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Christmas 2020

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Collation commenced October 2020, 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.
Please check with individual churches to confirm events or for any late changes, especially in light of Covid-19 regulations; also please check for advance booking arrangements - places may be limited and some services may also be available livestream.  See also our News page, full listings of Anglican Christmas services on A Church Near You (ACNY) and our Facebook (FB) page Hope4Spalding

Please see our Church Listings pages and Googlemap for church locations - and neighbouring Churches Together groups for their Christmas web-listings.  See also Churches Together in Stamford's poster on their News page.
Italics = awaiting confirmation - or cancelled (where advised); all due apologies for errors and omissions - please let us know - thank you.
Saturday 28 November 2:30pm: Children's Christmas games and crafts via Zoom, hosted by St Guthlac's, Market Deeping FB
First Sunday in Advent
29 November - online services only due to government restrictions
10:00am: Gen-Z, Spalding Baptist FB
10:30am: Worship livestream, Calvary Baptist
10:30am: Worship via Zoom Harvest Church FB
10:30am: Worship livestream, Spalding Baptist FB
10:30am: Zoom service for Advent, Spalding United Reformed Church FB
11:30am: Worship livestream, Lighthouse FB
2:00pm: Lighthouse Project virtual Christmas party FB 
5:00pm: Drive in Advent service, Elizabethan Centre car park, Whaplode Drove (PE12 0GB); organised by the Elloe Stone group of parishes (FB).  Singing - in your own vehicle - is encouraged.
6:00pm: Evening Prayer at St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton FB
Also: Services recorded online from St John's and St Mary & St Nicolas and others across the area

Friday 4 December
7:00pm: Andy Kind comedy gig online, Spalding Baptist FB

6 DecemberSecond Sunday in Advent - churches open or online; please check with the church for advance booking arrangements
8:00am: BCP Holy Communion, St Michael and All Angels, Langtoft FB Ness Group FB
9:10am: Eucharist, St Laurence, Surfleet FB
9:15am: Holy communion, St Paul's FB
10:00am: Christingle, Deeping St James FB
10:00am: Gen-Z, Spalding Baptist FB
10:00am: Morning worship, St Firmin's, Thurlby FB Ness Group FB
10:00am: Morning worship, St John's, Baston, Ness Group FB
10:00am: Livestream worship, Deeping St James PrioryFB
10:00am: Communion, St John's
10:00am: Morning worship, St Michael and All Angels, Langtoft FB Ness Group FB
10:30am: Morning worship, Broad Street Methodist FB
10:30am: Meeting for worship, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers)
10:30am: Worship via Zoom Harvest Church FB
10:30am: Pinchbeck Baptist FB
10:30am: Worship livestream, Spalding Baptist FB
10:30am: Advent service with Peter & Jennifer Rogers, Spalding United Reformed Church in the hall FB
10:30am: St Mary's, Long Sutton ACNY FB
10:30am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Whaplode FB
11:30am: Worship livestream, Lighthouse FB
4:00pm: Drive in Carol service at the Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge (PE12 9SA); organised by St Matthew's FB
6:00pm: Evening Prayer, Deeping St James FB
6:30pm: Holy Communion, St James, Moulton Chapel ACNY

Friday 11 December, 3:00pm: Sutterton Methodist - full to capacity (11/12)

