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Ending this week

Christmas Tree Festival - St Michael, Pleasley – until Tue, 3 December - 12pm : 3pm
Free entry - donations welcome. Light refreshments available.

Christmas Tree Festival - St John the Baptist, Dronfield - until Sun, 8 December - 2pm : 7.30pm
There will be coffee mornings on both Saturdays from 10am - 12 noon. Drinks and Cakes will be available during the festival opening times. 

Christmas Tree Festival - St Michael and All Angels, South Normanton - until Sun, 8 December
View 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" themed trees 10am - 2pm
7 Dec: Open 10am - 4pm
8 Dec: 12.30pm - 4pm 

 


December

Sunday 1 - Saturday 7

Festival of Angels at Christmas - St Matthew, Hayfield - Until 5 January 2020 - 12pm to 4pm daily

Christingle service - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Wed 4 December - 6pm

"Winter Warmers" New Opera Company Derby Concert - St Philip, Chaddesden - Wed, 4 December - 7.30pm

150 Christmases Tree Festival - St Mark, Winshill - Thu 5 to Sat 7 Dec (10am - 4pm), Sun 8 Dec (10am - 2pm)
In celebration of 150 years of St Mark, Winshill - 150 Christmas Trees on display, the decoration of each having a connection to 150. Visitors welcome and refreshments available.

Christmas Tree Festival - All Saints, Turnditch - Thu, 5 to Sun, 8 December - 10am : 4pm (Sunday 12pm - 4pm)
Turnditch with Windley. Refreshments and goods for sale.

Christmas Tree Festival weekend - St John the Evangelist, Derby -  Fri, 6 to Mon, 9 December

Christmas Tree Festival - St Thomas, Brampton - Fri, 6 to Mon, 10 Dec - 10.30am : 7pm (Sun 1.30pm - 5pm)
Free admission, refreshments served throughout. Additional entertainment includes:
Fri 3pm - Brampton Singers
Sat 10.30am - Guitar Interlude
Sat 5pm - Carols with Inspirations Theatre Company
Sun 3pm - Organ.

Christmas Fayre - Findern Village Hall - Sat 7 December - 10am - 12 noon
Tea/coffee and bacon and sausage baps available. Stalls including - raffle, bottle stall, wallflowers, tombola, bric a brac, secondhand books, homemade cakes, crafts and Christmas decorations, games and many more. Proceeds to All Saints church

Messy Christmas - St Peter, Hartshorne - Sat 7 December - 10am - 12 noon

Christmas Fayre - Gresley Church Commuity Centre - Sat 7 December - 10am - 2pm
Stalls and refreshments. 

Christmas Craft Market - St Thomas, Brampton - Sat, 7 December - 10am : 1.30pm

Christmas Fair - Christ Church, Burbage -  Sat, 7 December - 10am : 2pm

Christmas Festival - St Bartholomew, Elvaston - Sat, 7 (10.30am - 5pm) to Sun 8 December (11.30am - 5pm)

Christmas Tree Festival - St George, Ticknall - Sat 7 to Sun 8 December - 10.30am - 4.30pm
Homemade cakes, soup and bread rolls will be served and mini Christmas fair selling Christmas wreaths, preserves, cakes, tombola and raffle and more.

Christmas Tree Festival - St Wystan, Repton - Sat 7 Dec (11am - 5pm) and Sun 8 Dec (1pm - 5pm)
Admission £2, children free. There will be refreshments, crafts, produce and Christmas music.
Proceeds will be shared netweem the church and village hall.

A Festive Concert by Beatus - St Wystan, Repton - Sat 7 Dec - 7.30pm
Beatus conducted by James Foulds.
Tickets - £10 including mulled wine and mince pies.

Derventio Choir Christmas Tree Festival - St John the Evangelist, Derby -  Sat, 7 December - 7.30pm

 

 

Sunday 8 - Saturday 14

Christingle - St Mary the Virgin, Newton Solney - Sun, 8 December - 10am

Gift Service - St Peter, Hartshorne - Sun 8 December - 10.45am
To support Swadlincote Food Bank

Christingle - St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall - Sun 8 December - 11.15am

JOY All-stars Carol Singing - Unity Close, Church Gresley - Sun 8 December - 2pm - 4pm

Carol Service of Hope and Thanksgiving - St John the Evangelist, Hazelwood - Sun, 8 December - 3 pm

Christingle - St Matthew, Morley - Sun, 8 December - 3pm

Senior Friends' Tea - Emmanuel, Swadlincote - Sun 8 December - 4pm

Beer and Carols Evening - Holy Trinity, Milford - Sun, 8 December - 6.30 pm

Christmas Tree Festival - St Peter and St Paul, Eckington - Tue 10 - Sun 15 December
Join us in our lovely 12th century church to enjoy the Christmas trees decorated by the community. Hot soup and rolls available daily. Open 10-12 Dec: 10am - 3pm, 13 Dec: 3pm - 6pm, 14 Dec: 10am - 6pm and 15 Dec: 11am -4pm followed by a carol service. 

