Christmas 2023 at Hexham Abbey

Carols by Candlelight and Childrens' Crib Service

Tickets for these events will be available on Sunday 26 November at 12pm.

Tickets for all our events will be available via this link:

Other Services and Events


Friday 24, 5pm Carols and Cocoa


Sunday 3, 6.30pm Advent Carol Service
Monday 4, 1pm Mothers' Union Deanery Advent Carol Service
Tuesday 5, 4.30pm QUIET HOUR
Thursday 7, London Film Music Orchestra play The Best of Hans Zimmer and John Williams 
Saturday 9, 9.30am Christmas Fair
Sunday 10, 6.30pm Taizé
Tuesday 12, 10.30am Bereaved Parents Service
Tuesday 12, London Film Music Orchestra play The Best of Hans Zimmer and John Williams 
Friday 15, Unthanks Concert
Sunday 17, 3pm Christingle Service
Friday 22, 7pm Carols by Candlelight
Saturday 23, 7pm Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 24, 3pm Childrens' Crib Service

Ticketing services allows us to control safe numbers in the Abbey. We aim to have enough tickets for everyone who wishes to attend a service, however on occassion they do 'sell out'. In this event, there will be a waiting list created and you will be contacted when tickets become available again. The waiting list for tickets typically moves very quickly and we are normally able to ensure everyone can attend. It is essential that any unwanted tickets are returned to the Parish Office so we are able to give them to others.

Opening Times 

Our Opening Times in the Abbey over the Christmas period this year will be as follows: 

Sunday 24 December 10am - 2pm (closing in time for Crib Services at 3pm which is by ticket only.)

Monday 25 December For 8.15am and 10am Eucharist only 

Tuesday 26 December: closed

Wednesday 27 December: 10am - 1pm (Holy Communion at 12pm)

Thursday 28 - Sunday 30 December 10am - 4pm 

Sunday 31 December For 10am Eucharist only 

Monday 1 January closed

Tuesday 2 January onwards 10am - 4pm 


Parish Office

The Parish Office will close at 12.45pm on Friday 22 December and will reopen on Wednesday 3 January at 9am. Please email any enquiries over that time, emails will be monitored periodically. 

In case of a pastoral emergency or a need to contact a member of the clergy, please call 07886 289311 or 07421 462595

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