Christmas at the Abbey

Christmas Services

Sunday 3rd December
6pm Advent Carol Service
Sunday, 17th December
6pm Carols by Candelight – a beautiful evening of nine lessons and carols, sung by the congregation and Abbey choir.
Wednesday 20th December
6pm Carol singing around the village with the Abbey choir, (meet outside the Fleur de Lys pub)
Saturday 24th December
11.30pm Midnight Mass – celebrate the arrival of the Christ child with the traditional midnight service
Sunday 25th December
10.30am Christmas Family Eucharist – children are welcome bring their Christmas presents to show Revd Sue!

Nativity play at Dorchester Abbey

Children’s Christmas

Sunday 17th December
10.30am Posada Party! A family cafe-style service with crafts featuring the figures of Mary and Joseph that have been travelling around homes in the village.
Saturday 24th December
4.30pm Crib Service Nativity Play – a special play featuring local children (more angels and shepherds very welcome – come dressed up or borrow costumes when you get here).
Sunday 25th December
10.30am Christmas Family Eucharist – bring your Christmas presents to show Revd Sue

Decorating the Christmas Tree at Dorchester Abbey
New College Choir

Concerts and Special Events

We have a brilliant collection of concerts and charity carol events in the Abbey this year, from OSJ’s Messiah to New College Choir singing carols and Juliet Stevenson reading for the Home Farm Trust.  Follow this link for more information.

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