A Christmas Celebration at
Winchester Cathedral

Thursday 7th December 2017

A number of high profile personalities from the worlds of TV and Film are set to play their part in A Christmas Celebration at Winchester Cathedral on Thursday 7th December 2017. Headline readers confirmed so far include Catherine Tate, Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman and Timothy West, with a performance from renowned soprano, Claire Rutter. An exciting lineup of both musical and theatrical content, the event will include an uplifting variety of festive and magical performances with contributors from Hampshire musical groups including the wonderful Winchester Cathedral Girl Choristers, mixed in with a selection of festive congregational carols for everyone to join in with. All of which are coming together to help raise funds for The Murray Parish Trust and Breast Cancer Haven.

Doors open 7pm. Main performance starts 7.45pm.

Sadly, one of our celebrity hosts, David Tennant has advised that due to unforeseen circumstances, he is suddenly now unable to be present at our Christmas Celebration on 7th December at Winchester Cathedral. David is deeply sorry and disappointed, but is away filming on location and complications have meant that he is unavoidably detained. However, David has arranged for his very good friend and former Dr Who Assistant, Catherine Tate, to take his place! We hope our guests will understand that these things happen in the world of showbiz and continue to look forward to what will be a truly spectacular evening.

Sarah Parish, actress and co-founder of The Murray Parish Trust says. “We are so lucky to have such big names supporting this event and we will be doing everything we can to ensure that this will be a night to remember to raise as much funds as possible for these two incredible local charities.”

The Murray Parish Trust was founded by Sarah Parish and James Murray in memory of their late daughter, Ella-Jayne and our aim is to provide funds to advance paediatric emergency medicine. The Murray Parish Trust is currently campaigning to raise £2million, which will be match-funded by the Government, to build a brand new Paediatric Emergency and Trauma Department (A&E) which will serve the South of England and Channel Islands.

Sally Taylor, BBC South Today presenter and chair of The Breast Cancer Haven
Development Board says, “Once again, we are extremely grateful for this generous support
from our high profile friends. We are delighted to be working closely with The Murray Parish
Trust to deliver something very special for Winchester Cathedral this year.”

Breast Cancer Haven is the UK’s only national charity that specialises in offering a free
programme of personalised specialist help and support to anyone affected by breast cancer.
The centre in Titchfield opened in October 2015. The charity currently has five centres in
operation; London, Leeds, Hereford, Wessex and Worcester. A sixth is due to open this
October in the West Midlands (Solihull).

For more information visit www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk


Doors open at 7pm and the main performance starts at 7.45pm.
Tickets are on sale from Winchester Cathedral, just click the button below.

Price: £40 or £30
£20 (Restricted view extra tickets)
Cathedral Box Office Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 10.30am – 4pm
Saturday 11am – 3pm
Closed Sundays and bank holidays.

Tel: 01962 857275