Christmas 2022

Merry Christmas from all the churches in Welwyn Garden City.

We’d love you to join us for any of our services this Christmas whether it’s a traditional carols by candlelight service, a contemporary carol service, or a midnight mass.

To find a service near you, look on our ‘who we are’ page which shows you the churches in the town, and you can click through to individual church websites to find out more.

‘Holy Week to Easter’ Walk 2021


From 29th March to 6th April we’d like to invite you to walk in the steps of Jesus.

By yourself or with those in your household or bubble, you can find different stations in the town centre and in the wider town, each with a QR code linking to a video on our website. Scan the code with your phone, and then watch a 2 minute video with a Bible reading and short reflection on an event in the Easter story.

Be part of something bigger this Easter – whenever you choose to walk the trail between March 29th and Easter Monday, you will be joining with other Christians from across the town in prayer and witness. Please share your photos and thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #wgcwalkwithjesus. Please ensure you that you follow the latest government guidance at all times.

For those who don’t want to use phones, you can download a map and the readings below


For those unable to get out, or are keen to watch the videos again, the links are below…

  1. Holy Week – Station 1 – Jesus in the garden – Churches in Welwyn Garden City (

Christmas Services 2019

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.

Sun 1st @6pmAdvent Carol ServiceSt Francis
Sun 15th @4pm 9 Lessons and Carols with Codicote Community ChoirSt Johns Church Digswell
Sun 15th @6pm Community Carol ServicePanshanger
Sun 15th @6pmCarols by CandlelightChristchurch Peartree
Sun 15th @6pmCarols by Candlelight Christchurch Parkway
Sun 15th @6.30pmChristmas Carol ServiceHIC
Thu 19th @6.30pmCarols under a Winter SkyDigswell Village Church
Sat 21st @4pmFamily Carol ServiceSt Francis
Sun 22nd @10amCarol service with Godly playMethodist
Sun 22nd @4pmCarols by CandlelightUnited Reformed Church
Sun 22nd @6pmCarol ServiceHowlands Baptist Church
Sun 22nd @6pmCarol serviceSt. Mary Magdalene Church
Sun 22nd @6pmTraditional Nine Lessons & Carols St Francis
Fri 6th @7.30pmCorporate Prayer for the UK ElectionHIC
Sat 7th @12pmChristmas Tree FestivalSt Francis
Sat 7th @4pmAdvent AdventurePanshanger
Sat 8th @12pmChristmas Tree FestivalSt Francis
Sun 8th @10amPop-Up NativityPanshanger
Sun 8th @6.30pmHIC’s Pantomime called ‘Alice in Winter Wonderland’HIC
Sun 15th @9.15amFamily Communion with NativitySt Francis
Sun 15th @10.30amMorning WorshipUnited Reformed Church
Sun 15th @4pmChristmas Special for young families.United Reformed Church
Sat 21st @6pmThe Longest NightUnited Reformed Church
Sun 22nd @9.30amAll-age CelebrationChristchurch Parkway
Sun 22nd @10.30amAll-age CelebrationChristchurch Peartree
Sun 22nd @10.30amNativity ServiceHowlands Baptist Church
Sun 22nd @4pmParish ChristingleChrist the King Haldens
Tue 31st @9pmNew Year’s EveHIC
@4pmChristmas Eve ServiceChrist the King Haldens
@4pmChristmas Eve ServiceDigswell Village Church
@4pmChristmas Eve ServiceSt Johns Church Digswell
@4pmChristingle/Crib ServiceSt Francis
@5pmChildren’s Christmas MassOur Lady’s
@5pmChristingle ServicePanshanger
@6pmChildren’s Christmas MassSt Bonaventure’s
@6pmChristingle/Crib ServiceSt Francis
@6.30pmChildren’s Christmas MassHoly Family
@8.30pmMass of the Nativity with CarolsOur Lady’s
@9.30pmMass of the Nativity with CarolsHoly Family
@10.30pmMass of the Nativity with CarolsSt Bonaventure’s
@11pmMidnight MassSt Francis
@11.15pmChristmas Eve ReflectionChristchurch Parkway
@11.30pmMidnight MassSt Johns Church Digswell
@11.30pmMidnight MassSt Mary Magdalene Church
@11.30pmCandlelight CommunionUnited Reformed Church
@11.45pmChristmas CommunionPanshanger
@8amEucharistChrist the King Haldens
@9amChristmas Mass with Carols St Bonaventure’s
@10amFamily ServiceHIC
@10amFamily ServiceDigswell Village Church
@10amChristmas Mass with CarolsHoly Family
@10amChristmas Day ServiceHowlands Baptist Church
@10amChristmas Day serviceMethodist
@10amChristmas day ServiceNew Zion Christian Fellowship
@10am Christmas Day All Age Celebration ServicePanshanger
@10amFamily Communion ServiceSt Francis
@10amFamily EucharistSt Johns Church Digswell
@10amChristmas Family WorshipUnited Reformed Church
@10.30amChristmas Day CelebrationChristchurch Peartree
@10.30amChristmas Day CelebrationChristchurch Parkway
@11amChristmas Mass with CarolsOur Lady’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