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Hitchin Priory Rotary Club Christmas Charity Quiz The quiz will be sold for £2 at various outlets including Hitchin Information at 1A Churchyard. www.hitchinprioryrotaryclub.org

Market Theatre The Children’s Christmas Show: RUMPELSTILTSKIN 6a Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AE Sat 14th - Sat 28th December 2019 All tickets £11 - available from www.markettheatre.co.uk or by calling 01462 433553

Sat 14th - 11.30am & 1.30pm Sun 15th - 2.00pm Sat 21st - 11.30am & 1.30pm Sun 22nd - 2.00pm Mon 23rd - 5.00pm Fri 27th - 2.00pm & 4.00pm Sat 28th - 11.30am & 1.30pm The children’s Christmas play this year is a re-working of the legendary tale of the mischievous villain who demands we guess her name. With the moral of the danger of telling lies hidden within the play, only with the help of the children will we achieve a happy outcome and outwit the naughty Rumpelstiltskin. Great fun and magical entertainment for children of all ages, although it is aimed specifically at 4 to 9 year olds!


The wonderful J.M. Barrie classic is given the full Market Theatre treatment but will follow the original script occasionally. Madness and hilarity in equal measure as always with more characters than you can shake a stick at. Oh, yes, there is!

Mon 9th December - 7.30pm All tickets £16 - available via www.marketheatre.co.uk or by visiting: https://www. ticketsignite.com/event/1572/ christmas-cracker-cabaret

Thursday 28th November 2019 Saturday 28th March 2020 All tickets £17 - available from www.markettheatre.co.uk or by calling 01462 433553

It’s that time of year again! Oh, yes, it is! That time of year again when you visit the Market Theatre to get your annual dose of sexual innuendo, slick comedy, awful jokes, cringing comedy and heaps of jaw aching laughter.

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Market THEATRE: CHRISTMAS CRACKER CABARET

Market Theatre THE ADULT PANTO: PETER PANTIES

November 2019 Thurs 28th - 7.30pm Fri 29th - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Sat 30th - 7.30pm & 9.00pm December 2019 Thurs 5th Dec - 7.30pm Fri 6th Dec - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Sat 7th Dec - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Wed 11th - 7.30pm Thurs 12th - 7.30pm Fri 13th - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Sat 14th - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Mon 16th - 7.30pm Tues 17th - 7.30pm Wed 18th - 7.30pm Thurs 19th - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Fri 20th - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Sat 21st - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Mon 23rd - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Fri 27th - 7.30pm & 9.00pm Sat 28th - 7.30pm & 9.00pm

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Queen Mother Theatre: Cinderella Friday 6th to Sunday 15th December 2019 Location: In the Main Theatre By: Bancroft Players www.queenmothertheatre.org.uk by calling 01462 455166 The QMT Panto written and directed by Richard and Denise Lovelock. Cinderella is working her fingers to the bone, dreaming of a better life, while her two Ugly Sisters plot and scheme. But after a surprise visit from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s life is turned upside down. Cinderella is transported from rags to riches into a world of glittering ball gowns, enchantment and handsome princes...but do happy endings only exist in fairy tales? This timeless tale is packed with sing-along songs, sensational costumes and hilarious jokes for the whole family to enjoy. Book your tickets today... Your carriage awaits!

Following last year’s success, we are delighted to be hosting another evening of Christmas songs sung by a fantastic array of West End performers and some special guests! The show is brought to us by Lauren Osborn, as recently seen on the BBC show ‘All Together Now’ and also a regular Market Theatre performer. Book now as this is guaranteed to be a great pre-Christmas treat.


