Christmas Services

On this page you’ll find the full rota of Christmas services across the Beaminster Area Team. Please be aware that these times are subject to change due to the current health situation. Please do check below for any changes or cancellations.

Some of our larger Christmas services are expected to be ticket only to ensure the safety of the congregation. So as each church confirms their booking plans we’ll update this page.

If you don’t see any booking information for your services please check on village notice boards for local information.

We look forward to seeing you on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day

Booking Information

Beaminster, St Mary’s Church
Sunday 20th December – Carol Service at 6.30 pm – the 4pm event has been cancelled
Wednesday 23rd December – Crib Service at 4.00 pm
Thursday 24th Christmas Eve – Communion for Christmas (Midnight Mass) 9.00 pm and 11.30 pm
Friday 25th Christmas Day – Holy Communion at 8.00 am, Holy Communion at 10.00 am
To be put on the list for your chosen service(s), please email or telephone the Church Office (01308 862320 – beaminsterteam@gmail.com) giving your name and the number of people in your group. Please note: We are unable to guarantee that your group or bubble will be able to sit together. Under current Covid restrictions music will be led by the choir as congregational singing indoors is not allowed.

Broadwindsor, St John the Baptist Church
Sunday 20th December – 3.30pm Bernards’ Place, a short service of carols and the Christmas story outside. Please dress warmly and keep socially distanced.
Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve – Midnight Communion 11.30pm in church
Friday 25th December Christmas Day – Family Communion 10.30am in church
Seats for both services inside church must be pre booked by ringing Philip Coltart on 867646 or via email philipcoltart@btinternet.com.

Hooke, St Giles Church
Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve-3.30pm Blessing of the Crib
Friday 25th December Christmas Day-11.30pm Midnight Eucharist
For both services in Hooke, places must be booked by Monday 21st December with Joy Edwards joyquaver@hotmail.com or phone 01308 862055. Please confirm the number in your bubble for seating organisation.

Netherbury, St Mary’s Church
Friday 25th December Christmas Day – 08.00 BCP Communion
Friday 25th December Christmas Day – 09.30 Common Worship Communion
Both services booking only with Jacky Bush 01308 488303

Burstock, St Andrew’s Church
Friday 25th December Christmas Day – Eucharist Service 9.15 am
To pre-book seats please call or email Kate Penney 01308 868083 / katepenney@outlook.com

Stoke Abbott, St Mary’s Church
Sunday 20th December – Christmas Service at 6pm
Thursday 24th December – Unfortunately the Christmas Eve 10pm service has had to be cancelled. As of 21st December there are still places available at the Beaminster, Broadwindsor, and Hooke Christmas Eve services if you wish to join us there.

Blackdown, Holy Trinity Church
Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve Service at 6pm
To reserve your place at the service please contact Philip Hardwill pjhardwill@gmail.com 07980 864169 or Evelyn Hooper markandevelynhooper@yahoo.co.uk 07531080100.

Seaborough, St John’s Church
Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve Service at 6pm
To reserve your place at the service please contact Steven Loveridge steven@stevenloveridge.com 07767 263953.

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Church Locations

You’ll find all the addresses of our churches, and map links to help you find them, on the Our Churches page.