What's on: Events and church services over Christmas

What's on: Events and church services over Christmas

Find out when Christmas church services and other events will be taking place over the weekend in East Berkshire and South Bucks with our guide below.

EVENTS 

CHRISTMAS EVE:

MAIDENHEAD: The grand finale of the Maidenhead Living Advent Calendar will take place at St Mary’s Church from 4pm.

TWYFORD: A carol service at St Mary’s Church will mark the closing of this year’s Living Advent Calendar tonight (Thursday).

Arranged by Twyford Village Partnership, the 24-day schedule has included an event for everyday of December.

The church in Station Road will host two events today (Thursday), first a crib service between 3.30pm and 4pm, before a candlelit carol service, from 7pm.


CHRISTMAS DAY:

BOURNE END: Walkers can put their best foot forward on Christmas Day on a festive walk through fields and woodland around Bourne End.

Led by Buckinghamshire County Council Health Walks coordinator Fiona Broadbent, the one and a half hour circular walk starts at Hedsor Road Social Club, Bourne End, at 11am.

WINDSOR: Volunteers are wanted for a Christmas Day lunch. Churches Together Windsor is arranging the lunch and is looking for helpers and entertainers. Drivers are also needed to take guests to the venue at 12.30pm and to return home at 3.30pm.

Helpers will also be needed to set up on Christmas Eve. To help, contact Barry Thompson on jetbar@live.co.uk or call 01753 856140.


BOXING DAY:

COOKHAM DEAN: Returning to Cookham Dean on Boxing Day is an annual event which will see teams of eight battling it out in five challenges to win a prestigious Loo Seat Trophy.

The Boxing Day Games charity competition, hosted by the Kaffirs of Cookham Dean, will be held at the Old Cricket Common from 10am on Saturday, December 26.

The event will consist of five wacky games which will be kept a secret until the day. A tug of war and an obstacle course will conclude it.

Entries can only be made on the day and cost £30 per team.

The event lasts about two hours. Contact Peter on 01628 482201 for more information.

DATCHET: Datchet Border Morris group will hold its Boxing Day performance on the Green from 10.40am.

SLOUGH: A lunchtime concert is to take place at St Mary’s Church on Saturday. Organist, Malcolm Stowell, will lead the concert at the church, in Church Street. It starts at noon. Entrance is free but donations are welcome.


SUNDAY:

SLOUGH: The Race Hut in Montem Road, is hosting a taster event on Sunday. The event consists of a 20 minute qualifying session and a 10 minute race where all cars will line up on the grid and race to the chequered flag in a safe environment. Visit theracehut.com for more information.


CHURCH SERVICES:


BRAY: St Michael’s, High Street

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 10am All-age Eucharist

BURNHAM: St Peter’s Church, Church Street

Christmas Eve: 3pm and 5pm Christingle Services, 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 8am and 10am Christmas Holy Communion

United Reform Church, Stomp Road

Christmas Day: 10am Family Fun Christmas Service

COOKHAM: Holy Trinity, Church Gate

Christmas Eve: 6pm Children’s Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 11am Parish Eucharist, 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight

St John the Baptist, Church Road, Cookham Dean

Christmas Eve: 6pm Children’s Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 9.15am Parish Eucharist

DORNEY: St James the Less, Court Lane

Christmas Eve: 3pm Christingle Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10am Family Communion

MAIDENHEAD: St Edmund Campion Church, Altwood Road

Christmas Eve: 6pm Children’s Mass, 11.30pm Readings and Carols, 12am Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 9.30am and 11.15am Morning Mass

Boyn Hill Baptist Church, Westborough Road

Christmas Day: 10am Family service

St Mary’s Church, High Street

Christmas Eve: 2.30pm Christingle Service (for pre-school children), 4pm Christingle Service (for everyone), 6pm Carols by candlelight

Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 9.15am and 11am Morning Service followed by communion

All Saints, Boyne Hill

Christmas Eve: 4pm Christmas Eve Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass of the Nativity of the Lord

Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Eucharist

St Peter’s, St Peter’s Road

Christmas Eve: 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm, Christingle for younger children and families; 11.30pm Carols and cocoa

Christmas Day: 8am Quiet communion service, 10am All Age Celebration

St Mark’s, in the hospital grounds

Christmas Eve: 5pm The Christmas Story, 11.30pm Communion

Christmas Day: 10.15am Traditional Communion

High Street Methodist Church

Christmas Eve: 3pm Christingle Service, 11.15pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 11am Family Service

St Marks Crescent Methodist Church

Christmas Day: 10am Family Service

Woodlands Park Methodist Church

Christmas Day: 9am Family Worship

Parish Church of the Good Shepard at the Cox Green Community centre, Highfield Lane

Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib service, 11.15pm Midnight Eucharist

Christmas Day: 10am All Age Festival Communion

Maidenhead United Reform Church, West Street

Chrstmas Eve: 4pm All ages service followed by refreshments

Christmas Day: 10.30am Christmas Service

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Cookham Road

Christmas Eve: 6.30pm First Mass of Christmas (folk group0, 11.30pm Carols and Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 8am and 10.45am Communion

St Luke’s Church, Norfolk Road

Christmas Eve: 4pm (for younger families) and 5pm (for older families) Christingle and crib service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10am Short service for children, 10.30am service of parish communion

MARLOW: Methodist Church, Spittal Street

Christmas Eve: 5pm Carols by candlelight, 11.15pm carols by candlelight

Christmas Day: 10.30am Christmas morning family worship

All Saints Church, High Street

Christmas Eve: 3pm (for pre school children), 4.30pm (for infant children), 6pm (For junior school children) Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight communion

Christmas Day: 8am and 9.15am Holy Communion, 11am Christmas Day Celebration

TAPLOW: St Nicolas Church, Rectory Road

Christmas Eve: 5pm Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10.30am Christmas Communion

TWYFORD: Church of St Thomas More

Christmas Eve: 9pm, Mass

Christmas Day, 10.30am, Mass

St Mary’s Church, Station Road

Christmas Eve: 3.30pm crib service, 7pm Carols for all, 11pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 10.30am Communion

St James' Church, Church Lane

Christmas Eve: 11pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 9am Communion

WINDSOR: St Edward's Church, Alma Road

Christmas Eve: 11pm Carols followed by 11.30pm Mass

Christmas Day: 11am Mass

Windsor Parish Church, Hermitage Lane

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Midnight communion

Chritsmas day: 11.15am Holy Communion

 

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