13 DecemberThird Sunday in Advent - most churches open or online; please check with the church for advance booking arrangements
9:15am: Holy communion, St Paul's FB
9:30am: Morning worship, Deeping St Nicholas
10:00am: Communion, Deeping St James FB
10:00am: Holy Communion, All Saints, Moulton FB
10:00am: Gen-Z livestream, Spalding Baptist FB
10:00am: Outdoor carol service, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck FB
10:00am: Worship in church and online, St Guthlac's, Market Deeping FB
10:00am: Livestream worship, Deeping St James PrioryFB
10:00am: Communion, St John's
10:00am: Eucharist, St Matthew's, Sutton Bridge FB
10:00am: Morning worship in The Ness Group FB
10:30am: Nativity in church and online, Broad Street Methodist FB
10:30am: Meeting for worship, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers)
10:30am: Worship via Zoom Harvest Church FB
10:30am: Sunday worship, Open Door Baptist, Deeping St James FB
10:30am: Pinchbeck Baptist FB
10:30am: Worship livestream, Spalding Baptist FB
10:30am: Alan Fiddyment at Spalding United Reformed Church in the hall FB
10:30am: Holy communion, St Mary & St Nicolas FB
10:30am: Carol service online (and Godly Play), Sutton St James Baptist FB
10:30am: Mass livestream Bourne and Deepings Catholic churches
11:30am: Worship livestream, Lighthouse FB
4:00pm: Christingle service, St Guthlac's, Market Deeping FB
6:00pm: Blue Christmas, Deeping St James FB
6:00pm: Candlelight service, St Gilbert & St Hugh, Gosberton Clough FB

Wednesday 16 December
2:00pm: Outdoor carol service, St Laurence, Surfleet FB - please book places in advance with the church
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p090mxkw
6:00pm: Carols on the Doorstep - organised by BBC Radio Lincolnshire (FBBBC Sounds); download the lyrics from BBC Lincolnshire or Doorstep Carols

Thursday 17 December
7:00pm: Nativity, Ringstone in Aveland group, online FB
7:30pm: Mothers' Union carol service online FB

Friday 18 December, 3:00pm: Sutterton Methodist - full to capacity (11/12)
6:00pm: Nottingham Diocese Youth service online FB
Lighting up St Mary's, Long Sutton, celebrating 850 years ACNY FB

Saturday 19 December
9:00am: Cake stall & raffle at the Lych Gate, All Saints, Moulton FB postponed (2/12)
3:00pm: Crib service outside with carols, St John's, Baston, Ness Group FB
6:00pm: Christmas celebration, Lighthouse FB - please check with the church for advance booking arrangements
Lighting up St Mary's, Long Sutton, celebrating 850 years ACNY FB
The grounds around Crowland Abbey remain open to visitors ACNY FB (16/11)

