As the Anglican Cathedral in the capital city, Llandaff Cathedral holds a variety of special services that mark significant feasts in the Church year, or which are of civic importance both locally and nationally.
A Sequence of Readings, Music and Prayers for Advent
Sunday 3rd December | 5.30pm
Candles are gradually lit to illuminate the Cathedral, as we embrace the hope of Advent. Featuring beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir and traditional readings from scripture, this is a dramatic and beautiful service that centres around bringing light to the darkness, but the service also captures an idea that is central to our keeping of Advent: the recognition that the beautiful world in which we live is marred by our human wilfulness, greed and violence.
The light that shines in the darkness of the Church represents the light of Jesus Christ shining in our dark world. That light dispels the darkness, but not without showing up the dark places of our world, and of our lives. The light of Christ sees us as we are; it judges all, but it is also the illumination and the warmth, the guiding light, which leads us from darkness into light.
Please be seated by 5.15pm.
Special Service Archive
Thursday 2 November 2023 | Solemn Eucharist & Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
Sunday 8 October 2023 | A service marking the start of the Legal year (English) (Cymraeg)
Sunday 1 October 2023 | St Francis Pet Service
Saturday 29 April 2023 | The Installation and Welcome of the Right Reverend Mary Stallard as Bishop of Llandaff (English) (Cymraeg)
Wednesday 30 November 2022 | Choral Evensong marking the retirement of the Right Reverend June Osborne, Bishop of Llandaff
Sunday 20 November | The Collation and Installation of Canon Richard Peers as Dean of Llandaff
Friday 16 September | A Service of Prayer and reflection for the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Friday 8 July 2022 | A Service to celebrate the safe return of The 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards
Thursday 16 June 2022 | A Service to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict in the Falkland Islands