Christmas 2012

A selection of Christmas services, concerts and events as advised by churches across the area, in addition to their usual service times:

(Please see Googlemap for church locations)

Saturday 1 December

10am to 3pm: Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Fayre, Broad Street Methodist (r)

1:30pm Christmas Fayre, Gosberton Risegate Methodist chapel

Advent Sunday 2 December10:30am Advent Service, led by Lindsay Williamson, Spalding United Reformed Church

2-4pm Advent workshop, children aged 3-11 years, 50p per child, St Margaret's church hall, Quadring

3:00pm Blue Christmas Service for those who have been bereaved, Broad Street Methodist

3:00pm Christingle, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck

3:00pm Carol Service, Deeping St Nicholas

6:30pm Songs of Praise service, Holbeach Methodist

6:30pm Advent Carols, followed by mince pies by the Mothers' Union, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

Friday 7 December9:30am Christingle, St Mary's, Whaplode

3:30pm: Messy Church for Christmas, Gosberton Clough Methodist (PE11 4JN) (r)

Saturday 8 December

10 am to 3 pm: Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Fayre, Broad Street Methodist

10 am - 3 pm: Christmas Tree Festival with refreshments, light lunches and Christmas Fayre, Pinchbeck Baptist

Sunday 9 December10:30am Junior Church Nativity Service "Nativity", written and directed by some of the Junior Church Members, Spalding United Reformed Church

10:30am Christingle, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

11:00am Children's Mass, St Norbert's RC

3:00pm Christingle service, St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton

3:00pm Priory Singers, Holbeach Methodist

4:00pm Afternoon tea and carols, Gosberton Methodist

4:00pm Messy Christingle for Action for Children, Broad Street Methodist

4:00pm Christingle, St John's

Thursday 13 December

2-4pm Christmas Get Together, Coffee; St Gilbert & St Hugh, Gosberton Clough

7:00pm Carols by Candlelight, Gosberton Baptist

Friday 14 December

7:00pm Christmas Concert with Holbeach Brass Band, Holy Trinity RC, Holbeach

7:00pm Night of Miracles, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

7:30pm Kirton Brass Band in concert, tickets £6 supporting the Royal British Legion and the church, St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton

Saturday 15 December1 pm - 4 pm: Christmas Tree Festival with refreshments, Pinchbeck Baptist (L)

7:30pm Festive Quiz Night, Community Hall, St Norbert's RC

Sunday 16 December10:00am Carol service, St Gilbert & St Hugh, Gosberton Clough

10:30am Carol Service, led by Rev Robert Sheard, Spalding United Reformed Church

10:30am Nine lessons and carols, St Mary's, Whaplode

10:30am Communion service, St Thomas's Road Methodist

10:30am Traditional Christmas Carol Service & Nativity Play followed by mulled wine & mince pies, South Holland Community Church at Ayscoughfee Hall school

11:00am Family Christmas Celebration, Lighthouse Pentecostal

2:30pm Carol service, Gosberton Risegate Methodist chapel

3:00pm Carol service, Deeping St Nicholas

3:00pm Children's Christmas Play, Community Hall, St Norbert's RC

6:00pm Carols by Candlelight, at St Margaret's church hall, Quadring (venue changed 13/12)

6:30pm Carols by Candlelight, Pinchbeck Baptist

6:30pm Carols by Candlelight and Brigade Parade service, Spalding Baptist

6:30pm Lessons and Carols by Candlelight, St John's

6:30pm Carol service, St Paul's

Wednesday 19 December5:45pm: St Mary's Singers, carol singing and hand bell ringing in the Red Lion Quarter (Boston College)

Thursday 20 December

6:00pm Blessing of the Crib, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck

6:00pm School Carol Concert, St Norbert's RC

Saturday 22 December

7:00pm: Cantemus Christmas Concert, Broad Street Methodist; tickets from the church

Sunday 23 December9:30am Cool Christmas Communion for all ages, St John's

10:00am Carol Service, St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton

10:30am Nativity service, Broad Street Methodist

10:30am Carol service, Gosberton Baptist

10:30am Communion, led by Rev Robert Sheard, Spalding United Reformed Church

11:00am Carol service at Connect, The Vista (PE11 2PB)

2:30pm Carol service, Gosberton Clough Methodist

3:00pm Carol service, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck, refreshments & mince pies

