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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Start date
24 December 2014
End date
24 December 2014
King's College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1ST
+44 (0) 1223 331250 (chapel office)
The Drummer Street bus station is around five minutes' walk from the College.
Please note that the College has no parking spaces. The town car parks are a relatively short distance from the College, but do allow extra time for parking since the city is always busy.

The original service of Nine Lessons and Carols derives from a service which the clergyman E W Benson first gave in the wooden hut he called Truro Cathedral on Christmas Eve, 1880. Benson went on to become Archbishop of Canterbury, which is probably how his favourite service became so popular. Bear in mind that anyone joining the queue before 9am should gain admission, but this is not guaranteed, and young children are not advised to attend.

Other Events

  • Christmas & New Year Ghost Tour

    22 Dec

    Scudamore's Punting Company's Christmas & New Year Ghost Tour combines a spine-chilling, candle-lit punting tour with a spooky guided walk through Cambridge. It starts at the Mill Lane station and finishes at Market Square. Booking is recommended.
  • Sculpture Promenade

    22 Dec

    After the success of its inaugural year, Cambridge's Sculpture Promenade returns to the grounds of the Fitzwilliam Museum. A free installation of contemporary sculpture, it showcases works by some of the most talented artists working today.