Christmas Eve at the Advent

The Cathedral Church of the Advent extends a warm welcome and invitation to all in the Birmingham community to join us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Our Christmas Eve services take place at 3:00, 5:00, 8:00, and 11:00 p.m. The 3:00 service is our Family Service and features everyone’s favorite Christmas songs in a family-friendly environment. At 5:00, we have two concurrent services, a traditional service featuring our renowned Cathedral Choir and organ in our historic Nave setting, and a second in our intimate Refectory featuring modern instrumentation.

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Lessons, Carols & Soul @ the Advent

On Sunday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m. local musicians will join Advent Birmingham for an evening of lessons, carols, and soul at Cathedral Church of the Advent in downtown Birmingham. This service has been described as “Christmas with Alabama soul” and features strings, guitars, and modern instruments in a unique and historic setting.

Cathedral Church of the Advent is located at 2017 Sixth Avenue North. Click here for directions and parking information.

A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

The Cathedral Choir at Cathedral Church of the Advent is pleased to invite the Birmingham community to a traditional service of 9 Lessons and Carols on Thursday, December 20 at 5:30 p.m.

The service is based on a structure popularized by Kings College, Cambridge in England and features passages of Scripture followed by carols. The service offers participants a dignified and simple worship experience. A reader from the congregation speaks each lesson and the congregation sings or listens to the choir sing a carol that reflects on the passage. This combination is repeated through the service, and draws the participating congregation deeply into the story of the coming of Jesus Christ through readings based on scripture passages from both Old and New Testaments. Hearing the Bible taught and sung in this way is deeply moving and connects the participant to the Christmas story in an immersive way.

This is a unique opportunity to hear the Christmas message in a historic downtown Birmingham setting.