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Tickets for Advent and Nine Lessons

  • AN ADVENT PROCESSION - Sunday 3 December 2017, 6.30pm

  • Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols - Saturday 23 December 2017, 7pm

Join us as celebrate the lead up to Christmas with two of the most popular services of the Abbey’s year. Due to high demand, entrance is by (free) ticket only. 


Please note there is no charge to attend either of these church services. The reason it is ticketed is to enable as many people as possible are allocated a seat and to substantially reduce waiting times.

You will need to obtain a separate application form for each service. These can be downloaded below or collected from the Abbey office from Monday 25th September:

Application form fo Advent Service 2017

Application form for Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2017

Please complete and submit your application form for each (or both) of these services after Tuesday 3 October 2017.

Return your completed form(s), with the number of tickets required, to the Abbey Office with a stamped, addressed envelope marking clearly whether you are applying for tickets for the Advent Procession on 3 December 2017 or the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on 23 December 2017.

NB – please make sure that you submit a SAE. If you do not provide stamped addressed envelope/s we are not able to send the tickets to you.


The maximum number of tickets is four tickets per application, that is only four per family.

Applications will be recorded in order of date of receipt and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of seats in the Abbey is limited. In previous years, every ticket for the Advent and Christmas services has been taken up.

While we will do our best to accommodate your wishes, we cannot allocate specific seats.

Tickets will be allocated and sent out in good time, two to three weeks in advance of the services. 
Please avoid telephoning the Abbey office to enquire about how an application is progressing.

Please make sure to arrive in good time for the service. The tickets are valid until 15 minutes before the service begins. After this time the seats will be offered to anyone who may queue outside the Abbey for returned tickets or empty places.

Liz Westbrook & James Playfair, Churchwardens