Throughout the seasons of Advent and Christmas we will continue to live stream a number of our services and upload videos to our YouTube channel, enabling people to join us from their homes, as we journey towards the celebration of Christmas. 

Live streaming

Parish Eucharist on Christmas Day | Friday 25 December, 9.30am

A Christmas Day service for all ages, sung by the Cathedral Girls Choir and men of the Cathedral Choir.

President: The Dean. Preacher: The Bishop of St Albans. 

Choral Eucharists in Advent 

Sunday 29 November, 10am 

Sunday 6 December, 11.15am 

Sunday 13 December 11.15am 

Sunday 20 December, 11.15am: 

Christingle | Sunday 13 December, 3pm

The Christingle service uses a special symbol, a decorated orange, to explore the story of God’s love for the world at Christmas. All you need is an orange, a bit of tin foil, four cocktail sticks, a handful of sweets, red ribbon and a candle, to join in at home. 

YouTube videos

Advent wreath making with the Flower Guild 

Join Rosalind for a step by step guide of how to create an Advent wreath #AtHome 

Advent: The season of waiting with hope 

Join us in exploring what it means to wait with hope throughout Advent. A fun, engaging all age service where children will share in the familiar joy of learning to make an Advent wreath.

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Christmas Nativity 

The Children of St Albans Cathedral star in this heart warming retelling of the very first Christmas. In times when hope and joy are so desperately needed why not join us on the journey to that stable in Bethlehem where true Hope is to be found.*

*Filmed prior to England's second national lockdown and in accordance with Government guidelines at the time. 

Lessons and Carols | Saturday 19 December, 7.30pm

This beautiful candlelit service of Lessons and Carols features music from the Cathedral Choirs and traditional seasonal readings.

A Tale on Christmas Eve | Christmas Eve, 1pm

Tune in to hear the magical story of ‘Papa Panov’s Special Day’ read by candlelight in the Cathedral Nave. Put on your mittens and woolly scarves and get yourselves ready for Christmas with the sound of carol singing and the soothing words of a classic story.