Folk Carols and Readings - St Mary the Virgin, Buxton - Wed, 11 December - 7.30pm
A combination of Carols, largely set to traditional tunes, and seasonal readings with free refreshments. Donations to local food bank.

Senior Citizens Lunch, St Peter Hartshorne - Thu 12 December - 12 noon

Wathall's Memorial Service - Derby Cathedral - Thu, 12 December - 6.30pm
A service of remembrance and hope. For more information please visit www.wathalls.co.uk

Derwent Singers Carol Concert - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Thu 12 December - 7.30pm
In aid of Treetops Hospice.

Christmas Tree Festival - St Paul, Quarndon - Fri 13 to Sun, 15 December - times vary.
Please visit stpaulsquarndon.org.uk for more information on the event and opening times.

Christmas Tree Festival - Bakewell Parish Church - Fri 13 to Sun, 22 Dec - 10am : 5pm Mon - Sat, 12.30pm - 5pm Sun
The Open Door Cafe will be open for light lunches and refreshments during the tree festival from 10.30am - 4pm (1pm - 4pm Sunday)

Christmas Tree Festival - St Peter, Littleover - Sat, 14 to Mon, 16 December

Bakewell Choral Society Carol Concert - Bakewell Parish Church - Sat 14 December - 7.30pm

Messy Church - Gresley Church Community Centre - Sat 14 December - 4pm - 6pm

10th Annual Christmas Tree Festival - St Mary, Weston on Trent - Sat 14 and Sun 15 December - noon - 4pm
Come along and view and array of trees both traditional and modern. Tea, coffee and home made cake available. 

Christmas Tree Festival - St Peter, Netherseal - Sat 14 Dec (11am - 5pm) and Sun 15 Dec (11am - 3pm)
Come along and view trees lit and decorated by church and community groups on the theme "Christmas Carols".
Admission - Adults £1, under 10s 50p, - includes refreshments. On Saturday, there will be a children's Christmas craft workshop.

 

Sunday 15 - Saturday 21

Carol Service & switching on of Memorial Lights - Christ Church, Burbage -  Sun, 15 December - 9.30am

Gift Service (donations to Homestart) - St Wystan, Repton - Sun 15 December - 9.45am

Nativity Service - Emmanuel Swadlincote - Sun 15 December - 10am

Choral Morning Prayer - St Bartholomew, Elvaston - Sun, 15 December - 10.30am
Tower open from 12 noon - 3 pm

Jesse Tree Family Service - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Sun 15 December - 10.30am

Christingle Service - St John the Evangelist, Hazelwood - Sun, 15 December - 11 am

Carol Service - St Matthew, Morley - Sun, 15 December - 11.15am

Carols by Candlelight - St Mary the Virgin, Newton Solney - Sun, 15 December - 4pm

Messy Christingle - St Wystan, Repton - Sun, 15 December - 4pm

Candle lit Carols - St Mary, Weston on Trent - Sun 15 December - 5pm

Taize Service - Bakewell Parish Church - Sun 15 December - 6pm

Candlelit Carol Service - St Peter, Littleover - Sun, 15 December - 6pm

Carol Service - St Peter, Netherseal - Sun 15 December - 6pm

Nativity Play and Carols - St Bartholomew, Elvaston - Sun, 15 December - 6.30pm 

Candlelit Carols - Holy Triniy, Kirk Ireton - Sun 15 December - 6.30pm

Carols by Candlelight - St Peter, Stapenhill - Sun 15 December - 6.30pm

Carols by Candlelight - St Barnabas, Derby - Sun 15 December - 6.30pm
Come and enjoy Christmas carols by candlelight. There will also be readings and songs sung by the choir and mince pies and mulled wine afterwards.

Carol Service - St Laurence, Shottle - Sun, 15 December - 7pm

Christmas Tree Festival - Christ Church, Burbage -  Mon, 16 December - 2pm : 4pm
The festival will continue for the Christmas Season.

