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Christmas 2018

Collation commenced Oct 2018, listing Christmas services, concerts and events advised or published by churches across the area, in addition to their usual service times and diary events for December; pictures and posters on Facebook. You may wish to check with individual churches to confirm events or for any late changes. Downloadable brochure awaiting proof checking at the foot of this page.
Please see our Church Listings pages for church locations and websites, where available.
Italics = awaiting confirmation; all due apologies for errors and omissions - please let us knowBold = ecumenical events supported or organised by churches working together

Saturday 1 December

All day: Spalding Baptist Church market stall, Hall Place
10-4: Christmas tree festival, St Peter & St Paul, Wigtoftsee also 30 November
10-2: Christmas tree festival and Fayre at Broad Street Methodistdecorated trees and children's quiz, children's crafts from 10-12, donations to LIVES; A Handful of Harmonies to sing at 11:30am

4:00pm: The Christmas Angel with Doug HorleySt Mary & St Nicolas, tickets from South Holland Centre

First Sunday in Advent, 2 December

10-4: Christmas tree festival, St Peter & St Paul, Wigtoftsee also 30 November
10-3: Christmas tree festival and fayre, 
Broad Street Methodist
10-3: Christmas tree festival, daily from 2 December, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Donington
3:00pm: Light up a Life, St John's
4:00pm: Christingle, All Saints, Holbeach
4:00pm: Christingle, Broad Street Methodist
4:00pm: Community Carol service, Ss Peter & Paul, Gosberton
6:30pm: Advent carol service, St Mary & St Nicolas

Monday 3 December

2:00pm UCM Meeting and annual Advent service, Holy Trinity, Holbeach

Tuesday 4 December

Christmas tree festival, Broad Street Methodist; coffee morning

7:00pm: Sutterton village carols evening with Swineshead Silver Band at St Mary's, mince pies and coffee

Friday 7 December

10-3: Christmas tree festival, daily since 2 December, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Donington

Saturday 8 December

The Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, St Norbert's patronal feast

10-2: Christmas Tree Festival and Fayre at Broad Street Methodistdecorated trees and children's quiz, donations to LIVES; Spalding Parish Church of England Day school choir to sing during the morning
10-4: Christmas tree festival, St Mary's, Weston

5-7pm: Christmas party for all ages with tea and Father Christmas; more from Spalding Baptist

Second Sunday in Advent, 9 December

10-4: Christmas tree festival, St Mary's, Weston
10:30am: Youthul Christmas, Spalding United Reformed Church
11:00am Enrolment Mass, St Norbert's

3:30pm: Jelly Church Christmas party, St Mary's, Sutterton

6:00pm: Carols by candlelight, St Gilbert & St Hugh, Gosberton Clough

Tuesday 11 December

10:00am: Christmas tree festival, Broad Street Methodist; coffee morning

Thursday 13 December

2:15pm: Mother's Union carol service, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

7:00pm: Carols by Candlelight, Gosberton Baptist, followed by tea, coffee and mince pies

Friday 14 December

7:00pm: Carol service with Holbeach Brass Band at St Paul's PE11 2HY; tickets £5, children free

Saturday 15 December

10-3: Christmas tree festival, Spalding United Reformed Church
10-3:30: Christmas tree festivalSt Michael & All Angels, Langtoft, PE6 9LP (Ness group)
10-4: Christmas tree festival, St Mary's, Weston
10:30-3: Christmas tree festival, St Bartholomew's, Newborough PE6 7SU

7:00pm: Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding Christmas concert, Broad Street Methodist

Third Sunday in Advent, 16 December

10:00am: Nativity,
 Broad Street Methodist
10-4: Christmas tree festival, St Mary's, Weston
10:30am: Family Christmas celebration, all welcome, Lighthouse
10:30am: Carol service, Moulton Chapel Methodist
10:30am: Christmas all age family service, Spalding Baptist
10:30am: Carol service, Spalding United Reformed Church, followed at 12:30pm by roast lunch (£7.50)

11:00am: Nativity, Calvary Baptist
11:00am: Children's Mass, St Norbert's

2:30pm: Carol service, Gosberton Clough Methodist
3:00pm: Carol service, Sutterton Methodist
3:30pm: Christingle, St John's

6:00am: Carol service, South Holland Community Church at Ayscoughfee school PE11 2TE, followed by seasonal refreshments
6:00pm: Carol service, St Laurence, Surfleet
6:00pm: Carols by candlelight, St Margaret's, Quadring
6:30pm: Carols by Candlelight, All Saints, Holbeach
6:30pm: Carol service, Pinchbeck Baptist
6:30pm: Carols by candlelight, Spalding Baptist
6:30pm: Christmas carol service, St Mary's, Weston

Tuesday 18 December

10:00am: Christmas tree festival, Broad Street Methodist; coffee morning

SHCC Band of Brothers Christmas get together; more info from South Holland Community Church 
7:00pm: Reconciliation Mass, Holy Trinity, Holbeach
8:00pm: Carols in the pub at the Horse and Groom, organised by All Saints, Holbeach

