Chelmsford Cathedral
Regular Services and Music Lists


Chelmsford Cathedral is home to a thriving worshipping community of all ages, and a centre of worship for people and communities across Essex and east London.

Worship is at the heart of everything we do here, and you are welcome to join us on Sundays and through the week. Some of our services are great celebrations with many hundreds of people; others are more intimate times of prayer and meditation. Visitors are always welcome – and Christian worship is a powerful way to learn more about the Christian faith and the life of the Christian community.

The cathedral is open every day of the year. Please come in, light a candle, say a prayer  simply enjoy the tranquillity of this special place. To see the weekly music booklet for this weeks' evening services, please click here.


8.00am   Holy Communion: a simple said celebration of about 35 minutes
9.30am   Parish Eucharist: a lively celebration for people of all ages lasting about 70 minutes
11.15am   Choral Eucharist or Mattins: sung by the cathedral choir about 70 minutes

Choral Evensong: sung by the cathedral choir lasting about an hour

Weekdays and Saturdays 

7.45am   Morning Prayer: a very simple time of prayer with psalms and readings, lasting about 15 minutes and followed by 15 minutes of silence
8.15am   Holy Communion: a simple celebration lasting about 25 minutes
10.00am   Holy Communion (Thursday): a simple celebration lasting about 25 minutes
12.35pm   Holy Communion (Wednesday): a simple celebration lasting about 25 minutes
12.00pm   Midday Prayers and Quiet Hour: an invitation to enjoy the stillness of the cathedral
5.15pm   Choral Evensong (term time - except Wednesdays and most Saturdays where it is a said service): a meditative service with beautiful music lasting about 40 minutes


The Services & Music list contains full details about Cathedral services; click below to download.


Current List

Sunday 2 December - Saturday 29 December

Past Lists

Sunday 4 November - Saturday 1 December

Sunday 21 October - Saturday 3 November

Sunday 23 September - Saturday 20 October

Sunday 26 August - Saturday 22 September

Sunday 29 July - Saturday 25 August

Sunday 1 July - Saturday 27 July

Sunday 3 June - Saturday 30 June

Sunday 20 May - Saturday 2 June

Sunday 22 April - Saturday 19 May

Sunday 25 March - Saturday 21 April

Sunday 25 February - Saturday 24 March

Sunday 28 January - Saturday 24 February

Sunday 31 December - Saturday 27 January


Thursday 29 March 11am

Maundy Thursday Diocesan Eucharist.  Please click here for an Order of Service

Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd December 6.30pm

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.  Please click here for an Order of Service

Sunday 1 October 11.15am

County Harvest Service.  Please click here for Order of Service

Saturday 30 September , 10am, 2pm & 6pm

Ordination Service.  Please click here for Order of Service

Sunday 24 September, 3.30pm

Installation Service for the Archdeacon of Harlow.  Please click here for Order of Service

Sunday 12 March, 3.30pm

Choral Eucharist Farewell to Archdeacon Martin.  Please click here for Order of Service 

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