Scrouge A Ghostly Tale for Christmas - St Lawrence, Barlow - Wed, 18 & Fri, 20 December - 7 pm
Play with music and carols. Tickets £5 - email julie.ferreday@icloud.com

Bakewell and District Community Choir Concert - Bakewell Parish Church - Mon 16 December- 8pm

Lunchbreak Carols - All Saints Ripley - Wed, 18 December - 1pm
A service of Christmas readings and carols to fit in your lunchbreak - 40 minutes plus refreshments - all welcome

Village Carol Sing - Millennium Gardens, Middleton - Tue 17 December - 7pm

Town Carol Sing - St Mary, Wirksworth - Wed 18 December - 7pm

Carol Sevice - All Saints Bradbourne - Wed 18 December - 7.30pm

Carol Service - St Swithun, Belper - Thu, 19 December - 7.30pm

United carol sing - St James the Apostle, Bonsall - Thu 19 December - 6pm

Late night opening for Christmas tree festival - Bakewell parish church - Thu 19 December - 5pm - 7.30pm
With mulled wine and mince pies

Christmas Carol Service - All Saints, Curbar - Fri, 20 December - 6pm
Mulled wine and mince pies to follow.

Breeze and Wilson Concert - Bakewell Parish Church - Fri 20 December - 7.30pm

Carol Service - St James, Brassington - Fri 20 December - 7.30pm

Music Evening with Sarah Hinds - Holy Trinity, Milford - Fri, 20 December - 8 pm : 10 pm

Nativity Festival - St Peter, Hartshorne - Sat 21 December - 10am

Churches Together in Swadlincote Carols in the Delph - Sat 21 December - 10am - 12 noon
With Gresley Colliery Brass Band

Christmas Tree Festival - St Philip, Chaddesden - Sat, 21 Dec (10am - 4pm) and Sun, 22 Dec (12 noon - 4pm)

Town Nativity and blessing of Town Crib - Bakewell parish church - Sat 21 December - 2pm

 

Sunday 22 - Monday 23

Interactive Nativity and Carol Service - The Pingle Academy - Sun 22 December - 10am

Carol Service (joint with St James, Harpur Hill) - Harpur Hill Methodist Church - Sun, 22 December - 10.30am

Burbage Band Christmas Concert - Christ Church, Burbage -  Sun, 22 December - 2pm

Carol Service - All Saints Alderwasley - Sun 22 December - 3pm

Carol service - St Margaret, Carsington - Sun 22 December - 3pm
Followed by carols on the green at 4pm.

Carol Service - St John the Evangelist, Hazelwood - Sun, 22 December - 3 pm

Crib Service - Holy Trinity, Middleton by Wirksworth - Sun 22 December - 3.30pm

Carol Service - Christ Church, King Sterndale - Sun, 22 December - 3.45pm

Christingle, Carols and Nativity - St Barnabas, Derby - Sun 22 December - 4pm
An interactive service for children. Come dressed as Mary, Joseph, an angel, king, shepherd or innkeeper. There will be Christmas carols, the nativity story and the lighting of Christingles. refreshments as served BEFORE the service from 3.30pm. 

Carol Service - St Peter, Hartshorne - Sun 22 December - 4pm

Community Carol Service - Bakewell Parish Church - Sun 22 December - 6pm

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - St John, Buxton - Sun, 22 December - 6pm

Candlelit Carols - All Saints, Elton - Sun 22 December - 6pm

Carol Service - St Matthew, Overseal - Sun 22 December - 6pm

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols - St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall - Sun 22 December - 6.30pm

Carols by Candlelight  - St Peter, Belper - Sun, 22 December - 6.30pm

Family Carol Service - St Philip, Chaddesden - Sun, 22 December - 6.30pm
Traditional family carol service followed by mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate.

Carol Service - St Michael, Holbrook - Sun, 22 December - 6.30pm

Carol Service - St Mark, Openwoodgate - Sun, 22 December - 6.30pm

Nine Lessons and Carols - St Wystan, Repton - Sun 22 December - 6.30pm

Carols by Candlelight - All Saints Ripley - Sun 22 December - 6.30pm

Festival of Lessons and Carol - St Werburgh, Spondon - Sun 22 December - 6.30pm
An inclusive Christmas - God's love for all.

Carols by Candlelight - Emmanuel, Swadlincote - Sun 22 December - 7pm

Christingle - Emmanuel, Swadlincote - Mon 23 December - 4pm

Carol singing at the village Christmas Tree - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Mon 23 December - 6pm
Followed by carols around the village with the Newhall Band. 

