Christmas services in St Albans district

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Christmas services in St Albans district Christmas services in St Albans district

St Albans Cathedral in Sumpter Yard

Saturday, December 21: Carols on the hour, every hour from 11am to 4pm. Each carol service lasts just 30 minutes. No tickets required.

Friday, December 20  and Sunday, December 22: Festival of Lessons and Carols at 7pm. Sung by the Cathedral Choir. Admission by ticket only. For more information visit or contact 01727 860780.

Christmas Eve Crib Service 3pm, which is mainly for children and young families.

Choral Evensong for Christmas at 5.30pm

Midnight Mass Doors open from 10.50pm and starts at 11.30pm

Choral Evensong for Christmas at 5.30pm

Midnight Mass: Doors open from 10.50pm

Christmas Day: 8am Eucharist with Carols; 9.30am Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day; 11.15am Matins for Christmas Day; 12.30pm Eucharist - a quiet service without music.

Following the 12.30pm service the Cathedral will be closed for the rest of Christmas Day, but is otherwise open daily throughout the Christmas period.

St Albans and district

Chiswell Green United Reformed Church, Watford Road

December 21  and 22: A Christmas Tree Festival  from10am to 4 pm.

Sunday December 22: 6.30pm Carol Service.

Christmas Day: 9.30am Service

Christ Church, High Oaks

Sunday, December 22: 6.30pm All Age Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 3.00pm Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Communion Service

Christmas Day 10.40am All Age Service

Dagnall Street Baptist Church

Thursday, December 19: 12.30pm Cross Street Christmas

Saturday, December 21: 12noon Carol singing in Christopher Place

Sunday, December 22: 6.30pm Carol Service

Christmas Day: 10.15am Christmas Day Service

German Lutheran Church

Friday December 27: Service at 2.30pm in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral followed by a social in the crypt with cakes and carol singing

Hatfield Road Methodist Church

Friday, December 20: 6.15pm Christingle worship

Sunday December 22: 7pm Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 11.15pm Holy Communion Service

Christmas Day: 10.30am All Age Worship

Homewood Road United Reformed Church

Sunday December 15: 10.30am Children’s church Christmas festival service

Sunday December 22: 6.30pm Carol service

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Christmas Eve service

Christmas Day: 10.30am Christmas Day service

Marlborough Road Methodist Church

Sunday, December 22: 10.30am All-age worship and carols

Monday, December 23: 4pm Christingle Service

Christmas Eve: 7pm Holy Communion

Christmas Day: 10.30am All-age Family Worship

Sunday, December 29: 10.30am Carol Service

Marshalswick Baptist Free Church, Sherwood Avenue

Sunday, December 22: 10.15 am Family Nativity Service; 6pm Carols and Christingle Service.

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Christmas Eve Communion

Christmas Day: 10.15am Family Christmas Celebration

Ridgeway Church, Marshalswick

Sunday, December 15: Meeting at Sandringham School at 10am. All age family carol service

Sunday, December 22: 4pm Traditional carol service

Christmas Day: 11am Family service

Saint Alban & St Stephen Catholic Church, Beaconsfield Road

Friday, December 20: 7.30pm Carols by candlelight

Christmas Eve: 2.30pm Children’s nativity liturgy in the church; 7pm First Mass of Christmas (Family Mass) in church; 9pm Italian Mass; 11.30pm Carols; 12am Midnight Mass Christmas Day Masses at 8am, 9.30am and 11.30am; 4pm Polish Mass.

Wednesday, December 26: 12noon. Feast of St Stephen, Mass Also services at Maryland Mass Centre, Townsend Drive and Marshalswick Mass Centre, St John Fisher School, Hazelmere Road, St Albans. More details:

St Bartholomew’s Catholic Church, Vesta Avenue

Sunday, December 22: Holy Mass on Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 8.30am, 10.30am & 5pm (Traditional Latin Mass)

Christmas Eve: 4pm Vigil Mass of Christmas for children and families; 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day Mass: at 8.30am and 10.30am

St John the Baptist, Church End, Markyate

Sunday, December 22: 9.30am Parish Eucharist

Christmas Eve: 3pm Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10am Family Eucharist

St. Julian's Church, Abbotts Avenue, St Albans

Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib Service

Christmas Day: 10am Family Communion

St Luke’s Church, Cell Barnes Lane

Sunday, December 15: 4.30pm, Nativity Service

Sunday, December 22: 6.30pm A candlelit service

Christmas Eve: 11pm, Midnight Holy Communion

Christmas Day: 10am, All-age Celebration & Holy Communion.

