Christmas church services and events 2023

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 8th December 2023

Here we have a list of Christmas services and other festive events which are taking place at the churches across our area this Yuletide season.

Alfreton Christian Centre Hall Street, Alfreton
Sunday, December 17 at 10.30am – Carols, Coffee & Cake.

Church of Christ Colledge Street, Riddings
Sunday, December 17 at 2pm – Christmas Carol Service.

J28 Church 126 The Common, South Normanton
Sunday, December 17 at 5pm – Christmas Carol Service & Nativity.

New Life Church Genesis Centre, Alfreton
Saturday, December 16, 11.30am: Carols by the Tree. Outside Boots in High Street. With Churches Together.
Sunday, December 17: Christmas at New Life with mince pies, cake, family quiz with prizes.
Sunday, December 24, 10.30am-11.30am: Carols & Cake.

Newton Methodist Church Blackwell
Tuesday, December 19, 7pm – Blackwell Parish Carol Service with music and carols by Tibshelf Band. Readings and choral items by representatives of various groups within Blackwell parish.

St Leonard’s Church Main Road, Shirland
Saturday, December 9, 10.30am-12.30pm: Christmas Children.
Thursday, December 14, 6pm: Christmas Tree Festival Celebration Service. Tree festival viewing: Friday, December 15, 11am-4pm; and Saturday, December 16, 11am-2pm.
Sunday, December 17, 12.30pm: Shirland Welfare Brass Band Santa Walk, starting at Higham Cross; plus 4pm: Carols by Candlelight in the church.
Tuesday, December 19, 7pm: Beer & Carols in the Red Lion garden (In aid of Shelter).
Sunday, December 24, 5pm: Crib Service.
Christmas Day at 10am: Christmas Day Communion.

St Martin’s Church Church Street, Alfreton
Christmas Eve at 11.30pm: Midnight Mass
Christmas Day at 10am: Service

St Michael’s & All Angels Church Church Street, South Normanton
Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17, 10am-4pm: Christmas Tree Festival Weekend. Plus on Saturday, December 16: Coffee Morning 10am-Midday; Carols by Candlelight at 4.30pm.
Christmas Eve 10.30am-Midday – Family Crafty Nativity and Lunch.

South Normanton
Christmas Day at 10am in the Market Place – Churches Together Service.

Watchorn Church Derby Road, Alfreton
Thursday, December 14, 7pm: Christmas Concert featuring Watchorn Church Choir and soloists from Watchorn Christian School, accompanied by a string quartet. Free admission.
Saturday, December 16, 10.30am: Carol Singing in Alfreton Town Centre.
Sunday, December 17, 5.15pm: Christingle Service.
Friday, December 22, 7pm: Carols by Candlelight.
Christmas Day at 10.30am-11.30am: Service.

Please note: the details of the above events were correct at the time of publication but please check with the churches for any update information.

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