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We are excited for our Christmas programme of services this year, which we hope are accessible and feel welcome to everyone.
Given the continued prevalance of Covid, we still feel we must take some precautions to keep people safe, so our arrangements for this year will still be different from pre-Covid times. As last year, we will be doing more services so that we can limit capacity without limiting overall numbers.
Last year we were unable to do anything for children and are keen to do as much as we can for them this year. Therefore to allow for two Christmas Eve Crib Services, the Carols by Candlelight services will take place earlier in the week, and not on Christmas Eve as in previous years.
So our Christmas schedule will look as follows:
Advent Candlelit Procession, Sunday 28 November, 6.30pm
Messy Church Christingle Service, Sunday 19 December, 3pm
Carols by Candlelight, Wednesday 22 December, 6pm and 8pm, tickets required
Thursday 23 December, 6pm and 8pm, tickets required
Children's Crib Service, Friday 24 December, 1pm and 3pm, tickets required
Midnight Mass, Friday 24 December, 11pm (no tickets)
Christmas Morning Eucharist, Saturday 25 December, 10am
Boxing Day Said Service, Sunday 26 December, 10am
Please note, the Abbey will close after the morning service on Boxing day and will remain closed until Tuesday 28 December.
This year, some - but not all - of our services will be ticketed. These services are completely free to attend; ticketing simply allows us to manage numbers and remain as Covid secure as possible.
Tickets this year will be required at Carol Services and Children's Crib Services.
Tickets will be made available in the Abbey on Sunday 28 November from 11.15am until 1pm and then again from 4.30pm until 6pm. After this time, tickets will be available from the shop.
For those who do not live locally. If you are visiting the area around Christmas time, and so are unable to attend the Abbey on the day of ticket distribution, please send an email to the Parish Office who will arrange to have tickets posted to you.
As always, for any enquiries, please phone us on 01434 602031 or email the Parish Office.