 
Christmas Eve

Crib Service - Holy Trinity, Milford - Tue, 24 December - 2 pm

Crib Service - St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall - Tue 24 December - 2.30pm

Crib Service - All Saints Alderwasley - Tue 24 December - 3pm

Nativity Festival - St Peter, Hartshorne - Tue 24 December - 3pm
Followed by Crib service at 4pm

Crib Service - St Matthew, Morley - Tue, 24 December - 3pm

Crib Service - St Matthew, Overseal - Tue 24 December - 3pm
A wonderful family service. Children are invited to come dressed as Nativity characters.

Festive Family Carols - St Peter, Stapenhill - Tue 24 December - 3.30pm

Handbell Ringers and Crib Service - Christ Church, Burbage -  Tue, 24 December - 4pm

Crib Service - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Tue 24 December - 4pm

Crib Service - St Mary the Virgin, Buxton - Tue, 24 December - 4pm

Crib Service - All Saints Elton - Tue 24 December - 4pm

Crib Service - St James, Harpur Hill - Tue, 24 December - 4pm

Crib Service - St Mark, Openwoodgate - Tue, 24 December - 4pm

Crib Service - St Wystan, Repton - Tue 24 December - 4pm

Crib Service - All Saints Ripley - Tue 24 December - 4pm

Christingle - Emmanuel, Swadlincote - Tue 24 December - 4pm

Children's Nativity Service with carols by Tideswell Band - St John the Baptist, Tideswell - Tue, 24 Dec - 4pm

Family Carol Service - St Leonard, Scarcliffe - Tue 24 December - 4.30pm

Kids' Nativity - St Werburgh, Spondon - Tue 24 December - 4.30pm
Come dressed as your favourite character : Shepherd, King ... Spider-Man, Thor!!!

Carol service and blessing of the crib - St James, Idridgehay - Tue 24 December - 5pm

Crib Service - St Mary Wirksworth - Tue 24 December - 5pm

Christingle Service  - St Peter, Belper - Tue, 24 December - 6pm

Crib Service - St James Brassington - Tue 24 December - 6pm

Village Carols - Holy Trinity, Kirk Ireton - Tue 24 December - 6pm

Carols by Candlelight - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Tue 24 December - 6.30pm

Christmas Eve Carol Service - St John the Evangelist, Derby -  Tue, 24 December - 6.30pm

Christmas Communion - St Leonard, Scarcliffe - Tue 24 December - 6.30pm

Carol Service and Blessing of the Crib - Holy Trinity, Middleton by Wirksworth - Tue 24 December - 7pm

Carol Singing in the Nags Head Garden  - St Michael, Pleasley – Tue, 24 December - 7pm

Carol Service - Emmanuel, Swadlincote - Tue 24 December - 7pm

Christmas Eve BCP Sung Holy Communion Service - St Bartholomew, Elvaston - Tue, 24 December - 9pm 

 

Christmas Eve - Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass - St Matthew, Morley - Tue, 24 December - 10.00pm

Midnight Mass - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Communion - St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Holy Communion  - St Peter, Belper - Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass - St James Brassington - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass - Christ Church, Burbage -  Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass - St John, Buxton - Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass - St Philip, Chaddesden - Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Holy Communion - St Peter, Hartshorne - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass - St John the Evangelist, Hazelwood - Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass - Holy Trinity, Kirk Ireton - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Eucharist - St Mary the Virgin, Newton Solney - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Holy Communion - St Mark, Openwoodgate - Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass  - St Michael, Pleasley – Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Eucharist - St Wystan, Repton - Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight communion - All Saints Ripley - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass - St Werburgh, Spondon - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm
Candles, carols, communion.

Midnight Communion - St Peter, Stapenhill - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Communion - Emmanuel, Swadlincote - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Carols and Communion - Oaklands Village, Swadlincote - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

Communion by Candlelight - St John the Baptist, Tideswell - Tue, 24 December - 11.30pm

Midnight Mass - St Mary Wirksworth - Tue 24 December - 11.30pm

 
Christmas Day

Holy Communion - St Wystan, Repton - Wed 25 December - 8am

Holy Communion - All Saints Elton - Wed 25 December - 9am

Holy Communion - St Saviour, Foremark - Wed 25 December - 9am

Quiet Christmas Communion - All Saints Ripley - Wed 25 December - 9.15am

Christmas Day Eucharist - St James the Apostle, Bonsall - Wed 25 December - 9.30am

