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Advent and Christmas

by Michael Ford last modified 18 Dec, 2019 06:25 PM

Events, links and resources for 2019.

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Events:

Wednesday 18 December, 5pm onwards
Children's Storytime and Christmas Carol Singing at the Drovers Inn, Gussage All Saints BH21 5ET
Storytime for the children will start at 5 o'clock, gathered round the cosy fire, followed by Christmas Carols for young and old. The singing will be led by our fine local tenor, Chris King who will provide song sheets. Come and join in the seasonal atmosphere at this lovely community-owned village pub with refreshments available. A voluntary collection will be made for charity. Booking not required unless you want to reserve a table for dinner.
Inquiries to Harvelle or Martin at the Drovers via 01258 840550 or .
www.thedroversinn.info

Wednesday 18 December, 6pm
Carol Service at St John the Baptist Church, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Wednesday 18 December, 6.30pm
Carols at the Old Ox Pub, Shilllingstone
Our annual carol singing in the Local, with seasonal refreshments.
Inquiries to Sue Rawlinson via 01258 853733.

Wednesday 18 December, 7pm
Carol Service at St Stephen's Church, Bettiscombe DT6 5NT
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Wednesday 18 to Tuesday 24 December, 12noon to 6pm
Hawkchurch Christmas Tree Festival at St John the Baptist Church, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD
The Annual Christmas Tree Festival - see the Church lit up with lights from a wide variety of trees. There can be 40 or so trees in our small church from the collective imagination of several local people and organisations. Vote for your favourite!
Inquiries to Jean Ransford via 01297 678285 or .

Thursday 19 December
Blue Light Carol Service at St.Mary's Church, Bridport DT6 3NW
Carols for all who work in the Emergency Services, their families, friends and supporters .
Inquiries to the Revd Philip Ringer via .

Thursday 19 December, 6-9pm
Seeing Christmas In A Different Light at St Peter’s Lower Parkstone, BH14 0NN
Indoor light projections, music, reflective areas, warming drink, free entry.
Inquiries to David Holliday via .

Thursday 19 December, 7pm 
Carol Service at St Candida and Holy Cross Church, Whitchurch Canonicorum DT6 6RQ 
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Thursday 19 December, 7.30pm
Beer and Carols at the Tollgate Inn, Holt BA14 6PX
Come and enjoy an informal, festive time in the run up to Christmas. Sing-a-long to carols and Christmas songs in the lovely atmosphere of The Tollgate Inn.
Inquiries to Lucy Waterman via .

Friday 20 December 6pm-7pm
Village Carols around the Tree at Codford Village Hall and Social Club BA12 0PP
A chance to gather around the Christmas Tree outside our Village Hall to sing well known traditional carols. The Social Club will be open for hot and cold drinks.
Inquiries to Derek Buckles via .

Friday 20 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 Going for Bust, Net Patient Foundation, Combat Stress, Wimborne in Bloom, Dreamboats and ERIC.
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 .

Updated Listing Friday 20 December, 6pm
Advent Evening Prayer/Compline at Alton Pancras, Piddlehinton & Hilton
Flyer here
All are welcome!
Inquiries to .

Updated Listing Friday 20 December, 6pm
Carol Service at Alton Pancras
Flyer here
All are welcome!
Inquiries to .

Friday 20 December, 6.30pm
Celebrating the Nativity and Carol Service at St Mary's Church, Catherston DT6 6LZ
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Updated Listing Saturday 21 December, 11am
The Bridport Nativity in Bucky Doo Square, Bridport DT6 3NJ
A Churches Together presentation of the story of the Birth of Jesus.
Updated Listing Poster here
Inquiries to the Revd Philip Ringer via .

Saturday 21 December, 11am
Carol singing in and around Canford Cliffs “village/ high street”, BH13 7LP
Inquiries to David Williams

Saturday 21 December, 4.30pm
Carols on the Green at Ashley Cross, BH14 8UF
Sing carols around Christmas tree, live band, hot drinks.
Inquiries to David Holliday via .