20 DecemberFourth Sunday in Advent - churches open or online; please check with the church for pre-booking, required at most churches
9:00am: Christmas worship, 
Lighthouse FB
9:00am: Holy Communion, St Laurence, Tallington ACNY FB
9:00am: Holy Communion, St Margaret's, Braceborough ACNY FB
9:15am: Holy communion, St Paul's FB
9:30am: Morning worship, Deeping St Nicholas
10:00am: Communion, Deeping St James FB
10:00am: Gen-Z livestream, Spalding Baptist FB
10:00am: Nativity-themed communion, St Guthlac's, Market Deeping FB
10:00am: Holy Communion, Deeping St James PrioryFB - pre-booking required
10:00am: Communion, St John's
10:00am: Nine Lessons and Carols, St Matthew's Sutton Bridge FB
10:00am: Morning worship in The Ness Group FB
10:30am: Morning worship in church and online, Broad Street Methodist FB
10:30am: Meeting for worship, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers)
10:30am: Gosberton Baptist FB
  Please see Circuit Plan for Gosberton / ~ Clough Methodist Church services
10:30am: Worship via Zoom Harvest Church FB
10:30am: Sunday worship, Open Door Baptist, Deeping St James FB
10:30am: Pinchbeck Baptist FB
10:30am: Worship livestream with Canon J John, Sir David Suchet & Sir Cliff Richard video clips, Spalding Baptist FB
10:30am: Service of Music and Words for Christmas, Spalding United Reformed Church in the hall FB
10:30am: Holy Communion, St Mary's, Whaplode FB
10:30am: Holy communion, St Mary & St Nicolas FB
10:30am: Holy Communion, St Nicholas, Lutton ACNY
10:30am: Mass livestream Bourne and Deepings Catholic churches
10:45am: Morning worship, Sutton St James Baptist FB
11:30am: Christmas worship, Lighthouse FB
1:30pm: Open air carol service, St Margaret's, Braceborough ACNY FB
3:00pm: Traditional Christmas carols and readings, livestream, Spalding Baptist FB
3:00pm: Carol service, Deeping St Nicholas ACNY
3:00pm: Crib service outside, St Michael & All Angels, Langtoft FB Ness Group FB
3:00pm: Carol service, St John's, Holbeach Fen ACNY
4:00pm: Christingle on Zoom, Ringstone in Aveland group, online FB
4:00pm: Outdoor carol service, St Mary's, Pinchbeck FB - pre-booking required
4:00pm: Outdoor readings and carols, Edenham vicarage ACNY FB
4:30pm: Carol service, St James, Moulton Chapel ACNY (previously planned for 6:30pm)
5:00pm: Christmas music and readings, St Guthlac's, Market Deeping FB
5:00pm: Carols for all in the churchyard, St Mary Magdalene, Gedney ACNY
5:00pm: Christmas in person in the churchyard, St Mary & St Nicolas FB
6:00pm: Candlelight carol service at Bourne Evangelical church, also livestream via Fenlands Evangelical Network FB
6:00pm: Festival of Lessons and Carols followed by carols in the churchyard, weather permitting, Deeping St James Priory FB booking advised
6:00pm: Christmas communion, St John's, Holbeach Fen ACNY
6:00pm: Candlelight service, St Margaret's, Quadring ACNY FB
6:00pm: Let the bells ring out for Christmas - on the doorstep and in churches
6:15pm: Village Carol service in the church paddock ('Fir Tree Field') organised by St Michael & All Angels, Uffington ACNY FB
7:00pm: Carol service online, Bourne Baptist FB
Lighting up St Mary's, Long Sutton, celebrating 850 years ACNY FB

Tuesday 22 December
7:00pm: Lessons and Carols online, Ringstone in Aveland group, online FB

Wednesday 23 December
9:00am: Morning Prayer, All Saints, Moulton FB
3:00pm: Crib service outside on Lawrence Park, St Firmin's, Thurlby FB Ness Group FB
3:00pm: Quiet Christmas, St Mary & St Nicolas FB - please check with the church for advance booking arrangements

