Midnight Mass

MIDNIGHT MASS is the First Mass of Christmas Day with special readings not found in the other Masses later in the day.

Our celebration in the Cathedral will include communion (Eucharist) and the singing of much-loved carols.

There was a belief among Christians during the Middle Ages that Jesus was born precisely at midnight on December 25th, so the mass was timed so that the communion would occur exactly at midnight, a symbol of 'God Among Us', which is the meaning of  Emmanuel - one of the names given to Jesus during this time.

Our Midnight Mass will begin at 11.30pm and so will be both a vigil as the waiting of Advent draws to a close, and a celebration of the great feast of Christmas.

Do please join us - you will be made most welcome!

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