Salisbury Cathedral- From Darkness to Light Service

The Advent Procession – From Darkness to Light Service

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November at 7.00pm (doors open 6.00pm, to be seated by 6.40pm), 

Sunday 29 November at 5.00pm (doors open 4.00pm, to be seated by 4.40pm)


The Advent Procession during Salisbury Cathedral Christmas is one of the most popular services of the Cathedral’s year.  It begins with the Cathedral in total darkness and silence before the Advent Candle is lit. The service is a mix of beautiful music and readings during which two great processions move around the different spaces in the building which is, by the end, illuminated by almost 1300 candles.  The service last for approximately 65 minutes.


Please follow this link to book your Advent Supper in the Refectory


Booking details:

Friday 27 November: by ticket only, admission free

All tickets for the Friday’s service have been allocated.  Please note, however, that there will be a queue in the Cloisters for non ticket holders.  All ticket holders have been requested that they must be in their seats by 6.40pm after which the non ticket holder queue will be allowed in.

Tickets have been limited to 4 per application in order to allow as many people as possible to benefit.

Unreserved ticket holders seating will be in the rear Nave, South Transept and side aisles.  Please note there will be a reserved area for the Cathedral’s guests only.


Saturday and Sunday: no ticket required, admission free

The services on Saturday and Sunday are completely unreserved and you have the full choice of the Cathedral to sit in.

If you require a wheelchair space please contact by the 23 November with your request, thank you.


Those who wish to arrive early seasonal refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies are available under cover in the Cloisters on all evenings.

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  • Cathedral Views*
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