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Friday

29th

November Jolly Brown Winter Festive Market The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 4pm-9.30pm Free entry. Local handmade sustainable festive gifts and produce. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

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Nativity Crib Festival St Ippolyts Church 11am-5pm Once again, we kick the festive season off to a start with our truly amazing Nativity Crib Festival. We will be filling the church with as many cribs as we can persuade people to lend us (last year we had almost 200) They come from all around the world, are every shape and size and are made from everything you could imagine (including citrus peel and banana leaves!) Best of all each has its own “story” saying why it is important to its owner. We will also have a “living Crib” - use our dressing up clothes to create your own nativity scene (if you take a photo it will make a beautiful, personal Christmas Card.) Naturally we will be serving delicious cakes and you have the chance to win a crib of your own. Entry is £3, children are free and there is parking on the school playground. For more information. Barbara.thomas@live.co.uk 01462 421647

Christmas Lights Switch On After Party Kite At The Red Hart, Bucklersbury

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Late Night Opening Christmas Tree Lights Switch On Market Place from 12 noon Lights switch-on at 6pm Live music and choirs from 12 noon on the stage on the Market Place and at 5.30pm Hitchin Sea Cadets lead our Santa’s parade, which starts from Bancroft, joined by many of our local businesses and community groups. Santa will switch on the Christmas Tree Lights at 6pm on the Market Place. Followed by live music from The New Town Centres. Delicious food and drink available.

Christmas Afternoon Tea Molly’s Tea Room, Bancroft £18.50pp Book Molly’s Tea Room for your Christmas Afternoon Tea party today whether it’s for your office or a family treat with each tasty morsel made fresh for you. Book 48 hours in advance. Call in to book. Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm, Sunday: 11am to 5pm. 01462 337470. www.mollystearoom.co.uk Available until 3rd January 2020.

The Groundworks, Churchyard During Christmas lights switch-on serving mince pies, mulled wine and hot drinks.

Live Music: The X-Certs The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 9pm Indie rock. www.thevictoriahitchin.com


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Monday

Sunday

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DECEMBER Nativity Crib Festival St Ippolyts Church 11am-5pm

Hitchin Folk Club

with John Tams and Barry Coope The Sun Hotel, 8.15pm Described by Mojo as “one of the ultimate British songwriters”, John has had a career spanning over four decades. He is the most engaging of performers, singer and guitarist and Barry is a fabulous singer and keyboard player. Together they bring a wealth of experience, innovation and tradition to their captivating performances. www.johntams.co.uk

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DECEMBER Christmas Craft Market Hitchin Boys School Grammar School Walk From 6pm Festive fun open to all, enjoy the big Christmas tree in the quad, singing from the choir, Father Christmas’s grotto, market stalls in the main hall and food stalls in canteen.

Tuesday

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DECEMBER Wreath Making Workshop with The Basement Florist Vic Barn, The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 6.30pm www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Hitchin Light Orchestra ‘Winter Warmer’ Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, 7.30pm, £10 With special guest performance by “Phat Sax”. Tickets from chris@pink-champagne.co.uk or orchestra members or Hitchin Information, 1A Churchyard.

Wednesday

4th

DECEMBER Wreath Making Workshop with The Basement Florist Vic Barn, The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 6.30pm www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Christmas Quiz Supper The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 8.30pm, £10 per person, bookings only www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Tedesca Quartet Concert Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, 8pm Tickets £15, pre-concert dining £20 Box Office 01462 459446 www.benslowmusic.org


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Thanking customers both old & new for your continued loyalty & support. The Vic was purpose built in 1865 to serve its community and very proudly continues to do so today. We not only offer great food & drink but also a varied events calendar including live music, pie nights, st food Fridays, breakfast clubs, quiz nights, beer & music festivals, a unique private function room, a community space & a warm welcome. Visit our website & follow our social media pages for all the news. We look forward to keeping you well fed, watered & entertained throughout 2020. - Cheers Hitchin CASK MARQUE APPROVED // GOOD BEER GUIDE ENTRANTS 2020 // 5* FOOD RATED

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Thursday

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DECEMBER HITCHIN LATES Hitchin Town Centre until 8.30pm Hitchin’s retailers will be staying open until 8.30pm on the three Thursdays leading up to Christmas. Come and support your local town.

Pod Squad Festive Block Party @The Pilates Pod Bancroft, 5pm-7pm

The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 6pm-9pm Christmas craft fair with live music and street food. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

The Story of Christmas Art Walsworth Community Centre, Woolgrove Road 7pm, £6 Join James Willis for this illustrated lecture telling the story of Christmas and its art over the centuries. Tickets from Hitchin Information, 1A Churchyard or on the door.

