Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Various dates

Friday 22 December, 6pm and Sunday 24 December, 3pm

These traditional Advent services at the cathedral are always popular. The service starts in darkness as a lone Chorister sings Once in Royal David’s City. We sing hymns with Durham Cathedral Choir and hear members of the community give readings as we recount the Christmas story.

Coming to this service

No tickets needed to attend this service.

Donations are welcomed to support the cathedral’s future of music through choral scholarships. Donate online here.

Dates & Times

  • Friday 22 December 2023 • 6:00pm
  • Sunday 24 December 2023 • 3:00pm