Saturday 21 December, 7.30pm
The Farrant Singers' Christmas Concert at St Martin's Church, Salisbury SP1 2HY
Handel's wonderful 'Coronation Anthems' make up the first half of this concert. After the interval, join in with the 'Hallelujah Chorus' and carols for choir and audience.
Inquiries to Jane Waddington via 07773 210706 or .
www.farrantsingers.org

Sunday 22 December
Christmas at St Luke’s Parkstone, BH14 9LF
9am: Carol Service
10.30am: Carol Service
6.30pm: Carols by Candlelight
Flyer here
Contact: 01202 717268
stlukesparkstone.org.uk

Sunday 22 December, 10am 
Carol Service at St Gabriel's Church, Morcombelake DT6 6DW
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Sunday 22 December, 4pm 
Carol Service at St Michael the Archangel Church, Lyme Regis DT7 3DA
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Sunday 22 December, 5pm 
Carol Service at St Mary's Church, Marshwood DT6 5QA
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Sunday 22 December, 6pm
Carols by Candlelight at St Thomas's Church, Salisbury SP1 1BA
A traditional Christmas service accompanied by our fine church choir and many favourite carols.
Inquiries to Meryl Browning via .

Saturday 22 December, 6pm
Carol Service at St Mary's Church, Market Lavington SN10 4DU
Service of 7 Lessons and 7 Carols, followed by refreshments.
Church website here

Sunday 22 December, 6pm
Nine Lessons and Carols at Holy Rood Church, Wool
Inquiries via 01929 462215 or .

Sunday 22 December, 6pm
Carol Service at St Giles' Church, Chideock DT6 6RY
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Sunday 22 December, 6pm 
Carol Service at St Paul's Church, Wootton Fitzpaine DT6 6NQ
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Updated Listing Sunday 22 December, 6pm
Carol Service at Piddlehinton
Flyer here
All are welcome!
Inquiries to .

Sunday 22 December, 7pm
Carols at the Shah (Shah of Persia pub), Poole BH15 2HS
Join us as we enjoy a festive mix of carols and Christmas songs (the best night of the year according to some!).
Contact: Mark Hay

Tuesday 24 December, 3pm
Crib Service at St Andrew's Church, Charmouth DT6 6FN
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December
Christmas at St Luke’s Parkstone, BH14 9LF
3.30pm: Children’s Nativity
11.15pm: Midnight Communion
Flyer here
Contact: 01202 717268
stlukesparkstone.org.uk

Updated Listing Tuesday 24 December
3.30pm Christingle at Cheselbourne
5pm Christingle at Hilton
5.30pm Christingle at Piddletrenthide
11.30pm Midnight Mass at Hilton
11.30pm Midnight Mass at Piddlehinton
Flyer here
All are welcome!
Inquiries to .

Tuesday 24 December, 4pm
Crib Service at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
Come along and join in a child friendly retelling of the Christmas story. Refreshments and a small gift at the end.
Inquiries to Mrs Carrie Partridge via 01202 887720 or .
www.canfordparish.org

Tuesday 24 December, 4pm
Christingle Service at St Mary's Church, Market Lavington SN10 4DU
Church website here

Tuesday 24 December, 4pm
Crib Service at St John the Baptist Church, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December, 4pm 
Crib Service at St Michael the Archangel Church, Lyme Regis DT7 3DA
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December, 4pm
The Crib Service at the Inn (The Rose and Crown public house), Longburton DT9 5PD
A Crib service in the garden of the Inn. Children dressed up as characters from the nativity story or we can dress you if you forget! Full participation for everyone followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the pub with thanks to Beccy and John our lovely landlords. In St James' next door if wet.
Inquiries to the Revd Lesley McCreadie via  or 01963 210548.Tuesday 24 December, 6pm

Carol Service at St John The Baptist, Fishpond DT6 6NN
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December, 6pm 
Christmas Eucharist at St Andrew's Church, Monkton Wyld DT6 6DQ
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December, 7pm
Carols at the Brace, Plush, nr Piddletrenthide, DT2 7RQ
The annual Carols at the Brace of Pheasants (Dorset dining pub of the year 2017) starts at 7pm with a selection of Christmas carols and a collection for charity. 
Organised by Alton Pancras Church.
Just turn up!