Thursday 24 December
Christmas Eve - churches open or online, booking required at most churches
12 noon: First Mass of Christmas, Immaculate Conception & St Norbert's FB
2-4pm: Light a Candle for Christmas, All Saints, Moulton FB
3:00pm: Bicker Methodist - full to capacity (11/12)
3:00pm: Carols 4 kids online, Spalding Baptist FB
3:00pm: Carols in the churchyard, St Faith of Aquitaine, Wilsthorpe ACNY FB tbc
3:00pm: Crib service online, St John's
3:00pm: Sutterton Methodist - full to capacity (11/12)
4:00pm: Carols in the churchyard, All Saints, Holbeach (bring a torch or lantern)
4:00pm: Christmas service for all the family, All Saints, Moulton FB - cancelled
4:00pm: Nativity, St Firmin's, Thurlby FB Ness Group FB
4:00pm: Nativity, Deeping St James Priory FB - pre-booking required
4:00pm: Church open, St Mary's, Sutterton ACNY FB
4:00pm: Almost Christmas, St Mary & St Nicolas FB
4:00pm: Nativity, St Michael & All Angels, Langtoft FB Ness Group FB
4:00pm: Nativity, St John's, Baston The Ness Group FB
4:00pm: Nativity, St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton ACNY FB
5:00pm: Holy Communion, All Saints, Moulton FB - cancelled
5:00pm: Carols by candlelight, Sutton St James Baptist FB
6:00pm: Mass, Bourne Catholic
6:00pm: Christmas communion, St John's, Holbeach Fen ACNY
6:00pm: Carols for all in the churchyard, Holbeach St Marks ACNY
6:30pm: Holy Communion, Pinchbeck Baptist FB - limited space, please check with the church/pre-book
7:00pm: Carol service, Broad Street Methodist FB
7:00pm: Christmas Communion, St John's
7:30pm: Mass, Holy Trinity, Holbeach
7:30pm: Nine lessons and Carols via Zoom, Crowland Abbey ACNY FB
8:00pm: Eucharist, St Andrew's Rippingale FB
8:00pm: Mass livestream Deepings Catholic
8:00pm: Holy Communion, St James, Moulton Chapel ACNY
10:00pm: 'Midnight' Mass, Tydd St Mary ACNY FB
10:00pm: 'Midnight' Mass, St Matthew's, Sutton Bridge ACNY FB
11:00pm: Midnight Mass Bourne Catholic
11:00pm: Midnight Eucharist, St Mary's, Pinchbeck FB pre-booking required - cancelled (2pm, 24/12)
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, All Saints, Holbeach ACNY, carols in the churchyard, booking required
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St Andrew's West Deeping ACNY FB
11:30pm: Holy Communion via Zoom, Crowland Abbey ACNY FB
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, Deeping St James Priory FB - pre-booking required
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, Deeping St Nicholas ACNY
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St Guthlac's, Market Deeping FB
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St John's
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St Martin of Tours, Barholme-with-Stowe ACNY FB
11:30pm: Midnight Communion, St Mary's, Whaplode FB
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St Mary & St Nicolas FB
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St Mary Magdalene, Gedney ACNY
11:30pm: Midnight communion, St Michael & All Angels, Langtoft FB Ness Group FB
11:30pm: First communion of Christmas, St Paul's FB
11:30pm: Midnight Mass, St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton ACNY FB
11:45pm: Midnight Mass, St John the Baptist, Whaplode Drove ACNY

Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day - churches open or online; please check with the church for advance booking arrangements
8:00am: BCP Holy Communion, St Firmin's, Thurlby FB Ness Group FB
8:30am: Holy Communion, St Thomas of Canterbury, Greatford ACNY FB
8:45am: Mass Bourne Catholic 
9:00am: Broadcast Christmas Communion, online, All Saints, Holbeach ACNY
9:00am: Mass, Holy Trinity, Holbeach
9:30am: Christmas Communion, Sutton St Edmund ACNY
9:30am: Christmas morning Communion, St Gilbert & St Hugh, Gosberton Clough ACNY FB
10:00am: Christmas Eucharist, Bourne Abbey ACNY
10:00am: Christmas morning, Broad Street Methodist FB
10:00am: Family Communion, Deeping St James Priory FB
10:00am: Gosberton Baptist FB
  Please see Circuit Plan for Gosberton / ~ Clough Methodist Church services
10:00am: Christmas Morning at Lighthouse FB
10:00am: Service of the word, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck FB - pre-booking required
10:00am: Christmas family eucharist, St Firmin's, Thurlby FB Ness Group FB
10:00am: All age Holy Communion, St Guthlac's, Market Deeping FB
10:00am: Christmas Morning, St John's
10:00am: Christmas family Eucharist, St John's, Baston Ness Group FB
10:00am: Service of extended communion, St Laurence, Surfleet FB - pre-booking required
10:00am: Parish Communion, St Mary's, Long Sutton ACNY FB
10:00am: Christmas family eucharist, St Michael & All Angels, Langtoft FB Ness Group FB
10:00am: Holy Communion, St Michael & All Angels, Uffington ACNY FB
10:00am: St Nicolas, Lutton ACNY
10:30am: Mass Deepings Catholic
10:30am: Christmas Day worship, Spalding Baptist FB
10:30am: Christmas Morning worship, venue tbc/via Zoom Harvest Church FB
10:30am: Holbeach Methodist - almost full to capacity (11/12/20)
10:30am: Family communion, St Mary & St Nicolas FB
10:30am: Parish Eucharist, St Michael's, Edenham ACNY FB
11:00am: Holy Communion via Zoom, Crowland Abbey ACNY FB





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