6:00pm Carol service, Gosberton Methodist

6:00pm Carol service, St Thomas's Road Methodist

6:30pm Carol service, Holbeach Methodist

6:30pm Traditional Candles by Candlelight, Lighthouse Pentecostal

6:30pm Christmas Praise, Spalding Baptist

6:30pm Christmas Carol service, St Mary & St Nicolas

Monday 24 December: Christmas Eve

9:30am Mass, Holy Trinity RC, Holbeach 9:30am Mass, St Norbert's RC

10:30am Crib service, St Mary's, Whaplode

2:00pm Quiet Christmas, St Mary & St Nicolas

3:00pm Crib service, St Margaret's, Quadring

4:00pm Crib service, St John's

4:00pm Crib service, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

4:00pm Almost Christmas, St Mary & St Nicolas

4:00pm Carols, St Norbert's RC

4:00pm Family Nativity service, St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton

4:30pm Vigil Mass, St Norbert's RC

6:30pm Nine lessons and carols by candlelight, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

7:00pm Candlelight Carol Service, Broad Street Methodist

8:30pm Carol service, Holy Trinity RC, Holbeach

9:00pm 'Midnight Mass', Holy Trinity RC, Holbeach

11:15pm Christmas Eve Communion united service with Broad Street Methodist and Spalding United Reformed at St Thomas's Road Methodist

11:30pm Christmas Eve communion, Pinchbeck Baptist11:30pm Midnight Mass, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck

11:30pm Midnight Mass, Deeping St Nicholas

11:30pm Midnight Mass, St John's

11:30pm Midnight Mass, St Margaret's, Quadring

11:30pm Midnight Communion, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

11:30am Midnight Mass, St Mary's, Whaplode

11:30pm Midnight Mass, St Mary & St Nicolas

11:30pm Midnight Mass, St Paul's

11:30pm Midnight Mass united service with local Baptist and Methodist congregations at the parish church of St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton

11:30pm Carols, St Norbert's RC

12:00am Midnight Mass, St Norbert's RC

Tuesday 25 December: Christmas Day8:00am Early service, St Mary & St Nicolas

9:00am Christmas morning Holy Communion, St Gilbert & St Hugh, Gosberton Clough

9:00am Mass, Holy Trinity RC, Holbeach

9:15am Informal Christmas service, St Paul's; children are invited to bring one of their presents

10:00am Christmas Day service, Gosberton Methodist

10:00am Family service, Pinchbeck Baptist

10:00am Family Communion, St John's

10:00am Christmas Communion, St Mary & St Nicolas

10:00am Christmas Day service, St Thomas's Road Methodist

10:30am Christmas Day with Connect, The Vista (PE11 2PB)

10:30am Christmas Morning service, Spalding Baptist

10:30am Christmas morning worship, St Bartholomew's, West Pinchbeck

10:30am Christmas Morning Eucharist, St Mary's, Pinchbeck

10:30am Holy Communion, St Mary's, Whaplode

11:00am Christmas Morning Worship, Lighthouse Pentecostal

11:00am Mass, St Norbert's RC

Monday 26 December, St Stephen's Day

10:00am Mass, Holy Trinity RC, Holbeach

10:00am Mass, St Norbert's RC

Thursday 27 December

10:00am Mass, Holy Trinity RC, Holbeach

10:00am Service of the Word and Holy Communion, St Norbert's RC

Friday 28 December

10:00am Mass, St Norbert's RC

Sunday 30 December

9:30am Mass, Feast of the Holy Family, Holy Trinity RC, Holbeach

10:00am Glen Group united service (with Pinchbeck & West Pinchbeck villages) at St Laurence, Surfleet

10:00am Group Holy Communion (Clough, Gosberton & Quadring Anglican congregations), St Peter & St Paul, Gosberton

10:30am United service at Gosberton Clough Methodist

10:30am Christmas Day service led by David Baldwin, Spalding United Reformed Church

11:00am Mass, Feast of the Holy Family, St Norbert's RC

6:00pm Communion service, St Thomas's Road Methodist

Monday 31 December: New Year's Eve

7:00pm Mass, St Norbert's RC

7:30pm New Year's Eve party, Lighthouse Pentecostal

11:00pm New Year's Eve worship, Lighthouse Pentecostal

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