Please use these hashtags to tie together all the events, photos and messages from across our diocese.
#dosalnativity and #dosalchristingle
Please use these hashtags to tie together all the events, photos and messages from across our diocese.
Click the graphic above for Church of England resources. Use the hashtag to tie into the national campaign.
#FollowTheStar- click here for Church of England resources
Click the graphic above for Church of England resources. Use the hashtag to tie into the national campaign.
Click the graphic above for Children's Society resources. Use the #Christingle50 hashtag to tie into the national campaign.
Click the graphic above for Children's Society resources. Use the #Christingle50 hashtag to tie into the national campaign.
Click the graphic above for Children's Society resources. Use the #Christingle50 hashtag to tie into the national campaign.
 

Advent and Christmas

by Michael Ford last modified 17 Dec, 2018 06:29 PM

Events, links and resources for Advent 2018.

Updated Listing = latest updates

Our official diocesan Advent calendar- subscribe here

Sent to all Grapevine recipients; started Saturday 1 December. 
Archive for Dec 5th-
Archive for Dec 1st-4th

 
SOCIAL MEDIA HASHTAGS: please use diocesan and national tags to tie pictures and messages together.
For Christingle, use:

#dosalchristingle
on TwitterFacebook/ Instagram
and #christingle50

For Advent and Christmas, use:

#dosalnativity
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and 
#followthestar

 
Latest updates:

Updated Listing Tuesday 18 to 24 December, 12-6pm
Hawkchurch Christmas Tree Festival at St John the Baptist, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD
This year the popular Christmas Tree Festival at our Church in Hawkchurch runs until Christmas Eve, daily.
Over 30 decorated and lit Christmas trees have been entered - come and enjoy the illuminated trees and vote for your favourite!
Hawkchurch is about three miles east of Axminster. St John the Baptist’s Church is opposite the Old Inn.
Inquiries to Jean Ransford via  or 01297 678285.

Updated Listing Thursday 20 December, 6pm
School & Community Carol Service at St John the Baptist, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD
This year the School & Community have come together for a joint Carol Service - and being during our Christmas Tree Festival week means the atmospheric twinkling of lights on the trees will make it an extra special evening.
Inquiries to Ruth Churchill or Jean Ransford via .

 

Events:

Tuesday 18 December, 1.10pm
Carols for Busy People at St Thomas's Church, Salisbury SP1 1BA
Our very popular annual Christmas Carol service for busy people, join us to sing your favourite Christmas carols and hymns and stay on afterwards for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
Inquiries to Meryl Browning via .

Tuesday 18 to 24 December, 12-6pm
Hawkchurch Christmas Tree Festival at St John the Baptist, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD
This year the popular Christmas Tree Festival at our Church in Hawkchurch runs until Christmas Eve, daily.
Over 30 decorated and lit Christmas trees have been entered - come and enjoy the illuminated trees and vote for your favourite!
Hawkchurch is about three miles east of Axminster. St John the Baptist’s Church is opposite the Old Inn.
Inquiries to Jean Ransford via  or 01297 678285.

Thursday 20 December, 6pm
School & Community Carol Service at St John the Baptist, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD
This year the School & Community have come together for a joint Carol Service - and being during our Christmas Tree Festival week means the atmospheric twinkling of lights on the trees will make it an extra special evening.
Inquiries to Ruth Churchill or Jean Ransford via .

Thursday 20 December, 6.30pm
Carols by Candlelight at Church of St Michael the Archangel, Mere BA12 6DS
Lessons and Carols in a magical setting, mulled wine and mince pies to finish the evening off.
Inquiries to Sherry Dixon via .

Friday 21 December, 6pm
Carols in the Cornmarket, Wimborne Minster
This magical Annual Event is all set to run again this year. Singing of the Carols will be accompanied by members of the Broadstone Community Concert Band. A collection will be taken for the Mayor of Wimborne’s Charities Julia’s House, the Allendale Community Centre and Allendale House.
All are warmly invited to attend and warm drinks will be available afterwards in the Salvation Army Hall.
Inquiries to Anthony Oliver via 01202 888703 or .

Friday 21 December, from 6.30pm
An Evening with Carly Paoli and guests at St John the Baptist, Devizes 
An acclaimed classical singer, Carly will be performing Christmas Songs. She is at present working with Andrew Lloyd Webber, and is planning an initiative, with him, to support singing in Wiltshire schools.
7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
This concert is in aid of Caenhill Countryside Centre, with support from St. John's Church and Omnes Ad Unum. Please come and support this event. Tickets are £20 from Devizes Books or Caenhill Countryside Centre.
Inquiries via 01380 724389.

Saturday 22 December, 7.30pm
The Farrant Singers' Christmas Concert at St Martin's Church, Salisbury SP1 2HY
This year’s Christmas concert by the Farrant Singers, conducted by Andrew Mackay, is a performance of Handel’s Dixit Dominus. This youthful and vivacious work was one of his earliest choral works written when he was just 22. Also in the programme is a trio of Christmas pieces, written especially for us by our founder, Richard Lloyd, entitled Christus natus est. The three carols are Nowell, nowell!, Today God sent his Son and Born is the babe. There will also be lots of carols for choir and audience and, of course, the Hallelujah Chorus for all. Bring a copy if you have on!
Inquiries to Jane Waddington via 07773 210706 or 
www.farrantsingers.org

Saturday 22 to Tuesday 25 December 
Services at Salisbury Cathedral include Carols by Candlelight (Sat 22 Dec, 7pm and Sun 23 Dec, 5pm)
A Family Service for Christmas Eve (Mon 24 Dec, 3.30pm)
Midnight Mass (Mon 24 Dec, 11pm)
The Eucharist on Christmas Day (Tue 25 Dec, 10.30am)
and Festal Evensong on Christmas Day (Tue 25 Dec, 3pm)

Saturday 22 to Thursday 27 December
Ammerdown Christmas Houseparty, Radstock BA3 5SW
Come and join us for a Christmas to remember, in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park. Excellent food, fun activities, games, crafts, walks, talks and seasonal films. A time to relax, enjoy good company and sample one of our special Christmas cocktails.
Arrive for 6pm on Saturday.
£545.00 (bursaries available)
Inquiries to Tessa via 01761 433709.

Sunday 23 December, 6pm
Carols by Candlelight, Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Holy Rood Church, Wool BH20 6DD
Get in touch

Monday 24 December, 4pm
Crib Service at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
Join the youngest members of our church as they relive the Christmas story through the eyes of a mystery-solving mouse who tries to get to the bottom of 'The New Noisy Neighbour'.
Inquiries to Carrie via 01202 882270 or .

Monday 24 December, 11.30pm
Christmas Holy Communion at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
A traditional service of lessons and carols in a candlelit environment culminating in Holy Communion as we move into Christmas Day.
Inquiries to Carrie via 01202 882270 or .

Monday 24 December
Christmas Eve at Holy Rood Church, Wool BH20 6DD
3pm Crib Service
11.30pm Midnight Mass
Get in touch

Tuesday 25 December
Christmas Day at Holy Rood Church, Wool BH20 6DD
8am Holy Communion
10am Family Communion
Get in touch

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