11 Nov 2010, Posted by Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver

Christmas Schedule 2010

4th Sunday of Advent

(December 19, 2010)

10:30AM: Parish Eucharist and Christmas Tableau (with music by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir)

4:00PM: The Service of 9 Lessons and Carols (with Music by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir)

Christmas Eve

(December 24, 2010)
* Please Note: Our Christmas Eve services are very popular.
Come early to find seating.

1:00PM: Gospel Christmas for the City (with music by the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir)

4:00PM: Carols the City (with music by the Salvation Army Band)

8:00PM: Mass for the City (with music by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir)

11:00PM: Mass for the City (with music by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir)

Christmas Day

(December 25, 2010)

8:00AM: Holy Eucharist – (Homily by the Ven. Dr. Ellen Clark-King)

10:30AM: Family Service – (With a special Children’s Talk)

1st Sunday After Christmas

(December 26, 2010)

8:00AM: Holy Eucharist – (Homily by the Rev. Chris Dierkes)

10:30AM: Sung Eucharist – (Homily by the Rev. Chris Dierkes)

For Parking and Transportation Information during the Christmas Season, Click Here.

About Christmas

Prior to Christmas Day, much of Western Christianity celebrates four weeks of Advent (Click Here for our Advent Schedule). The final preparations for Christmas are made on Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Eve, Anglicans traditionally celebrate a midnight Mass (Eucharist) which begins either at or sometime before midnight on Christmas Day. Christmas Eve is so popular at Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver that we now provide worshippers with 4 separate services. Midnight Mass is held in churches throughout the world, and marks the beginning of Christmas Day. Christmas Day marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days.

Did you know?  There are two differing accounts which describe the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, appearing in only 2 Gospel narratives. These biblical accounts are found in the Gospel of Matthew, namely Matthew 1:18, and the Gospel of Luke, specifically Luke 1:26 and 2:40.

Discover the Truth About Santa!

This year the Cathedral will help answer little ones’ questions about the origin of Santa Claus.

The Cathedral will host a St. Nicholas exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 to Dec. 19. Displays include photos, icons, St. Nicholas traditions in other countries all provided by the St. Nicholas Center in Holland, Mich.

Sixteen story boards give background to the saint, his life story, stories and legends, and show how he has influenced faith traditions and customs around the world. St. Nicholas’ development into American Santa Claus is also included, and the saint is held up as an example for living.

For more information, Click Here.

The Cathedral Weekly Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship

Weekday Worship


  • 8:00AM Holy Eucharist
  • 10:30AM Parish Eucharist
  • 9:30PM Gregorian Chant – Compline (Returns January 16)
  • MON-FRI: 12:10PM Holy Communion
  • THURS: 7:30AM Eucharist with Fellowship Breakfast
  • THURS: 12:10PM Eucharist with Healing Prayers
  • SAT: 9:10AM Holy Communion

About Music at the Cathedral

Cathedral Choir


Cathedral Pipe Organ

Images of the Cathedral Choir and the Pipe Organ

Other Events at the Cathedral

There are numerous programs and events at the Cathedral, for someone just like you!

  • Programs and seminars will help you to explore the Christian faith in a mature way.
  • Open to everyone!
  • Topics range from ethics, the meaning of life, the role of religion in society, progressive religion, and much more!
  • You will find new courses and seminars posted often, so visit this site often to see what will be of interest to you!

See our Events Calendar for upcoming offerings.
See our Featured Events List for special events of interest.

General Accessibility and Assistance Info

A wheelchair ramp is located at the east door on Georgia. Drop off is possible in the lane between the Cathedral and the building next door. Please call 604-682-3848 or email office@cathedral.vancouver.bc.ca for assistance.

An ASL interpreter for the deaf community communicates the 10:30 am service from in front of the pulpit. Hearing assistance by switching hearing aids to the t-function setting.

Large print books and bulletins are available from greeters before the 10:30 am service.