Hereford Cathedral Choir will be singing in London on Tuesday 5 December as part of a service to mark the beginning of Advent.

Since 2010, Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust has arranged an annual Advent Service in London at the Royal Military Chapel (Guards’ Chapel) at Wellington Barracks. The service opens with an Act of Remembrance for the members of the Special Air Service who have been killed in the course of their duties since the Second World War. The service then continues with a sequence of Bible readings and Advent carols which point towards the coming of Jesus, Prince of Peace, at Christmas.

Initially developed to celebrate the links that Hereford Cathedral has with local military groups, the service has now become a way for supporters of the cathedral, who work or live in London, to hear Hereford Cathedral Choir close to Christmas and to join in an act of Advent worship. The evening also serves as a fundraiser for the Perpetual Trust, which supports the choir and educational outreach, as well as the long-term sustainability of Hereford Cathedral’s worship, ministry and mission.

Nat Hone DL, Chair of Trustees says: “We have been very fortunate over the years to receive much generosity and kindness from Wellington Barracks and are very grateful to all of those who are involved in helping to organise the service. We have received a very warm welcome from all at the chapel and barracks and would like to thank in particular Major General J M H Bowder OBE, the Major General commanding the Household Division, and The Reverend Deiniol Morgan CF, the Senior Chaplain to the Household Division and London District.”

The service takes place at the Guards’ Chapel, London, on Tuesday 5 December at 6.30 pm and entry is by ticket only. For more information and to apply for tickets, please contact the Trust Office on 01432 374 260 or click here to order tickets online.

Photo Credit: A Service for Advent in London 2022 by Caroline Potter