Christmas 2021

We are very much looking forward to Christmas in the Abbey and hope this year will feel much more normal than last year!

Christmas Services

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, Entry by ticket only. 
                                       Thursday 23 December, 6pm and 8pm, Please email for tickets

Children's Crib Service, Friday 24 December, 1pm and 3pm, Please email for tickets

Midnight Mass, Friday 24 December, 11pm (no tickets required)

Christmas Morning Eucharist, Saturday 25 December, 10am (no tickets required)

Boxing Day Said Service, Sunday 26 December, 10am (no tickets required)

Please note, the Abbey will close after the morning service on Boxing day and will remain closed until Tuesday 28 December.



For those unable to join us at the Abbey, the following services will be livestreamed:


Thursday 23 December, Carols by Candlelight, 6pm

Friday 24 December, Midnight Mass, 11pm

Saturday 24 December, Christmas Morning Euchairst, 10am 

Sunday 26 December, Parish Eucharist (St. Stephen's Day), 10am

Services can be livestreamed by clicking the following link:  Hexham Abbey Live Streaming - YouTube



Currently all tickets have been allocated. In the eventuality some are returned, please send an email to, with your preferred service date and time, and we will endeavour to meet your request.

If you no longer require your tickets, please return to them to the Parish Office, either popping them through the letterbox or we are open 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday.


As always, for any enquiries, please phone us on 01434 602031 or email the Parish Office.