The classic tale of Christmas brought to life from Dicken’s Original text. The perfect start to your festive season. Mulled wine, mince pies, goose sandwiches, festive ale and Christmas cheer and a chance to hear the tale at close quarters with even a goose raffle! Performance runs for 1hr 40 minutes with interval. Tickets £10 available from www.vintageverse.co.uk or https://www.wegottickets.com/ event469461

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DECEMBER Christmas Tree Festival Preview Evening & Concert

A One-Man Performance of A Christmas Carol

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Rd, SG5 1QG, 6.30pm-9pm (Concert 7.45pm)

The classic tale of Christmas brought to life from Dicken’s original text. The perfect start to your festive season. Seasonal refreshments, historic surroundings and no tickets needed. A warm welcome awaits. Donations for the church and performers. Performance runs for 1hr 40 minutes with interval and festive refreshments. www.vintageverse.co.uk

Wakelin & Son Coffee Shop, Carling Building off Market Place. Doors 7pm, show 7.30pm

Friday

Open door for clients, guests and businesses to try mini taster sessions, watch demos, shop for present ideas, and enjoy some nibbles and drinks. Every attendee will receive a goody bag and one lucky winner can win a 1 year membership. Register you are coming at: www.thepilatespod.co.uk

St Mary’s Church Doors 7pm, show 7.30pm

A One-Man Performance of A Christmas Carol

Be among the first to enjoy the delightful display of decorated trees, before a concert of seasonal music, given by Holy Saviour’s two choirs and friends. Mulled wine and light refreshments included! Tickets £12 from 01462 712212 and Hitchin Information, 1A Churchyard.

Hitchin Films: Eighth Grade (15) Richard Whitmore Studio, Queen Mother Theatre Woodside, 8pm Tickets £6 Kayla is thirteen and on the brink of graduating from middle school. This coming of age story perfectly portrays the agonies of growing up and today’s social media obsession.

Live Music: Tom Braggins The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 9pm www.thevictoriahitchin.com


Saturday

7th

DECEMBER Big Weekend Hitchin Town Centre from 12 noon-4pm Watch the Marching Band lead our Reindeer Parade from Hitchin Boy’s School along the High Street into the Market Place where Santa will be receiving visitors in his Grotto! Meet the Elves and watch the Mix n’ Mingle entertainers perform their magic and have a ride on the Santa Express Land Train.

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‘Meet The Designer’ Gatwards, Market Place 11am-4pm

Kite At The Red Hart, Bucklersbury Tel: 01462 441551 www.kiteredhart.co.uk

The Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival 2019 Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Rd, SG5 1QG 11.45am-6pm, doors open 11.30am for grand switch on of lights Admission £4, accompanied children free. Come and see 50 beautifully decorated trees in a lovely setting, with seasonal music from local musicians and choirs. It’s a wonderful way to start your Christmas! Lunches and tea available. Further information from ctf@holysaviourhitchin.org.uk and Facebook: Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival.

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DECEMBER Big Weekend Hitchin Town Centre from 11am-4pm Meet Santa and the Elves in Santa’s Grotto, watch the Mix n’ Mingle entertainers perform their magic and have a ride on the Santa Express Land Train.

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Rd SG5 1QG 11.45am-6pm Admission £4, accompanied children free.

Live Music: Sunday Sessions Acoustic Night

Christmas Craft at the Library Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas craft and colouring and help us create a Winter Wonderland for the Children’s Library display. Free event, donations welcomed.

Sunday

The Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival 2019

An in-store event. Winner of Jewellery Designer of the year for 2019-2020, Lucy Quartermaine and internationally acclaimed designer, Vicky Smith of Vixi designs will both be here to showcase their beautiful collections. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco and browse their jewellery collections with the opportunity to speak to the designers themselves about the inspiration behind their designs.

