming a number of our services and will post reflections from members of our clergy on our YouTube channel and across Facebook and Twitter.

Our thanks go to the Friends of St Albans Cathedral for funding the live streaming of our services. 

Alban Devotions | Wednesdays, 7pm | Facebook Live

An informal moment of evening prayer and reflection, led by the clergy of St Albans Cathedral on Facebook Live. 

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Wednesday 8 July

Compline will be live this evening from the Shrine of Saint Alban and is will be led by Corniel, who is an ordinand training for the priesthood at Ripon College, Cuddesdon and is with us on a summer placement.

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Upcoming Services
Eucharist for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity - Sunday 12 June, 10am

The Dean talks about Jesus’ story of The Sower, the Seed and the Soil – i.e. the clever ways we shut out what God wants to tell us.

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Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity 

"Jesus said "Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. "

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Parish Eucharist for The Feast of Ss Peter and Paul - Sunday 28 June, 10am

Peter, full of holiness that blossomed from his own weakness and failure and Paul, zealous, dynamic and courageous. Together, the rocks on which the Church was built…

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Alban Pilgrimage Eucharist - Sunday 21 June, 10am

Hear from Parish Priest, Broadcaster and former Communard, The Rev'd Richard Coles as part of a special live streamed service at 10am on YouTube. Our local MP Daisy Cooper will also feature, as well as other churches from around the world that have links to Alban.

This special service will be immediately followed by a celebration for children, including an Alban puppet show, a short reflection and a chance to join in with some singing and dancing. 

Find out about our wider Pilgrimage Programme here.

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Eucharist for Corpus Christi - Sunday 14 June, 10am

In Bread broken and Wine outpoured we receive the life and power of God in very beings. This Sunday give thanks for the institution of Holy Communion in an all aged service celebrating the very presence of God in this most Holy Mystery.

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Alban Devotions - Benediction for Corpus Christi

Wednesday 10 June, 7pm

Tonight's Alban Devotion is a special service of Benediction for the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ). This feast focuses our attention on Jesus' promise to his disciples that then when they share bread and wine in his name he will be with them in body and in blood.Benediction simply means 'blessing'. In this service we rejoice in the closeness of Christ to us in the Sacrament of the bread, and receive his blessing to sustain us in all that we do. Available on YouTube and Facebook.


Eucharist for Trinity Sunday - Sunday 7 June, 10am

On this Sunday Christians throughout the world celebrate the mystery of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: one God, three Persons, who invites us into a communion of love.

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Thy Kingdom Come - Sunday 31 May, 6pm

This Pentecost Sunday, join us at 6pm on YouTube for the Herts and Beds Churches Together 'Thy Kingdom Come' Beacon Service. This celebration of the Holy Spirit in music and prayer will have a reflection by Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, and contributions from churches of all denominations across the two counties. 

Eucharist for Pentecost Sunday - Sunday 31 May, 10am 

‘Amazed, astonished and bewildered... The Holy Spirit came upon the gathered people, speaking many different languages,  and they understood one another, rejoicing in the greatness of God…'

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Eucharist for the Seventh Sunday of Easter - Sunday 24 May, 10am 

Join Minor Canon Precentor Rev'd Jonathan Lloyd for this Sunday's Eucharist. The theme of this weeks service will be 'Between His flock and His Father's face'- preparing for Pentecost on the Sunday after Ascension.

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Ascension Day - Thursday 21 May, 12noon | YouTube

Join us for our celebration of Ascension Day. The Dean will celebrate the Eucharist and preach on ‘Those Glorious Scars: our wounded humanity transformed and raised into glory’.

Service of Benediction for the Eve of Ascension Day - Wednesday 20 May, 7pm

Join us for a service of prayer that focuses on the gift of the Eucharist and reminds us of the blessing that God gave the whole world in Jesus Christ his son, of whose blessing we are assured in this devotion.

Eucharist for the Sixth Sunday of Easter - Sunday 17 May, 10am

Join The Very Reverend Dr Jeffrey John for this weeks service. The Dean's sermon will explore St Paul in Athens: The Gods versus the True God.

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Eucharist for the Fifth Sunday of Easter - Sunday 10 May, 10am

Join Rev'd Kim Quak-Winslow for an all age celebration with a more informal feel. Children will be enriching the service by sharing what they think God looks like.

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VE Day Service - Friday 8 May, 3pm

The world-renowned boys, girls and lay clerks of the Cathedral Choirs have come together remotely, for a Cathedral first, to produce stunning arrangements of Peter Hurford’s ‘Litany to the Holy Spirit’ and the National Anthem, which will be premiered during the service, with the support of the St Albans Cathedral Music Trust.

The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire will be opening the service and Bishop Stephen Venner, who was previously the Bishop to the Armed Forces, will preach. The service will also include a moving single trumpet rendition of the Last Post and a reading by the Mayor of St Albans.

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Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Easter - Sunday 3 May, 10am

Join Canon Kevin Walton for this Sunday's Service, as he explores Jesus the Good Shepherd.

This week's music features a recording made by the Cathedral Choirs of John Rutter’s The Lord is my shepherd, accompanied by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with soloists Elizabeth Cragg and Pascal Charbonneau.

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Eucharist for the Third Sunday of Easter - Sunday 26 April, 10am

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Eucharist for the Second Sunday of Easter - Sunday 19 April, 10am

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Easter Sunday - Sunday 12 April, 11.30am

Join the children of the Cathedral as they celebrate Easter Sunday #AtHome.

Easter Sunday - Sunday 12 April

Watch the Bishop of St Albans Easter Sunday message on the Diocese YouTube Channel. 

Easter Sunday - Sunday 12 April, 10am

Join us for a special live Easter Day message from the Dean. Following this, with grateful thanks to the BBC, we have an exclusive opportunity to watch the wonderful Easter Day service that was originally broadcast live from the Cathedral in 2016. 

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Holy Saturday - Saturday 11 April, 8pm

With readings, lighting the Paschal Candle, and the great Easter hymn of praise known as the Exultet. Join the virtual Cathedral choirs in the first Gloria of Easter on our YouTube channel.

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Good Friday - Friday 10 April, 12pm

The Very Rev'd Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans leads the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.

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Maundy Thursday - Thursday 9 April
11am

Instead of our usual Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist, the Bishop of St Albans will be broadcasting a Chrism service on the Diocese YouTube channel

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8pm

Join the Sub Dean in a simple liturgy to mark the onset of darkness at the beginning of the Great Three Days of our Lord's trial, crucifixion and death, and watch with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.

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Holy Week Addresses - Sunday 5 - Thursday 9 April, 12pm

This year's Holy Week addresses, given the Rev'd Canon Tim Lomax, will be available on our YouTube channel. A new video will be released at 12 noon each day.

Holy Week address

Compline - Monday 6 - Wednesday 8 April, 8pm

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, one of our clergy will be leading a live service of compline on our Facebook page.

Facebook Live

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Palm Sunday - Sunday 5 April 2020

Watch our Palm Sunday Service which was streamed live to our YouTube channel.

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Passion Service - Sunday 29 March 2020 

Watch a service of prayers, reflection and music, which was streamed live to our YouTube channel, from Canon Kevin Walton's garden, in the grounds of the Cathedral.

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Parish Eucharist - Sunday 22 March 2020 

Watch our special Mothering Sunday Service which was streamed live to our YouTube channel.

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