Worship & Services
Regular Services & Prayer Times at the Abbey (Please see special services at the end of this list.)
- Morning Prayer
Mon-Sat 8.30am – 8.45am. Please use the south door, near the pedestrian crossing over Abbey Foregate.
- Private Prayer & Quiet Contemplation
We invite everyone of faith or of none, to visit the Abbey Monday to Saturday, to come to sit quietly, to pray, to light a candle for a loved one in the Lady Chapel. We particularly keep 11.00am to 3.00pm as Abbey Quiet Time.
- Midday Prayer
Prayers are said for a few minutes at midday every day, Monday to Saturday, led by one of our Day Chaplains. Afterwards they will gladly pray with you or answer any questions.
- Midweek Holy Communion
We have a popular service of Holy Communion each Wednesday at midday. It takes place in our Lady Chapel and lasts about 40 minutes.
- Sunday Services
- 11.00am Choral Eucharist. Services are said when the choir is absent during August,
- 3.00pm Choral Evensong. In the choir’s absence we hold Evening Prayer.
St Peter’s Church, Monkmoor Road
- Holy Communion Sundays at 10.00am
- Morning Worship replaces Holy Communion on the 4th Sunday each month.
Special Services at the Abbey 2023
The Abbey Choir is absent from 24th July until 10th September. Services will be said during that time, apart from the weekend of 5th/6th August and Evensong on 20th – please see below.
- Tuesday 29th August, 12.00pm – Funeral of Andrew Norris.
- Saturday 5th August – Choral Evensong, 5.30pm, sung by the Elizabeth Singers of Cardiff
- Sunday 6th August – Eucharist,11:00am; Evensong at 3.00pm, sung by the Elizabeth Singers of Cardiff
- Sunday 20th August – Evensong at 3.00pm to be sung by the St Eligius Singers
- Monday 18th September – Servers Service, 7.00pm
- Sunday 24th September – Harvest Festival, 11:00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
- Saturday 7th October, Special Woodard Schools’ Choral Evensong, 4.30pm (see our Events page)
- Sunday 5th November, Eucharist for All Saints, 11.00am; Choral Evensong for All Souls, 3.00pm
- Christmas Eve – Choral Eucharist, 11.00am; Crib Service, 3.00pm; Carol Service, 6.00pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm
- Christmas Day – Choral Eucharist, 11.00am; (no Evensong)
Special Services at the Abbey 2024
- Sunday 7th January – Epiphany – Special Eucharist, 11.00am
- Thursday 25th January – Conversion of St Paul – Eucharist, 7.00pm
- Sunday 4th February – Candlemas – Eucharist, 11.00am
- Sunday 17th March – Legal Service replaces Evensong, 3.00pm
- Sunday 24th March – Palm Sunday – Special Eucharist, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
- Monday 25th March – Annunciation – Eucharist 7.00pm
- Tuesday 26th March (Holy Week) – Compline, 7.00pm
- Wednesday 27th March (Holy Week) – Compline, 7.00pm
- Thursday 28th March (Maundy Thursday) – Eucharist & Vigil, 7.00pm
- Friday 29th March (Good Friday) – 12.00pm – 3.00pm, including Liturgy, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
- Saturday 30th March (Holy Saturday) – Vigil Mass, 8.00pm
- Sunday 31st March – Easter Day – High Mass, 11.00am; Festal Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
- Thursday 9th May(Ascension Day) – Eucharist & Procession, 7.30pm
- Sunday 19th May (Pentecost) – High Mass & Procession, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
- Sunday 26th May (Trinity Sunday) – High Mass, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
- Thursday 30th May (Corpus Christi) – Eucharist, 7.30pm
- Sunday 30th June (SS Peter & Paul) – Patronal Eucharist, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
- Thursday 11th July (St Benedict) – Eucharist, 7.30pm
- Sunday 28th July (St Bartholomew) – Eucharist, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
- Tuesday 6th August (Transfiguration) – Eucharist, 7.00pm
- Thursday 15th August (Assumption) – Eucharist, 7.00pm
- Sunday 15th September (Holy Cross) – High Mass, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
- Sunday 3rd November – Service for All Saints, 11.00am; Service for All Souls, 3.00pm
- Sunday 1st December (Advent Sunday) – Eucharist, 11.00; Advent Carol Service, 3.00pm
- Christmas Eve – Crib Service, 3.00pm; Carol Service, 6.00pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm
- Christmas Day – High Mass, 11.00am; (no Evensong)