The celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is the principal act of worship in the Cathedral Community. Visitors to the Cathedral are very warmly welcomed to any of the services, and to make themselves known to the clergy if they wish.
There are four Eucharists on a Sunday, each one different in style and content.
All services are subject to change so please check the Events Calendar for up to date information.
This is preceded by said Matins (Morning Prayer) at 7.30am. Our 8am Eucharist is a said Eucharist with no music and a short sermon, celebrated in the Nave of the Cathedral according to the Welsh Book of Common Prayer (1984 rite).
9am Parish Eucharist
The Parish Eucharist is celebrated in the Cathedral’s main body and using the Nave Altar. It is a lively and well-attended act of collective worship, particularly suitable for families with young children. There is a thriving Sunday School which takes place during the first part of the service. Once a month, we hold an All-Age Eucharist which involves the Sunday School children in a greater capacity.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served in Prebendal House (parish hall) after the service which is an ideal opportunity for visitors or new worshippers to meet with the clergy, Cathedral staff and other parishioners.
11am Choral Eucharist
The Eucharist is offered and celebrated within a choral setting with the Cathedral Choir, or visiting choirs during school holidays. It is a solemn celebration where the High Altar is used and the splendour of liturgy is enhanced not only by the music but also by the use of incense.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served in Prebendal House after the service on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors and new worshippers are particularly welcome to join us and take the opportunity to meet the clergy and other parishioners.
Celebrated in the Lady Chapel, this service is a quiet and dignified celebration in an intimate sacred space, ideal for those seeking a simpler Eucharist, with no music or sermon. It is celebrated according to the Welsh Book of Common Prayer (1984 rite).
3.30pm Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong is offered at the Cathedral at 3.30pm on Sundays. The service follows the custom of churches with a great Choral tradition, where much of the service is sung by the Cathedral Choir, or visiting choirs on occasion. This includes an Introit, Preces & Responses, Psalm, Canticles and Anthem, with a hymn for all to sing. It provides a space for prayer, reflection and thanksgiving, and an opportunity to be immersed in the prayer of the community as it glorifies God in word and song.