St Andrew's Holborn - interior view

Advent Carol Service & Reception 2021

Thursday 2 DECEMBER, 19:00–21:00

Alumni, Fellows, parents of current members, other friends of Downing and guests are all warmly invited to the annual College Advent Carol Service, this year at St Andrew Holborn Church, London. Situated conveniently at the Western edge of the City of London, close to Midtown and the West End, St Andrew Holborn occupies a wonderful site at Holborn Circus and has recently been refurbished.

The service will be led by the College Chaplain, The Rev'd Dr Keith Eyeons, with the Downing College Choir, which will be directed and accompanied by Louisa Denby, Hector Coley and Dominic Remedios.

The service is followed by a reception to catch up with friends over wine and mince pies from 20:00.

This year, we are asking all alumni and friends who book a ticket to the Advent Carol Service and reception to make a donation of £10 towards our Student Support Fund.  100% of your donation will be used to support our many student extracurricular activities, plus help those students who face an unexpected financial shortfall.

The Downing College Alumni Association plans to bring a small selection of merchandise to sell at this event. Please see the Downing Gifts website for more information.

We are also looking for volunteers to do readings during the service. If you would like to take part, please email us.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Booking will close on 19 November or earlier if the event is fully booked.

Please note, we expect around 200 people to attend this event. Additional seating will be available in the Galleries, but views are restricted. All seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage guests to arrive in good time.

If you have any access needs and require a seat in the nave, please email: as soon as possible.


Alumni & Development, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ. Telephone 01223 334850· Email  Registered with the Fundraising Regulator