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Christmas Carol Services in the North East


Get into the Christmas spirit with our selection of special carol services across the North East

Fa la la la la… It’s carol season, and we’ve brought together a collection of services around the North East that will get you feeling festive.

Hexham Abbey
23rd December, 6:30pm
Hexham NE46 3NB
Grab your free ticket from the Hexham Abbey Gift Shop for this beautiful service. Hexham’s nine lessons and carols will be a wonderful occasion, in an abbey that has stood since the seventh century.

Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle
9th–16th December, various times
Eskdale Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4DJ
Enjoy the choir and a thousand candles at Jesmond Parish Church. Traditional carols, Bible readings and a short talk will be the order of the day, all lit entirely by candlelight.

Durham Cathedral
15th December, 7:30pm
The College, Durham DH1 3EH
Make Durham Cathedral Choir’s performance of Handel’s Messiah your choice for this Christmas. One of the most celebrated pieces of music ever produced, this Christmas concert is not to be missed.

Sunderland Minster
11th December, 7pm
0191 410 9974
High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3ET
Enjoy Sunderland Minster’s Carols by Candlelight service – a spectacular Christmas production with Hillsong Church – in wonderfully atmospheric surroundings. Just make sure to call them to book your tickets before you arrive.

St Michael’s Church, Alnwick
16th December, 6pm
Alnwick NE66 1NP
St Michael’s is an absolutely stunning, 15th century building, which has been included in the book England’s Thousand Best Churches. Enjoy belting out your favourite carols as you marvel at your surroundings.

St Andrew’s Corbridge
24th December, 7:30pm
Market Place, Corbridge NE45 5DW
Candles will light this wonderful service in the beautiful town of Corbridge. Sing your favourite Christmas carols and take in the excitment of Christmas Eve at St Andrew’s Church.

All Saints, Stranton, Hartlepool
16th December, 6pm
Church Row, Hartlepool TS24 7QT
Nobody knows for sure how old All Saints’ Church is, although the central part of the present building dates back to the 12th century. Come and celebrate Christmas here with carols galore on Sunday the 16th.

St Oswin’s Wylam
16th December, 6pm
Church Road, Wylam NE41 8AT
The Wylam and District Churches Carol Service, held at St Oswin’s, promises to be a wonderful occasion. The church has been serving the community for over 130 years, and is a sacred space in the heart of the community.

St Barnabas, Linthorpe
23rd December, 6:30pm
Linthorpe, Middlesbrough TS5 6JR
St Barnabus’ Nine Lessons and Carols service, a traditional Christmas collection of readings and hymns, held in the beautiful building of St Barnabas, will be a moving, candlelit event.

St Michael’s Church, South Shields
23rd December, 5pm
Westoe Road, South Shields NE33 3DP
St Michael’s, whose spire is a familiar landmark on the South Shields skyline, will have its Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on the 23rd. Refreshments are provided afterwards, so grab a drink after this wonderful Christmas service.

Published in: December 2017

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