Tuesday 24 December, 11pm
Midnight Communion at St Andrew's Church, Charmouth DT6 6FN
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December, 11pm 
Christmas Eucharist at St Giles' Church, Chideock DT6 6RY
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December, 11pm 
Midnight Mass at St Michael the Archangel Church, Lyme Regis DT7 3DA
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December, 11pm 
Christmas Eucharist at St Candida and Holy Cross Church, Whitchurch Canonicorum DT6 6RQ 
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Tuesday 24 December, 11.30pm
Midnight Mass at St Thomas's Church, Salisbury SP1 1BA
We gather in the darkness to welcome the Light coming into the World.
Inquiries to Meryl Browning via .

Tuesday 24 December, 11.30pm
Midnight Communion at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
Celebrate the coming of Christ by sharing communion as Christmas Eve becomes Christmas Day.
Inquiries to Mrs Carrie Partridge via 01202 887720 or .
www.canfordparish.org

Tuesday 24 December, 11.30pm
Midnight Mass at Holy Rood Church, Wool
Inquiries via 01929 462215 or .

Wednesday 25 December, from 8am
8am Holy Communion and 10am Family Service at Holy Rood Church, Wool 
Inquiries via 01929 462215 or .

Wednesday 25 December, 8.30am
Christmas Communion at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
A short spoken Eucharist at the beginning of the day.
Inquiries to Mrs Carrie Partridge via 01202 887720 or .
www.canfordparish.org

Wednesday 25 December, 9.30am
Family Christmas Communion at St Mary's Church, Catherston DT6 6LZ
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Wednesday 25 December, 9.30am 
Short Christmas Morning Service at St Mary's Church, Marshwood DT6 5QA
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Wednesday 25 December, 9.30am 
Matins at St Paul's Church, Wootton Fitzpaine DT6 6NQ
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Updated Listing Wednesday 25 December
9.30am Joint Valley Christmas Day Eucharist at Alton Pancras
10.30am Christmas Day Eucharist at Cheselbourne
11am Lessons and Carols at Melcombe Horsey
Flyer here
All are welcome!
Inquiries to .

Wednesday 25 December, 10am 
Family Communion at St Giles' Church, Chideock DT6 6RY
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Wednesday 25 December, 10am 
Eucharist at St Michael the Archangel Church, Lyme Regis DT7 3DA
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Wednesday 25 December, 10.15am
Parish Communion with Carols at St Thomas's Church, Salisbury SP1 1BA
Our main service for Christmas Day is Parish Communion with Carols, and we invite any who wish to dress for the Nativity Scene! 
Inquiries to Meryl Browning via .

Wednesday 25 December, 10.30am
All Age Communion at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
Come and celebrate the birth of Jesus during a communion service aimed at all ages. Everyone welcome.
Inquiries to Mrs Carrie Partridge via 01202 887720 or .
www.canfordparish.org

Wednesday 25 December
Christmas at St Luke’s Parkstone, BH14 9LF
10.30am: Christmas Worship
Flyer here
Contact: 01202 717268
stlukesparkstone.org.uk

Wednesday 25 December, 11am
Family Communion at St Mary's Church, Market Lavington SN10
Christmas Day Communion Service.
Church website here

Wednesday 25 December, 11am 
Family Eucharist at St John the Baptist Church, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD
All inquiries to Margaret Trafford via 01297 443763.
Website here

Thursday 26 December, 12.30pm
Carols, Cake and Coffee after the swim at St John's Church, West Bay DT6 4EN
An informal service of Carol singing, choose your favourite, enjoy some cake and coffee at the same time.
Inquiries to the Revd Philip Ringer via .

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