Christmas Eucharist - St James Brassington - Wed 25 December - 9.30am

Christmas Communion - St Michael, Holbrook - Wed, 25 December - 9.30 am

Christmas Day Holy Communion - Christ Church, King Sterndale - Wed, 25 December - 9.30am

Christmas Eucharist - St James the Apostle - Wed 25 December - 9.30am

Eucharist - Holy Trinty, Kirk Ireton - Wed 25 December - 9.30am

Eucharist - St Mary, Wirksworth - Wed 25 December - 9.30am

Christmas Day Family Communion - St Peter, Belper - Wed, 25 December - 10am

Christmas Day Communion - St Swithun, Belper - Wed, 25 December - 10am

Christmas Day Holy Communion - Christ Church, Burbage - Wed, 25 December - 10am

Christmas Day Holy Communion - St Philip, Chaddesden - Wed, 25 December - 10am

Christmas Day Eucharist - St John the Evangelist, Derby -  Wed, 25 December - 10am

Outdoor carols and communion - Gresley Church Community Centre - Wed 25 December - 10am

Short Family Service - St Peter, Hartshorne - Wed 25 December - 10am

Christmas family celebration - All Saints Ripley - Wed 25 December - 10am

Christmas Day Service - St Peter, Stapenhill - Wed 25 December - 10am

Christmas Day Communion - Emmanuel, Swadlincote - Wed 25 December - 10am

United Family Service at Fountain Square Church (with St John the Baptist, Tideswell) - Wed, 25 December - 10am

Family Communion - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Wed 25 December - 10.30am

Christmas Day Family Communion - St Mary the Virgin, Buxton - Wed, 25 December - 10.30am

Communion and Carols - St Mary the Virgin, Newton Solney - Wed 25 December - 10.30am

Family Carol Service - St Wystan, Repton - Wed 25 December - 10.30am

Christmas Eucharist - All Saints Alderwasley - Wed 25 December - 11am

Christmas Sung Eucharist - St John, Buxton - Wed, 25 December - 11am

Christmas Eucharist - St Margaret, Carsington - Wed, 25 December - 11am

Christmas Communion - St John the Evangelist, Hazelwood - Wed, 25 December - 11 am

Christmas Lunch - St Wystan, Repton - Wed, 25 December - 1pm
For people / couples who would appreciate a bit of company.
Contact Revd Martin Flowerdew if you would like to book.

 
Sunday 29 - Tues 31

United Benefice Service - All Saints, Aston on Trent - Sun 29 December - 10.30am

Carol Service - St Mary, Wirksworth - Sun 29 December - 6pm

Repton Church Watchnight Service - St Wystan, Repton - Tue 31 December - 11.30pm
Watchnight service to see in the new year.

 

January

New year 'drop in' - St John the Evangelist, Derby - Sat 4 January - 10.30am - noon
Coffee and company, free admission - all welcome. 

Family Christingle - St Mary, Wirksworth - Sun 5 January - 11am

Messy Church - St John the Evangelist, Derby - Sun 5 January - 3pm
Family fun for all ages. come and enjoy and hour of fun making Christingles, followed by a procession by candlelight and a fabulous tea party. All welcome. 

Epiphany Carols - St Mary Wirksworth - Sun 29 December - 6pm

La Nativite du Seigneur by Oliver Messiaen -  Derby Cathedral - Sun 5 January, 4pm - 4.50pm
Free Entry, retiring collection. Do come and hear this atmospheric nine movement work for organ by the celebrated French composer, Oliver Messiaen. The work, composed in 1935, depicts the birth of Christ and is played on the Cathedral’s Compton organ by Cathedral Director of Music, Alexander Binns. 

Community Tea - St John the Evangelist, Derby - Wed, 15 January - 2.30pm

Be a Chorister!  - Derby Cathedral - Sat 18 January, 2.30pm - 6pm
Our annual fun filled ‘Be a Chorister’ day is for all children aged 7+. The day includes action packed music games, singing, a tour of the cathedral, talk for parents and the opportunity to sing with the Cathedral Choir. To register interest please email music@derbycathedral.org 

Film Night - St John the Evangelist, Derby - Tue 28 January - 
Held in the social room. Free

 

February

Candlemas service - St John the Evangelist, Derby - Sun 2 February - 4.30pm
The church will be filled with candles celebrating the time when Jesus was taken to the temple. All warmly welcome to this atmospheric service.