Christmas Services 2017

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 events:

Get in the Picture – Sat 9th December – we have a shop for one day and are inviting people to dress up as part of the nativity and get a free photo for their Christmas cards.

Thurs 21st 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 10th @ 3.30pmCarols by CandlelightWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
Sunday 10th @ 6pmCarols by CandlelightHerts International Church
Saturday 16th @ 7pmModern Day NativityNew Zion
Sunday 17th @ 4pmCarol ServiceDigswell Village Church
Sunday 17th @ 6pmCarol ServiceHowlands Baptist
Sunday 17th @ 6pmCarols by CandlelightSt Mary Magdalene
Sunday 17th @ 6pmNine Lessons & Carols by CandlelightSt Francis
Sunday 17th @ 6pmCarols by CandlelightChristchurch Parkway
Sunday 17th @ 6pmCarols by CandlelightChristchurch Peartree
Sunday 17th @ 6.30pmCarols by CandlelightPanshanger Church
Sunday 9-10thChristmas Tree FestivalSt Francis
Sunday 10th @ 3pmChristingleSt Mary Magdalene
Tuesday 13th @ 6.30pmCarols Under a Winter SkyDigswell Village Church
Saturday 16th @ 4pm
Sunday 17th @ 6pm
Christmas Production: “A Christmas to Remember”Herts International Church
Sunday 16th @ 4pmFamily carol serviceSt Francis
Sunday 17th @ 9.15amService with nativity playSt Francis
Sunday 11th @ 10.30amNativityHowlands Baptist
Sunday 17th @ 4pmChristmas Special for young familiesWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
Wednesday 21st @ 6pmThe Longest NightWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
8am & 9.15amServicesSt Francis
9.30amChristmas All-age serviceChristchurch Parkway
10amChristmas Eve ServiceHerts International Church
10amCarol serviceLudwick Way Methodist Church
10amNativityPanshanger Church
10.30amFamily ServiceWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
11.15amChristmas All-age serviceChristchurch Peartree
2pm & 3.30pmChildren’s Nativity!St Mary Magdalene
3.30pmNativityChristchurch Parkway
4pmChristingle ServiceDigswell Village Church
4pmCrib ServiceHowlands Baptist
4pm & 6pmChristingle/Crib ServiceSt Francis
5pmNativityChristchurch Peartree
5pmChildren's Christmas MassOur Lady Queen of Apostles
5pmChristingle ServicePanshanger Church
6pmChildren's Christmas MassSt Bonaventure's Catholic Church
6pmChristmas EveRevival Chapel
6.30pmChildren's Christmas MassHoly Family Catholic Church
8.30 for 9.00pmMass of the Nativity preceded by CarolsOur Lady Queen of Apostles
9pm - 2amWatch night ServiceRevival Chapel
9.30 for 10.00pmMass of the Nativity preceded by CarolsHoly Family Catholic Church
10.30 for 11.00pmMass of the Nativity preceded by CarolsSt Bonaventure's Catholic Church
11pmMidnight MassSt Francis
11.15pmMidnight serviceChristchurch Parkway
11.15pmmidnight communion Digswell Village Church
11.15pmMidnight CommunionLudwick Way Methodist Church
11.30pmMidnight CommunionPanshanger Church
11.30pmMidnight EucharistSt Mary Magdalene
11.30pmCommunion ServiceWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
TBCCarols at woodhallNew Zion
8am Christmas service Revival Chapel
9am Christmas Day Mass St Bonaventure's 
10am Christmas Day Celebration Howlands Baptist
10am Family Worship Ludwick Way Methodist Church
10am Christmas Family worship Panshanger Church
10am Christmas Family service Welwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
10am Christmas Day Mass Holy Family
10am Family Eucharist St Francis
10am All Age Christmas Eucharist St Mary Magdalene
10am Christmas Day Family Service Herts International Church
10.30am All-age celebration Christchurch Parkway
10.30am All-age celebration Christchurch Peartree
10am Christmas Day Service New Zion
10am Family worship Digswell Village Church
11am Christmas Day Mass Our Lady Queen of Apostles
12.30pm Community Christmas Day Lunch Herts International Church

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.