Norwich Cathedral to host free open evening tonight to mark the beginning of Advent

Norwich Cathedral is holding an open evening on Thursday, December 1 2016. Photo: Paul Hurst.

Norwich Cathedral is holding an open evening on Thursday, December 1 2016. Photo: Paul Hurst. - Credit: copyright (c) paul hurst all rights reserved

Norwich Cathedral is holding its annual open evening tonight to mark the beginning of Advent.

Norwich Cathedral is holding an open evening on Thursday, December 1 2016. Photo: Paul Hurst.

Norwich Cathedral is holding an open evening on Thursday, December 1 2016. Photo: Paul Hurst. - Credit: copyright (c) paul hurst all rights reserved

The free event, to which everyone is welcome, will include an array of different activities.

There will be a short service to bless the cathedral's outdoor crib at 7pm, carols with the Cathedral Chamber Choir and the lighting of the cathedral's Christmas trees.

People will be able to visit the Tree of Remembrance, next to the outdoor crib, and add a star to the tree in memory of a loved one.

There is also the chance to take part in 30 minute tours of the cathedral at 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm, meanwhile the Norwich Stonemasons' Guild will be demonstrating carving skills in the cloisters, and the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society will be showcasing work on display as part of the society's Inspired exhibition.


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The will be lots of activities for children as well as Christmas stalls.

Cathedral volunteers will also be offering hand massages.

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The Refectory Café will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate and the gift shop will also be open for Christmas shopping.

The open evening tonight is from 6.30pm until 9.00pm.

Entrance is free.

For more information, visit www.cathedral.org.uk

See page 27 for details of a production of Henry V coming to Norwich Cathedral in February.

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