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Details of forthcoming events happening around the diocese

25 November 2016

As late-November and December approaches, several events have recently been added to the diocesan online events calendar. Further events may be added by following this link, and details of published events may be found here

St Wulfram's Church in Grantham is currently hosting a beer festival. The event, titled Land of Hops & Glory, offers an extensive selection of beers, and more details may be found below:


In addition, some other events include the popular Cathedral Quarter Advent Wreath Festival to be held at the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene in the Bailgate area of Lincoln. 

Now underway, the church will be open for visitors from 10.30am-11.30am Monday to Friday, with extra openings from 2-4pm on Saturday, 26th November; Sunday, 27th November; and Sunday, 11th December. The church will also be open from 12 noon until 6pm during the Lincoln Christmas Market, and at 6pm on Thursday, 15th December for a lantern procession, nativity and carols.


In recent weeks there have been Advent wreath workshops at St Matthew's Church in Skegness. On Saturday, 26th November there is to be an Advent service at the church at 4pm, and here the church will mark the beginning of Advent and the launch of an Advent Wreath Festival.

There will be a craft session for children at 3pm (at which they will be able to make wreaths to take home), and mince pies and mulled wine will be served after the service. The church will also host a series of craft fairs on Saturday, 3rd December (9.30am-11am), Saturday, 10th December (10am-12 noon) and Saturday, 17th December (10am-12 noon).

The fairs will offer an opportunity to browse crafts that might make Christmas gifts, and there will also be live season music and refreshments (the church will be open every day throughout Advent from 10am until 1pm so that people may visit the Advent Wreath Festival). 

For more details, please download the following flyer:

St Matthews Skegness.pdf, 238 KB PDF document

It is hoped that people will flock to St Botolph's Church in Boston on Saturday (26th November) for a Christmas Fayre. Open from 10am, some of the items for sale are set to include arts and crafts, musical boxes, Christmas cards and gifts and much more.


Elsewhere in the diocese, there is to be a Christmas Fayre at Messingham Village Hall on Saturday, 26th November (2-4pm; entry £1, with free entry for children), and then an evening celebration of St Andrew at St Andrew's United Church, Kirton in Lindsey, on Wednesday, 30th November at 7pm. This special event will also include a celebration of the re-dedication of the church following repairs and refurbishment, and refreshments will be served after the service. More details may be found below and by following this link


St Andrew's United Church in Kirton in Lindsey will also be the venue for a special event to be held on Friday, 2nd December (7pm). Journey of the Magi is described as 'a spectacular Christmas treat by Springs Dance Company' suitable for everyone aged over three years.

Tickets are £7.50 (adults), £3 (children aged 10 years and under), with a family ticket (two adults and two children) costing £18. For further details please click on the poster below:

Journey of the Magi.pdf, 1512 KB PDF document

From Friday, 2nd December until Sunday, 4th December, there is to be a Crib Festival of Nativity Scenes at St Mary & All Saints Church, Kirkby Underwood, near Bourne. It is hoped that as many as 30 cribs will be on display at this free event, with donations invited towards the upkeep of the church. The festival will be open from 11am until 4pm on the Friday and Saturday, and from 12 noon until 4pm on the Sunday. Light refreshments will be available, and all are most welcome.

There is to be an evening of traditional jazz with the Apex Jazz Band at Holy Trinity Church in Messingham on Saturday, 3rd December (7.30pm). Tickets (£10, including refreshments) are available from Alison Mawson on 01724 764 025, or it is also possible to pay on the door.

On the same evening, all eyes will be on Shakespeare at a special event to be held at All Saints' Church in Nettleham. Tickets for an evening of songs, scenes and sonnets are £8 (under-16s £5) and they are available from Beckside Newsagents (opposite the church in the village) or by calling 01522 754 752.


St Andrew's Church in Utterby is to host a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th December. To include a Christmas stall and refreshments, there is free entry to the festival, with additional ticketed events to include 'Julie Peasgood's Christmas Evening' on Friday, 9th December and a finale featuring the Steve Barrie Band on Sunday, 11th December.

Full details, including booking arrangements for the ticketed events, may be found on the flyer published as an image and as a PDF file below:


Christmas Tree Festival.pdf, 4296 KB PDF document

Please continue to add details of forthcoming events to the diocesan online events calendar.