Welcome to the Cathedral Church of Saint Deiniol, Bangor. The Cathedral is open for visitors Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm and Saturdays 10.30am – 1pm.



Celebrate this joyous time of year with our special Advent and Christmas services and events.


llinosSunday 14th December,15:15,
A Ceremony of Carols.

A performance of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols by the Choristers of the Cathedral with harpist Mared Emlyn. Free admission.


tea-lights-502779_1920Wednesday 17th December, 19:30,
Carols by 1000 Candles.

Our ever popular choral concert, sung by the Cathedral Choir with sacred and secular readings. Don’t forget to bring your torch!

Tickets £8, concessions £5 available from the Cathedral bookshop.

tree leafle18th to 28th December
Christmas Tree Festival.

Forty Christmas trees will again be on display throughout the Cathedral from the traditional to the unexpected. Free Admission

Thursday 18th December , 17:30 Opening of the Christmas Tree Festival
Our renowned Christmas tree festival opens with this special service, with music from the Cathedral choir and pupils from Ysgol Cae Top. Free admission.

Saturday 20th December, 11:00 Handbell Ringers.
Cylchau’r Enfys Handbell Ringers will perform as part of the
Christmas Tree Festival. Free admission 

Monday 22nd December, The Christmas Truce – A Short Play
A short play written by Mared Lewis, directed and organized by
BLAS Pontio Coordinator Mared Elliw Huws and performed by
Gethin Rees Roberts and Huw Harvey of Bangor University’s
Welsh Language Drama Society.

Sunday 21st December , 16:00,
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Our traditional service of carols and readings, with the Cathedral Choir. Free admission


Wednesday 24th December

15:00 Crib and Christingle service-for the young and the young at heart.

23:30 Midnight Mass of the Nativity. Preacher—The Bishop of Bangor.

Thursday 25th December


08:30 Eucharist

09:30 Cymun Bendigaid.  Pregethwr—Esgob Bangor

11:00    Choral Eucharist for Christmas Morning.  Preacher—The Dean of Bangor.


Regular Services


8:30am Eucharist

9:30am Cymun Bendigaid

11:00am Choral Eucharist

12:30pm Epic in the Diocesan Centre

3:15pm Choral Evensong

Weekdays – No Service on Saturdays

Daily: 10:30am Holy Eucharist

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am Morning Prayer (but not during the month of August)

Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30pm Choral Evensong (not during summer school holidays unless there is a visiting choir)

19th Century Restoration


During the nineteenth century the population of Bangor increased rapidly, and several attempts were



About the year 530AD a man of noble birth named Deiniol settled on this

The Bangor Pontifical


Bangor Cathedral can boast of a rich and varied library. Its greatest treasure is

The Choir


Visiting the Cathedral in the mid fourteenth century, the poet Dafydd ap Gwilym observed:

The Organ


The first reference we have of an organ in the Cathedral comes in the