Festivals and Special Services


Festivals  –  chiefly Christmas and Easter, celebrate the most significant times in the Christian Calendar.  In all parts of the World, these festivals mark those moments, or narratives, which illustrate most clearly the Christian message. In the Cathedral, we hold a range of Special Services at these times of year, Carol Services, Christingle Services for children, Holy Week and Good Friday services often with guest preachers. Details will be published here in the lead up to Christmas and Easter.

In the light of the current Coronavirus Emergency, with the Cathedral closed for the time being, please refer to our ‘Virtual Cathedral’ page for news of arrangements for Holy Week, Easter, and subsequent Festivals and Special Services, until the lifting of the Emergency.

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Special Services

Throughout the year there are Special Services in addition to the regular Festivals. These include Ascension Day, the Newport Civic Service, and the Feast of St Woolos. Other commemorative Services may be held  –  The Children and Young Persons Memorial,  Holocaust memorial and others. Details of these will be announced here, as and when dates are published.

The Enthronement of Bishop Cherry as Bishop of Monmouth will take place in the Cathedral on February 1st 2020 at 11.00am  –  the event is ‘ticket-only’ because of space restrictions.  The event will be streamed ‘live’ on You-Tube. Press the button to watch…..