Advent and Christmas 2017

The First Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2017

8:00am Holy Communion
Presider & Preacher: Dean Peter Elliott

10:30am Choral Eucharist
Presider: The Rev. Lois Boxill
Preacher: Dean Peter Elliott
Music: Cathedral Choir

3:00pmLessons and Carols for Advent
Music: Cathedral Choir

5:30pm St Brigid’s Service
Presider: The Rev. Ross Bliss

The Second Sunday of Advent
December 10, 2017

8:00am Holy Communion
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Ross Bliss
9-10:15am – The Annual Christmas Fair

10:30am Choral Eucharist
Presider: The Rev. Helen Dunn
Preacher: The Rev. Ross Bliss
Music: Cathedral Choir
12-1:30pm – The Annual Christmas Fair

5:30pm St Brigid’s Service
Presider: The Rev. Marnie Peterson

The Third Sunday of Advent
December 17, 2017

8:00am Holy Communion
Presider & Preacher: The Rev. Helen Dunn

10:30am Choral Eucharist
Presider: The Rev. Ross Bliss
Preacher: The Rev. Helen Dunn
Music: Cathedral Choir

3:00pm The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Music: Cathedral Choir
Free Parking is available for The Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at Park Place Parkade with a Cathedral Parking Pass (accessible until 3:30pm). Click here and look under Parking for passes and information on how to enter the parkade after the service via Park Place on Burrard.

5:30pm St Brigid’s Service
Presider: Dean Peter Elliott

The Fourth Sunday of Advent
& Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017

9:30am Choral Eucharist (combined Sunday service)
Presider: Dean Peter Elliott
Preacher: The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss
Music: Cathedral Choir

* Our Christmas Eve services are very popular. Please come early to find seating.

1:00pm Gospel Christmas for the City
(with music by the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir)
Children’s Story

4:00pm Carols for the City
(with music by the Salvation Army Band)
Children’s Story

**Please note that Carols for the City is one of our most popular services. In order to make the service as pleasant as possible for everyone, please observe the following notes: You will be asked to enter via the East Doors ~ Doors will open at approximately 3pm. Seats can not be held beyond 3:30pm (to be fair to all guests, you will be asked to give up seats you may have kept reserved for others not in attendance at 3:30pm)**

8:00pm Mass for the City (Incense will be used at this service)
(with music by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir)
Presider: Bishop Melissa Skelton
Preacher: Dean Peter Elliott

11:00pm Mass for the City (Incense will be used at this service)
(with music by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir)
Presider: Bishop Melissa Skelton
Preacher: Dean Peter Elliott
* If you would like to take part in the service but cannot make it in person – you can watch it online via the Christmas Eve Broadcast – the feed will only begin to work just prior to the service.

Please be aware the 8 & 11pm Services will be live streamed online, and the video may be posted to the Cathedral website at a later date. It’s possible you may appear on this video briefly during the service. If you have any questions please contact Taryl Guenter.

Free parking is available at Park Place Parkade with a Cathedral Parking Pass from 8am on December 24, to 1am on December 25. Click here and look under Parking for passes and information on how to enter the parkade after the service via Park Place on Burrard.

Christmas Day
December 25, 2017

8:00am Holy Eucharist
Presider: Dean Peter Elliott
Preacher: The Rev. Ross Bliss

10:30am Family Service – With a special Children’s Talk
Presider: The Rev. Helen Dunn
Preacher: Anne Kessler

Free Parking is available at Park Place parkade for this service from 7am-12:30pm: Click here and look under Parking for passes and information on how to enter the parkade after the service via Park Place on Burrard.

The First Sunday after Christmas
December 31, 2017

8:00am Holy Communion
Presider: The Rev. Ross Bliss
Preacher: The Rev. Alisdair Smith

10:30am Choral Eucharist
Presider: The Rev. Ross Bliss
Preacher: The Rev. Alisdair Smith
Music: tbc

5:30pm St Brigids Eucharist
Presider: The Rev. Ross Bliss
Preacher: Andrew Stephens-Rennie

*The regular parking schedule applies for this Sunday.