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, No tickets remaining 
                                       Thursday 23 December, 6pm and 8pm, No tickets remaining.

Children's Crib Service, Friday 24 December, 1pm and 3pm, No tickets remaining

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.



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 (with the exception of Friday 3 December when the Parish Office is closed).


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