Christmas Services 2018

Find a Christmas service near you… simply explore the services and events in the table below.

We’d also like to invite you to our special Churches in WGC event:

Thurs 20th December 6.30pm: Town Carol Service outside Howard’s Centre with WGC brass band. Refreshments will be provided by the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

Sunday 2nd @ 4pm Family Carol Service St Francis
Sunday 2nd @ 4pm Advent Carol Service St John's
Saturday 9th @ 6.30pm Heartbeat carols Digswell Village Church
Sunday 16th @ 4pm 9 Lessons and Carols St John's
Sunday 16th @ 6pm Carols by Candlelight Christchurch Parkway
Sunday 16th @ 6pm Carols by Candlelight Christchurch Peartree
Sunday 16th @ 6pm Carol Service Howlands Baptist
Sunday 20th @ 6.30pm Carols under a Winter Sky Digswell Village Church
Sunday 23rd @ 6pm Traditional Nine Lessons & Carols St Francis
Sunday 23rd @ 4.30pm Carols by Candlelight Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
Sunday 16th @ 6pm Community Carol Service (including Watchlytes School Choir) Panshanger Church
Saturday 1st @10am Breakfast Church Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
Saturday 1st @ 5pm Advent Adventure for all the family Panshanger Church
Sunday 2nd @ 10.30am Gift Sunday Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
Sunday 2nd @ 4pm Pet Service Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
Sunday 2nd @ 5pm Service of Light (Remembrance Service for those who have pasted away) Panshanger Church
Saturday 8th @ 12 - 6pm Christmas Tree Festival St Francis
Sunday 9th @ 10.30am Morning Worship Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
Sunday 9th @ 12-5pm Christmas Tree Festival St Francis
Saturday 15th @ 6pm Christmas production with brass band followed by mince pies and festive drinks Herts International Church
Sunday 16th @ 4pm Family Communion Service with Nativity St Francis
Sunday 16th at 10am Nativity Service Panshanger Church
Sunday 11th @ 10.30am Nativity Howlands Baptist
Sunday 16th @ 4pm Christmas Special for young families Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
Wednesday 19th @ 8am Day of Prayer for the Parish St John's
Wednesday 19th @ 9am Stay and Play Messy Nativity Panshanger Church
Friday 21st @ 6pm The Longest Night Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
Sunday 23rd @ 9.30am All-age service Christchurch Parkway
Sunday 23rd @ 10.30am All-age service Christchurch Peartree
Sunday 23rd @ 4pm Christingle Service Christ the King
Sunday 30th @ 5pm A contemporary worship service St Francis
Monday 31st @ 10pm New Year’s Eve service with finger food Herts International Church
4pm Crib Service Christ the King
4pm Nativity Christchurch Peartree
4pm Crib Service Digswell Village Church
4pm Crib Service Howlands Baptist
4pm Crib Service St John's
4pm & 6pm Christingle/Crib Service St Francis
5pm Children's Christmas Mass Our Lady Queen of Apostles
5pm Christingle Service Panshanger Church
5.30pm Nativity Christchurch Parkway
6pm Children's Christmas Mass St Bonaventure's Catholic Church
6.30pm Children's Christmas Mass Holy Family Catholic Church
8.30 for 9.00pm Mass of the Nativity preceded by Carols Our Lady Queen of Apostles
9.30 for 10.00pm Mass of the Nativity preceded by Carols Holy Family Catholic Church
10.30 for 11.00pm Mass of the Nativity preceded by Carols St Bonaventure's Catholic Church
11pm Midnight Mass St Francis
11.15pm Midnight service Christchurch Parkway
11.15pm Midnight HC led by the Revd Rosemary Fletcher Ludwick Way Methodist Church
11.30pm First Mass of the Nativity St John's
11.30pm Communion Service Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
11.45pm Midnight Communion Panshanger Church
9am Christmas Day Mass St Bonaventure's
10am Family service Christ the King
10am Family service Digswell Village Church
10am Christmas Day Family Service Herts International Church
10am Christmas Day Mass Holy Family
10am Carol Service Howlands Baptist
10am Family Worship Ludwick Way Methodist Church
10am Christmas Family worship Panshanger Church
10am Family Communion Service St Francis
10am Family service St John's
10am Christmas Family service Welwyn Garden City
United Reformed Church
10.30am All-age celebration Christchurch Parkway
10.30am All-age celebration Christchurch Peartree
11am Christmas Day Mass Our Lady Queen of Apostles

Week of prayer for Christian Unity – Sunday 24th January 3pm

We’re so blessed to be part of a wider fellowship of Christians in the area, all trying to make Jesus known in different ways and styles. On Sunday 24th January, during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we have a joint services with the other churches, this year held at Our Lady’s Catholic church in Woodhall, at 3pm. During the previous week there will be lunch time prayer and food at different churches.  Churches in WGC – week of prayer Christian Unity 2016

Welwyn Hatfield General Election Hustings

29th April, 8pm-10pm, Herts International Church, Unit 2 Sterling Court, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1FT

Please join us to question our local parliamentary candidates on the issues that matter to us. Discussion topics and questions will come from your submissions, so if you have questions for us or for the candidates get in touch via

Last time, the hustings were a great success, with a packed room hearing the candidates’ responses to questions on a wide range of international, national and local issues.

We will be following the same format as last time, with questions and topics from what you send us in advance supplemented by a limited number of questions on the night.

This is your chance to grill the candidates, and focus them on issues you care about, so don’t miss out!

Good Friday service

11am @ Howardsgate in the centre of town Christians from different traditions gather around the cross (which will be placed near the Post Office) for a short outdoor service. Plan to come and join us!

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

For Jesus, unity amongst his followers was a key thing. To celebrate our unity together as churches in Welwyn Garden City, we have a week of prayer coming up. Do just turn up at any of the events below.

Daily Services at 12 noon

Monday 19th Jan – Panshanger Church, 24 Hardings, AL7 2EJ
Tuesday 20th Jan  – Our Lady Queen of Apostles, 141 Woodhall lane, AL7 3TP
Wednesday 21st Jan – St Mary Magdalene, Hollybush Lane, AL7 4JS
Thursday 22nd Jan – YMCA, Peartree Lane, AL7 3UL
Friday 23rd Jan – URC Church, Church Road, AL8 6PS (with Labyrinth at 10.30am)

Bring and Share supper on Saturday

Saturday 24th Jan from 7-9pm – Foicelare Centre, AL8 6JG

Joint Service on Sunday 25th Jan

Sunday 25th Jan at 4pm – Herts International Church, The Mundalls, AL7 1FT.