Wednesday 19 December

1:30pm: Christingle, St Laurence, Surfleet
7:30pm: Advent carol service with Polish Christmas carols, Holy Trinity, Holbeach

Saturday 22 December

10-3: Christmas tree festival, daily since 2 December, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Donington

Fourth Sunday in Advent, 23 December

9:15am: Holy Communion, St Paul's

10:00am: Carol service, Ss Peter & Paul, Gosberton
10:30am: Carols and Readings, Gosberton Baptist
10:30am: Christmas praise and worship, Spalding Baptist

2:30pm: Carol service, Holbeach Drove Methodist
2:30pm: Songs of Praise style 'A Celebration of Christmas' in the church hall, Rose Lane, St Mary's, Pinchbeck
3:00pm: Carol service, Holbeach Methodist
3:00pm: Nine lessons and carols, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck

6:00pm: Carols by Candlelight, Calvary Baptist
6:00pm: Carol service, Gosberton Methodist
6:00pm: Carols by candlelight, all welcome
6:30pm: Christmas guest service, Harvest church at the Scout Hut, PE11 3YS
6:30pm: Informal discussion and carols with drinks and seasonal nibble, Spalding Baptist
6:30pm: Nine lessons and carols, St John's
6:30pm: Christmas carol service, St Mary & St Nicolas

Christmas Eve, Monday 24 December

9:00am: Mass followed by confessions, St Norberts

2:00pm: A quiet Christmas, St Mary & St Nicolas - a reflective service especially for those who are grieving or hurting in any way
3:00pm: Christmas Family Celebration, Broad Street Methodist
3:00pm: Christmas Eve family celebration, Sutterton Methodist
3:30pm: Crib service, St John's

4:00pm: Crib service, All Saints, Holbeach
4:00pm: Carols4kids of all ages, Spalding Baptist
4:00pm: Short service for young children, St Mary's, Pinchbeck
4:00pm: Almost Christmas, St Mary & St Nicolas - follow the star as excitement builds
4:00pm: Nativity, Ss Peter & Paul, Gosberton
4:30pm: Family celebration, Holbeach Methodist
4:30pm: Family celebration, Moulton Chapel Methodist
4:30pm: First Mass of Christmas, St Norbert's

6:00pm: Crib service, St Laurence, Surfleet
6:30pm: Christmas Vigil Mass, Holy Trinity, Holbeach
6:30pm: Carols round the tree, Spalding United Reformed Church, followed by mulled wine and mince pies
6:30pm: Carols by candlelight, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

7:30pm: Candlelight Carol service Broad Street Methodist

9:00pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight service, St Mary's, Sutterton

10:00pm: 'Midnight' Mass in Polish, Holy Trinity, Holbeach

11:00pm: Midnight Mass - Glen Group benefice service at St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck
11:15pm: Holy Communion, Bicker Methodist
11:15pm: Carols, St Norbert's
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, All Saints, Holbeach
11:30pm: Midnight Communion, Pinchbeck Baptist
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St John's
11:30pm: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Weston
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Donington
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St Mary & St Nicolas - the moment when Christmas begins
11:30pm: First Communion of Christmas, St Paul's

11:30pm: Midnight Mass, Ss Peter & Paul, Gosberton
12:00am: Midnight Mass, St Norbert's

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December

8:00am: Holy Communion, St Mary & St Nicolas
8:00am: Mass, St Norbert's

9:00am: Christmas Morning Holt Communion, St Gilbert & St Hugh, Gosberton Clough
9:30am: Christmas Day Mass, Holy Trinity, Holbeach

10:00am: Christmas Day service Broad Street Methodist
10:00am: Christmas morning, Gosberton Baptist
10:00am: Morning worship, Gosberton Methodist
10:00am: Family service, Pinchbeck Baptist
10:00am: Christmas Communion, St Laurence, Surfleet
10:30am: Christmas Family Communion, All Saints, Holbeach
10:30am: Christmas celebration, Calvary Baptist
10:30am: Christmas Communion, Holbeach Methodist
10:30am: Christmas morning worship, Lighthouse
10:30am: Christmas morning family worship, Spalding Baptist
10:30am: Christmas Day at Spalding United Reformed Church; bring a present to show everyone
10:30am: Christmas Day family worship, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck
10:30am: Communion service, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

10:45am: Holy Communion, St John's
11:00am: Christmas Family Communion, St Mary & St Nicolas
11:00am: Mass, St Norbert's

New Year's Eve, 31 December

7:00pm: Quiet Adoration of the Blessèd Sacrament, St Norbert's
7:30am: Mass, St Norbert's
7:30pm - 11:00pm: Pray & Food

11:00pm - 12:15: Worship and communion, all welcome
11:30pm: Ring out the old, ring in the new All Saints, Holbeach
11:40pm: Prayers in St Thomas Chapel


The Church of England has adopted a new web name for their directory of Christmas services this year (
www.churchofengland.org/followthestar); some local church services may be included again this year.
The South Holland Methodist Circuit Plan, listing local services, is available from 


Events and services draft brochure available; click on the blue arrow (below, right) to download >>>

Ecumenical Matters,
15 Dec 2018, 01:36