Christmas Services


Open to all – we’d love you to join us!

Sat 10th December 3-4pm: Carol singing in the Howard’s Centre

Thurs 22nd December 6.30pm: Town Carol Service outside Howard’s Centre with WGC brass band and guest speaker Rob Marshall (of Radio 4’s Thought for the Day). Refreshments provided by the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

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

Sunday 27th @ 6pmAdvent Carols by CandlelightSt Francis
Sunday 11th @ 4.30pmCarols by CandlelightWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
Sunday 11th @ 6.30pmCarol ServicePanshanger Church
Tuesday 13th @ 6.30pmCarols Under a Winter SkyDigswell Village Church
Saturday 17th @ 7pmCarols in the CloistersFocolare Centre
Sunday 18th @ 10amCarol ServiceLudwick Way Methodist Church
Sunday 18th @ 10.30amCarol ServiceSalvation Army
Sunday 18th @ 11amCarols Service/Community PartyPassion for Christ Tabernacle@ Holwell School
Sunday 18th @ 4pmCarol ServiceDigswell Village Church
Sunday 18th @ 4pmFamily Carols and ChristingleChrist the King
Sunday 18th @ 6pmCarols by CandlelightHowlands Baptist
Sunday 18th @ 6pmCarols by CandlelightSt Mary Magdalene
Sunday 18th @ 6pmNine Lessons & Carols by CandlelightSt Francis
Sunday 18th @ 6pmCarols by CandlelightChristchurch Parkway
Sunday 18th @ 6.30pmCarols by CandlelightChristchurch Peartree
Wednesday 21st @ 6pmCommunity CarolsChrist the King
Saturday 3rd @ 10amBreakfast ChurchWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
Saturday 3rd @ noonChristmas Tree FestivalSt Francis
Saturday 3rd @ 4pmChristmas Production: “The Star that Shines the Brightest”Herts International Church
Sunday 4th @ 10.30amGift SundayWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
Sunday 4th @ noonChristmas Tree FestivalSt Francis
Sunday 4th @ 6pmChristmas Production: “The Star that Shines the Brightest”Herts International Church
Sunday 11th @ 10.30amNativityHowlands Baptist
Sunday 11th @ 12.30pmPfC 12th Anniversary & Thanksgiving ServicePassion for Christ Tabernacle@ Holwell School
Sunday 11th @ 3pmChristingleSt Mary Magdalene
Tuesday 13th @ 2pmChristingle serviceSalvation Army
Sunday 18th @ 9.15amFamily Communion with Nativity PlaySt Francis
Sunday 18th @ 9.30amAll-age celebrationChristchurch Parkway
Sunday 18th @ 11.15amAll-age celebrationChristchurch Peartree
Sunday 18th @ 4pmChristmas Special for young familiesWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
Wednesday 21st @ 6pmThe Longest NightWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
Saturday 31st @ 9.30pmNew Year Eve PartyPassion for Christ Tabernacle@ YMCA Peatree Lane
2.30pm & 4pmChildren’s Nativity!St Mary Magdalene
3pmCrib ServiceChrist the King
3.30pmNativityChristchurch Peartree
4pmCrib ServiceHowlands Baptist
4pmCrib ServiceSt John's
4pmChristingle ServiceDigswell Village Church
4pm & 6pmChristingle ServicePanshanger Church
4pm & 6pmChristingle ServiceSt Francis
5pmChildren's Christmas MassOur Lady Queen of Apostles
5pmNativityChristchurch Parkway
6pmChildren's Christmas MassSt Bonaventure's Catholic Church
6pmChristmas Eve (Carol Service)Revival Chapel
6.30pmChildren's Christmas MassHoly Family Catholic Church
8.30 for 9.00pmMass of the Nativity preceded by CarolsOur Lady Queen of Apostles
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 CommunionLudwick Way Methodist Church
11.15pmMidnight CommunionPanshanger Church
11.15pmChristmas Eve Reflective serviceChristchurch Parkway
11.30pmCommunion ServiceWelwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
11.30pmMidnight Eucharist of the NativitySt John's
11.30pmMidnight EucharistSt Mary Magdalene
8am Eucharist St John's
8am Christmas service Revival Chapel
9am Christmas Mass St Bonaventure's Catholic Church
9.30am Christmas Day Worship Salvation Army
9.30am Family Eucharist St John's
10am All Age Celebration Howlands Baptist
10am Christmas Family Worship Ludwick Way Methodist Church
10am Christmas Family Communion Panshanger Church
10am Christmas Family Worship, Coffee from 9.30am Welwyn Garden City United Reformed Church
10am Christmas Mass Holy Family Catholic Church
10am Family Communion St Francis
10am All Age Christmas Eucharist St Mary Magdalene
10am 1 hour family service Herts International Church
10.30am Christmas Day celebration Christchurch Parkway
10.30am Christmas Day celebration Christchurch Peartree
10.30am Christmas morning Communion New Zion
11am Christmas Family Communion Digswell Village Church
11am Christmas Mass Our Lady Queen of Apostles/td>
11am Eucharist Christ the King
11am Christmas Day Service Passion for Christ Tabernacle@ Holwell School
5pm Evening Prayer St John's

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.