Christmas joy at Llandaff Cathedral
Llandaff Cathedral is planning a different kind of Christmas this year as they introduce a new booking system and extra services in response to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Cathedral are delighted to be hosting a series of traditional Christmas services to get Cardiff into the Christmas spirit. After a difficult 2020 for many, Christmas at the Cathedral will be a source of comfort and joy for Wales’ capital.
With choirs now able to sing in public – with reduced numbers and under strict regulations – the Cathedral will perform much-loved Christmas music. However, congregations are still unable sing out loud.
Social distancing measures mean that capacity at the Cathedral will be reduced to a quarter of those who would normally attend. All services will be ticketed and only those who have booked will be able to attend.
Services will be repeated to offer more opportunities to attend. For those unable to attend, the Cathedral is hoping to livestream their Christmas services.
The Reverend Canon Dr. Jan van der Lely, Chancellor at Llandaff Cathedral, said, “We are excited about the coming Christmas season and the possibility of opening for carol services which for so long has seemed uncertain. It’s very hard not to be able to invite as many people as want to come, but this year we have to protect each other by keeping the distancing rules. No-one wants the virus for Christmas!
"If you watch online at least you can join in and sing at the top of your voice!”
All the special Christmas services will be open to ticket holders only.
Tickets can be booked free via the Cathedral website. Bookings for Christmas Carol services and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services open on Advent Sunday, 29th November.