All are welcome at any of the services in the Avon Valley Churches

Saturday 21st December
Carol Singing, 10:00am, Outside The Gourmet Grocer, Fordingbridge

Sunday 22nd December
St Mary’s Hale 10:00am, Carol Service Holy Ascension Hyde, 6:00pm, Carol Service followed by refreshments
St Mary’s Fordingbridge, 6:30pm, Carol Service by Candlelight
Christmas Eve
St Mary’s Fordingbridge, 4:00pm, Christingle and Crib Service
Sandleheath Church, 6:00pm, Christingle and Nativity
Hyde Church, 11:00pm, Midnight Communion
St Boniface Woodgreen, 11:00pm, Carols & Refreshments, Communion
St Mary’s Fordingbridge, 11:00pm, Midnight Communion
Christmas Day
St Mary’s Fordingbridge, 8:00am, Holy Communion
St Giles’ Godshill, 9:00am, Christmas Communion & Carols
Hyde Church 9:30am, Christmas Communion & Carols
St Mary’s Fordingbridge, 10:00am, Christmas Communion & Carols
St Mary’s Hale, 10:00am, Christmas Communion & Carols
St Mary’s Breamore, 11:00am, Christmas Communion & Carols
St Boniface Woodgreen, 12pm- 2pm “ Pop up pub ” in the Church


  1. Anna Doran

    I haven’t been to a Chrsitingle service before? What is it and is it suitable for my 17 month old?

    • Gary Philbrick

      Dear Anna,
      Yes – very suitable.
      It’s a short Service, lots of people, during which we briefly tell the Nativity Story, and all the children get a Christingle Orange, with a candle in, which is lit (carefully supervised by parents!).
      It’s very lovely, and very popular.

  2. Ian Booth

    Hello, we would like to come to the Breamore Christmas Day communion but are then meeting the family. Please could you advise approximate duration of service? Thank you

    • Gary Philbrick

      Dear Ian,

      You’ll all be most welcome – all ages welcome.
      The Service starts at 11.00, will be something like 50 minutes.

      Best Wishes for Christmas,

  3. Kelly ireland

    Hello I’d like to come to the Christingle service at 4pm today. I have a 3.5 year old and 18 month old. Would you be able to tell me how long the service is please. They are very good but my little one won’t sit for too long!
    Many thanks

    • Gary Philbrick

      Dera Kelly,

      It’s about 45 minutes, there’s lots of movement, and lots of children, dressing up for those who want, and so on.
      So, do bring them along, and just relax and enjoy!
      HOpe to see you later.

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