Hitchin Library, Paynes Park, 11am-12pm

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Christmas Bottomless Brunch

Live Music: Gasoline Alley The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 9pm Blues band. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 7.30pm 3 acts from 7.30pm. www.thevictoriahitchin.com


In the Market Place For the Small Business Celebrating Christmas Cheer Wishing one and all a peaceful and prosperous New Year

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Sunday 8th December continued

Hitchin Folk Club with Megson The Sun Hotel, 8.15pm A different show from this much-loved local duo tonight, their Christmas Show! Megson draw heavily on their Teeside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. They have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. www.megsonmusic.co.uk

Monday

9th

DECEMBER

Wednesday

11th

DECEMBER Hitchin Flower Club Church House, Churchyard 7pm Hands on Christmas Floral Workshop with tutor Sue Pap 7pm for 7.30pm, pre-booking essential. For information telephone: Michelle 01462 637874

Christmas Hangman Quiz Kite At The Red Hart, Bucklersbury Tel: 01462 441551 www.kiteredhart.co.uk

Benslow Music

Monday Afternoon Concert, Benslow Lane Tickets £10 on the door includes afternoon tea. Box Office 01462 459446 www.benslowmusic.org

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Creative Crafters The Radcliffe Arms Walsworth Road 7.30pm-9.30pm £17 per person Decorate a large wooden Christmas jumper decoration and a large ceramic Christmas tree light. To book www.thecreationstation. co.uk/chantal-craig.

Xmas Quiz Night The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 8pm Walk-in’s welcome, no bookings £2pp entry, bar snacks. 6pm-9pm. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Thursday

12th

DECEMBER HITCHIN LATES Hitchin Town Centre until 8.30pm Hitchin’s retailers will be staying open until 8.30pm on the three Thursdays leading up to Christmas. Come and support your local town.

Hitchin Thespians presenT Christmas at Woodside 2019 Woodside Hall, 7.45pm The annual tradition – but with a twist! Join the Thespians as they combine their concert and musical theatre expertise in an immersive entertainment which will unfold around you, full of both the joys and the poignancy of Christmas. Mince pies and glass of punch included. Tickets £12.50 available from www.hitchinthespians.org.uk email: boxoffice@hitchinthespians. org.uk or 01462 641575

Xmas Pie Night The Victoria PH Ickleford Road, 6pm-9pm Bookings only. www.thevictoriahitchin.com


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Friday

Ark Farm & Living Nativity

Live Music: Popscene

Market Place from 1.30pm

The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 9pm

Ark Farm are back on the Market Place.

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Popscene, brit pop and Indie band. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

DECEMBER Live Music: The Skeltons Country Music The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 9pm www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Saturday

14th

DECEMBER

ECO ELF GROTTO Market Place 11am-3pm The team at Wholesome Weigh are bringing you a grotto with a difference! You’ll be able to make your own upcycled decorations in the Elves Workshop and buy recycled wrapping paper.

Local Produce and Craft Market Churchyard Walk & Hitchin Market

Buzzworks

Sunday

15th

DECEMBER

Churchyard Walk

Market Place, 10am-4pm

Selling pure local honey from their Hitchin Apiary, £5 per 12 oz jar. Ideal stocking fillers! Also bee-design beeswax wraps, £14 per pack of three and natural soap using their honey, £5 per bar.

The ever popular Giant Snow Globe makes a welcome return to the Market Place! Lots of fun to be had playing in the snow.

North Herts Guild of Singers

Giant Snow Globe

Christmas Concert 2019 St Mary’s Church 7.30pm Programme: Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noel as well as a selection of carols for Choir and Choir and Audience. Conductor: Harry Bradford; accompanist Colin Spinks.

Giant Snow Globe Market Place, 10am-4pm The ever popular Giant Snow Globe makes a welcome return to the Market Place! Lots of fun to be had playing in the snow.

Carols round the Christmas Tree Market Place, 4pm With Churches Together from Hitchin & Hitchin Community Brass.


The Beauty Elves at Pebble are excited to help you get ready for Santa. You need to book in very soon as our Elves are very popular...

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Sunday 15th December continued

ECO ELF GROTTO Market Place 11am-3pm The team at Wholesome Weigh are bringing you a grotto with a difference! You’ll be able to make your own upcycled decorations in the Elves Workshop and buy recycled wrapping paper.

