Christmas in City churches and Southwark Cathedral

St Mary-le-Bow is closed until Wednesday 2 January, the ninth day of Christmas, but some City churches are staying open.

St Bartholomew-the-Great has a Christmas vigil Mass as early as 12.30pm on Christmas Eve which is handy for those who are working overnight.

The Church re-opens at 11pm for Midnight Mass starting at 11.45pm with blessing of the Crib and procession with choir and trumpets.

At both All Hallows-by-the-Tower and St Stephen Walbrook the 11.30pm Midnight Mass is by candlelight.

Across the river at Southwark Cathedral there is a Building the Crib Service for families at 4pm on Christmas Eve. Doors open at 9.30pm for the 11.30pm Midnight Mass.

Boxing Day is also St Stephen’s Day and the place to be is St Stephen’s Gloucester Road where the Solemn Mass is at 11am.

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