Worshippers flock to Salisbury Cathedral over Christmas

Salisbury Cathedral was one of many cathedrals experiencing a rise in attendance at its Christmas services.

All services saw an increase in attendance, and some people had to be turned away from the Advent service, Darkness to Light, because all seats were taken/the cathedral reached its capacity.

Bishop Stephen said: "It was wonderful to celebrate with so many people at a service at the Cathedral over Christmas, particularly post Covid. For so many people the desire to be still, to worship is an integral part of their Christmas. I pray that all those who worshipped in churches across the diocese had faith renewed and fellowship rekindled this Christmas."

Anglican cathedrals across England have reported figures that were not only up on 2022, 2021 and 2020, as congregations recover after the pandemic, but were in many cases even higher than those seen in 2019, the last 'normal' Christmas before Covid-19 hit.

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