All are welcome at Hereford Cathedral for this year’s Epiphany Carol Service on Sunday 7 January at 3.30pm.

The service, which is sung by Hereford Cathedral Voluntary Choir and conducted by Peter Dyke, celebrates the Wise Men’s journey to see the infant Jesus and the manifestation of Christ to the world. 

Echoing the journey of the wise men, the choir, accompanied by organ scholar Jacob Costard on the Father Willis organ, move throughout the cathedral during the service. Starting far away in the south-east transept the choir will sing a variety of carols and hymns in different locations, leading up to a procession around the cathedral to The First Nowell. Readings within the service take us from the arrival of the Wise Men at Bethlehem to Christ’s baptism and first miracle at Cana.

Peter Dyke, Assistant Director of Music at Hereford Cathedral, says: “For many of us Christmas may feel as if it’s over once we are in January. But Epiphany links the Christmas story to Jesus’s later life and ministry, as, following the arrival of the wise men, the news of Christ’s birth starts to spread. This service has a magical atmosphere as the cathedral is filled with candles symbolising the light come into the world. There will also be carols, both familiar and less well-known.”

The Epiphany Carol Service at Hereford Cathedral will take place at 3.30 pm on Sunday 7 January. This service is open to everyone, and no tickets are required.

Image Credit: Hereford Cathedral Epiphany Carol Service 2022 c. Gordon Taylor