Out of Stable

10th December 2022

What to do at Christmas when there’s no room in the inn – ie you’re in the middle of a major rebuilding programme.

Leicester Cathedral has the answer.

Leicester Cathedral – An Out of Stable Experience

This year it has chosen as its theme living “Out Of The Stable`’ and is living as a community outside the Cathedral walls while its rebuilding and restoration project continues.

Its carved crib figures have gone into shops in the city creating a crib trail for people to discover, there’s a knitted posada looking for a room for the night and worship, concerts and carol services are taking place in shopping centres and churches across the city and beyond.

And all donations this year will be split between the Cathedral and the Wesley Hall Food Pantry to help support those in need in these challenging times.

The Revd Canon Emma Davies, Canon Precentor, explains:

“Christmas is approaching again, and at the Cathedral our theme this year is Out of the Stable.

“We are living as a community outside our Cathedral walls while the re-building and restoration project continues. We hope to explore over these weeks what it means for the crib scene – and the story it tells – to be outside too, and how we can take Jesus out of the manger and into the world around us.

“And we invite people to join us on this journey, whoever you are, however you feel, whatever you are facing in life at the moment.

“We know the world is a dark and disturbing place for so many of us right now. Yet the story we tell at Christmas is one of hope and light. Jesus comes as the light of the world …. may his blessing transform your life this Christmas and beyond.”

More information is available at www.leicestercathedral.org/christmas

Leicester Cathedral Revealed is a £12.7m Heritage Lottery Funded project to put the building back into good order, create more space for learning with a new Heritage Learning Centre, better manage visitor flow and improve the individual experience of being within the Cathedral with underfloor heating, level floors etc.  Taking inspiration from their forebears, the Arts and Crafts Movement, the vision is for Leicester Cathedral to be its very best as a place of worship, heritage, pilgrimage, hospitality, learning, sanctuary and celebration.

It hopes to reopen in Autumn 2023.

Leicester Cathedral - An Out of Stable Experience

More Advent events at cathedrals can be found here.