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Tuesday

17th

DECEMBER Xmas Pie Night

Monday

16th

DECEMBER Christmas Readings in the Library Hitchin Library, Paynes Park, 7pm to 8.30pm After a wonderfully festive evening last year, we’ve decided to make Christmas Readings at the Library a tradition; join us for readings from Christmas tales and poems, accompanied by wine and mince pies. Tickets £3 available from Hitchin Information or Hitchin Library.

The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road 6pm-9pm bookings only. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

As One Community Choir Christmas Concert

Wednesday

Zeo Church, Bedford Road 7.30pm-9.30pm £10 adults u18s £5, u10s free

DECEMBER

With Herts of Love Choir and special guest Gershom Brown, member of The Kingdom Choir. Tickets from Maison Blanc, Bancroft or David’s Bookshop, Letchworth. www.asonecchoir.org

18th

Xmas Pie Night The Victoria PH, Ickleford 6pm-9pm bookings only. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Rotary Christmas Carols Market Place, 8pm Christmas truly begins with Rotary Club of Hitchin, Hitchin Band and St Mary’s Choir.

Festive Folk Craic-Kers The Highlander, Upper Tilehouse St free Live music with Celtic Krystal.


LUNCHTIME TALK WITH

TRICIA THOMPSON “Don’t forget the paper chains” a Wartime Christmas From rationing to air raids, the blackout to gas masks come and meet Mrs Brown as she remembers Christmas on the home front during the war years. This fun-filled talk looks at the way ordinary people coped during the war years and how everyone still managed to have a good time despite the bombing and shortages. Have some fun with Mrs Brown and join in with the songs that kept everyone’s spirits up – oh and don’t forget your gas mask! The talk begins with a substantial three-course set Christmas lunch.

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Thursday

19th

DECEMBER

Traditional Vintage Gallopers Carousel

Live Music: The New Town Centres Xmas Party

Market Place, 10am-5pm

The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 9pm

Live Music: Lawrence Hill and Dave Foster Xmas Special

www.thevictoriahitchin.com

The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 8pm

HITCHIN LATES Hitchin Town Centre until 8.30pm Hitchin’s retailers will be staying open until 8.30pm on the three Thursdays leading up to Christmas. Come and support your local town.

Xmas Pie Night The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road 6pm-9pm bookings only. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Friday

20th

DECEMBER Lunchtime Christmas Talk With Tricia Thompson Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, 12 noon Don’t Forget the Paper Chains: A Wartime Christmas. Tickets £35 (includes three-course Christmas lunch). Box Office 01462 459446 www.benslowmusic.org

www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Saturday

21st

DECEMBER Christmas Rhymes and Stories at the Library Hitchin Library, Paynes Park 10.15am for Rhyme Time and 2pm for Storytime We’ll be singing in the library the Saturday before Christmas, so join us for some festival tunes with your little ones. Later in the day, we’ll be having a special Christmas Storytime too, full of some of our Christmas favourites. Free events, donations welcomed.

Traditional Vintage Gallopers Carousel Market Place, 10am-5pm

St Mary’s Choir Lunchtime Concert St Mary’s Church, 1pm Join St Mary’s Choir in the magnificent setting of St Mary’s Church. Traditional Carols and songs, led by Director of Music, Alan Childs. Donations gratefully received towards Choir expenses and trips throughout the year. Free entry.

Cocktails & Canapes The Groundworks, Churchyard Enjoy acoustic music, Christmas cocktails and festive canapes. Tickets available from Ground Works or via email. More info at: www.groundworks.co.uk


Award-winning jewellers Gatwards. Putting the Sparkle into Christmas since 1760. 20 MARKET PLACE, HITCHIN, HERTFORDSHIRE, SG5 1DU TEL: 01462 434273 | www.gatwardsofhitchin.co.uk


Sunday

22nd

DECEMBER Traditional Vintage Gallopers Carousel Market Place, 10am-5pm

Hitchin Folk Club with An Albion Christmas

Live Music: Sunday Sessions Acoustic Night Xmas Special The Victoria PH, Ickleford Road, 7.30pm 3 acts from 7.30pm. www.thevictoriahitchin.com

Monday

23rd

DECEMBER

24th

DECEMBER Soul Power The Cooper’s Arms, Tilehouse Street, 8pm Motown, soul funk classic tunes.

