Traditional Advent weekend at Peterborough Cathedral
This weekend sees a traditional advent weekend at the Cathedral with candlelight, shopping, quiet reflection and possibly a glass of mulled wine.
When: Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December 2018
Times: Various - please check the Cathedral Website
Venue: Peterborough Cathedral
On Friday 30th 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 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 9.00am until 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 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 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 email@example.com 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 www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk or call 01733 355315.