Norwich Cathedral’s festive calendar of events gets under way

Norwich Cathedral's calendar of seasonal events is about to get under away.

Norwich Cathedral's calendar of seasonal events is about to get under away. - Credit: Archant

People are invited to take part in a night of festivities at Norwich Cathedral as the historic landmark's calendar of seasonal events gets under away.

Norwich Cathedral's calendar of seasonal events is about to get under away.

Norwich Cathedral's calendar of seasonal events is about to get under away. - Credit: Archant

Among the activities on Tuesday will be an all-night Advent Sleepout Challenge where people are encouraged to join the Dean of Norwich and other members of the cathedral community in spending the night in the cloisters to raise awareness of homelessness and money for the Church Urban Fund. Earlier in the night the cathedral will host a free open evening, which will include the blessing of the cathedral's outdoor crib scene and remembrance trees at 7pm. There will be the chance to hang stars on the memory trees to remember loved ones, and the cathedral will be open until 9pm with free guided tours at 7.30pm and 8pm.

Other events in December include a Christmas with Norwich Cathedral Choir concert on December 11 and Handel's Messiah by Candlelight with Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir and Norwich Baroque on December 19. Services include: the Christingle Service on December 12; Christmas Procession with Carols on December 20; Christmas Eve services including a Crib Service and Midnight Eucharist of Christmas; and Christmas Day services including Festal Evensong, Procession and Carols.

• This Tuesday's Advent Sleepout will run until 8am on Wednesday. For more about how to get involved, email canon.missionandpastoral@cathedral.org.uk or call 01603 218331. The open evening on Tuesday will be from 6pm until 9pm.

• For more on all these events, including ticket prices for the concerts and how to book, visit www.cathedral.org.uk

• Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk