Traditional Advent weekend at Peterborough Cathedral

Friday 23 November 2018

With candlelight, shopping, quiet reflection and possibly a glass of mulled wine, Peterborough Cathedral is embracing the traditions of the season at this Advent weekend.

On Friday 30 November, following the Sung Eucharist for St Andrew’s Day, the Cathedral’s Christmas Market will open for a special Preview evening.

Visitors can be amongst the first to browse the stalls, which include an array of crafts, jewellery, cards, decorations and unique present ideas. Tickets for the Preview are £5.00 per adult (including a glass of mulled wine or a soft drink) with accompanying children free of charge.

The Market continues on Saturday, with a special early opening from 9.00-10.00am for wheelchair users and those who need extra space. Opening for all is from 10.00am until 4.30pm. A donation of £2.00 per adult is invited on entry and any proceeds from the event will help towards the cost of keeping the Cathedral open free to visitors throughout the year.

Meanwhile, in the Cathedral Visitor Centre, Churches Together in Central Peterborough is hosting an Advent Reflection Day, this year led by Paul Hills, former Baptist Regional Minister. The Day, which is £5.00 per person, runs from 10.00am until 3.30pm, with the opportunity to pop in to the Cathedral before the end of the Market. Booking is essential by emailing or calling Denise Thomas on 01733 564899.

Choral Evensong, sung by Peterborough Chamber Choir, concludes Saturday at 5.30pm. All are welcome.

On Sunday, in addition to the usual services, there is a special Advent Procession at 6.00pm. During this service the Cathedral Choir moves through the Cathedral from darkness to light. This year the service is in partnership with Kidney Research UK. The symbolic journey of Advent is particularly poignant for the charity, as it is dedicated to helping illuminate the path to a better quality of life for kidney patients. Kidney Research UK will host a wine and mince pie reception after the service. All are welcome to experience this atmospheric occasion.

For more information visit or call 01733 355315.

All events in Peterborough Cathedral unless otherwise specified.
Friday 30 November
5.30pm - Sung Eucharist for St Andrew’s Day. All are welcome
6.30-9.00pm - Christmas Market Preview with mulled wine
£5.00 per adult (includes a glass of wine or soft drink). Accompanied children free of charge.
Book online or on the door.

Saturday 1 December
9.00-10.00am - Christmas Market open for wheelchair users and those who need extra space
10.00am-4.30pm - Christmas Market is open to all
A donation of £2 per person is invited from adults
10.00am-3.30pm - Advent Reflection Day, held in the Cathedral Visitor Centre
Entry £5 per person. Please bring a packed lunch. Booking essential. Call Denise Thomas on 01733 564899 or email
5.30pm - Choral Evensong with the Peterborough Chamber Choir.

Sunday 2 December
All are welcome at these services.
8.00am - Holy Communion
9.15am - Sung Matins
10.30am - Cathedral Eucharist
6.00pm - Advent Procession
A special service for Advent which moves from darkness to light, in partnership this year with Kidney Research UK. Followed by a wine and mince pie reception.

Forthcoming Events

June 26 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Fenland
June 28 2019 7:00PM / 7.00pm onwards
Comedy Night and Black Tie Dinner - Peterborough
July 7 2019 9:30AM / 9.30am-1.00pm
Charity Cycle Ride - Peterborough
July 8 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Ely
July 9 2019 9:30AM / 9.30am-12.00pm
War for Talent - Huntingdon
July 10 2019 10:30AM / 10.30am-2.30pm
St Neots Business Showcase