You are warmly invited to Join us at Liverpool Cathedral this Advent and Christmas time.  We have a range of services taking place throughout the season, from our Darkness to light service, which includes a procession led by the Cathedral choir, to our Family Christmas Carols service, which at only 45 minutes long, is great for young families.

We hope that whether you visit us for a service, Christmas event, or just a cup of coffee, you encounter hope, love and peace as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

On this web page, you'll find out some more information about our upcoming Advent and Christmas services. Our Canon Presentor Philip Anderson, also explains more about the importance of Advent and Christmas to Christians, here.

If you'd like to find out more about our complete Christmas Event schedule, please visit our Events Calendar. 

Sunday 26 November:

Darkness into Light Service

Sunday 10 December

Tree and Crib Service

Thursday 14 December

Alder Centre Candlelight Service

Friday 16 December

Marie Curie Lights to Remember Service

Sunday 17 December

Holly Bough Service

Sunday 24 December

Family Christmas Carols

Christmas Eve Carols

First Eucharist of Christmas

Sunday 25 December

Christmas Day Eucharist 

Our Canon Precentor Philip Anderson answers some common questions about Advent and Christmas


What does Christmas mean for Christians?

The birth of Jesus Christ is the heart of Christmas for Christians. In his life, death, and rising again Christians have found hope for two thousand years. So, it’s a joyful time, because heaven and earth touch.

What do Christians see as the true meaning of Christmas?

We give presents at Christmas because God has given us the most amazing gift in Christ – a person who shows us who God is, and through knowing him we discover that we are God’s children, a gift that lasts forever.

Why is Christmas important?

Christmas is a time when people of all backgrounds come together and celebrate life, it’s a time of generosity and joy, inspired by the birth of Jesus.

Why is the Christmas story relevant today?

The Christmas story tells us that we are not alone, that into the darkness of our world a light of love and hope has shone that is invincible. At a time when many are fearful and uncertain the story of Jesus Christ remains powerful and world-changing.

What is advent? – what do advent candles mean?

Advent is the period of four weeks before Christmas, when Christians look forward, even as the days are getting shorter and darker. It’s a time of preparing for Christmas, but also of looking ahead to the future with the hope, that the love of God is stronger than anything that can separate us from him. Each Sunday in Advent a candle is lit on a special wreath, marking different people who looked forward to the coming of Christ.