Christmas Live Music: Thumping Tommy’s Kite At The Red Hart Bucklersbury Tel: 01462 441551 www.kiteredhart.co.uk

The Sun Hotel, 8.15pm Specially formed for the festive period and featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings. The show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain. www.albionchristmas.co.uk This is an all ticket event: Members £16/non-member£18.

Tuesday

Traditional Vintage Gallopers Carousel Market Place, 10am-5pm


Christmas Services

For further information about each church visit www.cthitchin.org.uk St Mary’s Church of England

The Churchyard (01462) 452758 Christmas Eve - 4.00pm Crib Service 7.00pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 11.30pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day - 10.00am Family Communion Service

Holy Saviour Church of England

Radcliffe Road (01462) 456140 Christmas Eve - 4.00pm Crib service 11.30pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day - 10.00am Family Communion Service

St Mark’s Church of England

Lancaster Avenue (01462) 434686 Sunday 22nd - 10.45am Sunday School Nativity and Carols 6.30pm - Service of Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve - 2.00 pm and 4.00pm Family Crib Services 11.30pm Midnight Communion Service Christmas Day - 10.00am Family Christmas Communion

St Faith’s Church of England/Methodist

Corner of Cambridge Road and Woolgrove Road (01462) 456842 Sunday 22nd - 4.00pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve - 4.00pm Crib service 11.00pm Midnight Eucharist Christmas Day - 9.30am All Age Christmas Eucharist

Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew RC Church Corner of Nightingale Road and Grove Road (01462) 459126 Sunday 22nd - 6.15pm Carol Service Christmas Eve - 10.00am Mass 4.00pm Children’s Nativity 9.00pm Carols, readings and Christmas Vigil Mass Christmas Day - 8.30am and 10.30am Mass (No 5.00pm Mass)

Christchurch United Reformed/Methodist Bedford Road (01462) 451720 Sunday 22nd - 6.00pm Carol Service Christmas Eve - 4.00pm Nativity Service 11.30pm - Midnight Communion Christmas Day - 10.00am Christmas Day Service

Tilehouse Street Baptist Church

Upper Tilehouse Street (01462) 456765 Sunday 22nd - 6.30pm Café-style Carols by Candlelight Christmas Eve - 9.30pm Christmas Communion Christmas Day - 10.00am All-age Christmas Celebration

Walsworth Road Baptist Church

Walsworth Road (01462) 420681 Saturday 21st - 10.00am Open Church for drinks & chat Sunday 22nd - 10.30am Nativity from Scratch 6.30pm - Christmas Carol Service Christmas Eve - 11.30pm Christmas Eve Communion Christmas Day - 10.00am Family Service

Wymondley Baptist Church

Stevenage Road, Little Wymondley 07531 081621 Wednesday 18th - 2.30pm, Christmas Oasis Sunday 22nd - 4.00pm Carol Service followed by mince pies and tea Christmas Day - 10.45am Christmas Day Celebration

New Testament Church of God

Corner of Hampden Road and Willian Road (01462) 814213 Christmas Day - 9.00am Morning Service

Zeo Church Bedford Road (01462 442238) Saturday 21st - 4:00pm Christmas Carol Celebration, The Priory School Sunday 22nd - 4:00pm & 6:00pm Christmas Carol Celebration, The Priory School Christmas Day - 10.00am Christmas Day Service, Zeo Centre Built on Faith Apostolic Church

Westmill Community Centre 07737 451105 Sunday 22nd - 12.30pm Christmas Celebration for Families

The Hub Church

Sunday 22nd - 10.00am Nativity Service at Zeo Centre 6.30pm - Carol service at Osinsky’s

Church of God of Prophecy

Meeting at Holy Saviour Church (014 62) 492926 Sunday 22nd - 12.00pm Christmas Service with youth talents and drama

The International First-born Church of the Living God Meeting at Tilehouse Street Baptist Church (01462) 626721 Christmas Day - 9.00am Christmas Celebration

Heritage Haven Church (Redeemed Christian Church of God) 07817 332770 Meeting at Hitchin Town Hall Sunday 22nd - 10.30am Carol Service


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