St Leonard’s Church, Church End, Sandridge

Sunday, December 22: 6pm Carols by Candlelight

Christmas Eve: 3pm and 5pm Crib services; 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas

Christmas Day: 10am All age celebration

St Mary’s Church, Childwick Green

Sunday, December 15: 6pm Christmas Carols

Christmas Day: 11.15am Family Communion

St Mary’s Church, Marshalswick, Sherwood Avenue

Sunday, December 22: 9.30am Parish Communion; 6.30pm Parish Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 5pm Crib Service with nativity play; 11.30pm Christmas Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10am Family Communion

St Michael’s Church, St Michael’s Street

Sunday, December 22: 6.30pm Christmas Carols

Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib Service – come dressed as a character from the story; 11.30pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 9.30am Family Communion

St Paul’s Church, Hatfield Road

Sunday, December 22: 6.30pm Candlelit Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 3.30pm and 5pm Crib Services; 11.30pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 8am Traditional Communion; 10.30am Family Communion

St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street

Christmas Eve: 3pm Children’s crib service; 6.30pm Candlelit carol service with traditional carols and readings; 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion traditional said service; 9.30am The Christmas Eucharist, a celebration for all the family; 11.15am Choral Mattins

St Saviour's Church, Sandpit Lane

Sunday, December 22: 6pm Traditional Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 5pm Christingle; 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 8am Low Mass; 9.30am Parish Eucharist

St. Stephen's Church, Watling Street

Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass

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

Shenley Methodist Church, Shenley Village

Christmas Eve: 4.30pm Family Carol Service

Christmas Day: 9am All-age Worship

Thirlmere Church, Cell Barnes Lane

Sunday, December 22: 4.30pm Carols by Candlelight

Christmas Day: 10.30am Christmas morning service

Vineyard Church, Brick Knoll Park, Ashley Road

Sunday December 22: 9.30am & 11.30am Christmas Guest Services

Christmas Eve:5pm & 7pm Carols & Candlelight, an hour of mince pies, warm fruit punch and singing

Christmas Day: Christmas meal – don't be alone this Christmas, book your place or volunteer with


Harpenden All Saints' Church, Station Road

Sunday, December 15: 4.30 pm Christingle

Sunday, December 22: 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 4.30pm Children’s Christmas Carol and Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Communion with Carols

Christmas Day: 10.30am Worship Service with Holy Communion and Carols

St John the Baptist, St John’s Road, Southdown

Sunday, December 22: 9.30am All Age Eucharist with Nativity Play; 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 3pm & 5pm Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 8am Holy Communion; 9.30 Festival Eucharist

St Mary's Church, Kinsbourne Green, Harpenden

Sunday, December 15: 4.30pm Christingle

Sunday, December 22: 11am Nativity Service; 6pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 3pm & 5pm Children’s Christmas Crib Services;11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10am Christmas Communion Service

St Nicholas’ Church, Church Green, Harpenden

Sunday, December 15: 11.30am Morning Praise Nativity

Sunday, December 22: 6.30 pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 3pm & 5pm Christmas Crib Services; 11.30 pm Midnight Mass with Carols Christmas Day 8am Holy Communion; 9.30am Sung Eucharist with Carols; 11.30 am Morning Praise with Carols

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Rothamstead Avenue

Sunday December 22:Masses 8.30am, 9.45am & 11.30am; Carol service by candlelight 6pm.

Christmas Eve: Mass 10am; Children's Nativity Play 5pm; Carol singing 11.30pm; Midnight Mass 12pm.

Christmas Day: Masses 8.30am, 9.45am & 11.30am


St Helen’s Church, High Street, Wheathampstead

Sunday, December 22: 7pm Traditional Service of Readings and Carols

Christmas Eve: Crib services 3pm and 4.15pm; 11pm Midnight Communion;

Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion; 9.30am Christmas Celebration with Communion.

St Peter’s, Gustardwood

Christmas Day: Christmas Celebration 11.15am


St Mary’s Church, Redbourn

Sunday, December 22: 9.30am Christmas Nativity presentation and Holy Eucharist; 6.30pm A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 3.30pm & 4.30pm Candlelit Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight mass, the first Eucharist of Christmas.

Christmas Day: 8am Traditional Holy Communion; 10am Christmas morning Eucharist for all the family; 12noon Traditional Holy Communion

St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead

Sunday December 22: 8am Said Communion; 11am Parish Eucharist; 6.30pm Taize Christmas Music

Christmas Eve: 5pm Crib Service; 10pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 10am Family Eucharist

Radlett United Free Church, Station Road, Radlett

Christmas Day: 10.30am All-age Worship

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Church Lane, Kimpton

Sunday, December 22: 6.30pm Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 3pm Crib service; 11.30pm Midnight Communion Christmas Day 10am Family Communion

St Lawrence’s Church, Bibbs Hall Lane, Ayot

Sunday, December 22: 4pm Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Midnight Communion


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