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Christmas Services and Events

We've got a lot going on at New Community this Christmastime, with everything from traditional carol services and nativity plays, to festive parties and concerts. Come along and join us as we celebrate Jesus coming to live among us; we'd love to welcome you!

Take a look at the services and events we're holding in different parts of the city:

In Central Southampton:


Friday 8th December 2017 - Kings Chamber Orchestra Schools Concert:

A fun and interactive teddy concert entitled, 'Let is Shine'. Aimed at young children, the concert features music ranging from Bach to the Beatles. Bring a torch and a teddy! This event is by invite only.
Who it's for:
Schools, pre-schools and toddler groups, and by invite only.
When:
 
1.30-2.30pm. Children need to be seated by 1.15pm.
Where: 
Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: 
Please email children@newcommunity.org.uk.

Friday 8th December 2017 - Kings Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert:
A unique live music event entitled, 'A Light in the Darkness', with a mix of classical and more modern music. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event.
Time: Doors open 6.45pm; concert starts 7.30pm.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
Cost: £12 per person for tiered seating (or £10 for concessions), or £250 for a table of eight (plus booking fees). Includes a free mince pie and glass of mulled wine (or non-alcoholic alternative) on arrival.
For full details and to book: Please go to our Christmas Concert event page.

Sunday 10th December 2017 - Last 6pm Service Before Christmas:
This will be the last 6pm service until January, so we're enouraging everyone to come along wearing their best Christmas jumper. We'll also be heading out for a drink at the London Road Brew House after the sevice, meeting there from about 8pm. All welcome!
When:
 6pm service, followed by a social at 8pm.
Where: The service will be at Central Hall (St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF), as usual. The social will take place at the London Road Brew House (67-75 London Road, Southampton, SO15 2AB)
For more information: Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk.

Wednesday 13th December 2017 - Tiny Treasures Nativity Craft Morning:
A special Nativity session of our Tiny Treasures toddler group, with festive crafts, Christmas singing and some party food. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite nativity character.
Who it's for: Babies, toddlers and pre-school children with their parents/carers.
When:
 10-11.30am.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: Please email children@newcommunity.org.uk.

Sunday 17th December 2017 - No 10am service at Central Hall. Instead we are holding our Christmas carol service in the evening (see below).

Sunday 17th December 2017 - Christmas Carol Service:
Our traditional Christmas carol service, including plenty of festive carols and a few surprises! This service is for all ages and is especially suitable for visitors, so do invite your friends and neighbours. 
When: 6pm.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk.

Sunday 24th December 2017 - No 10am or 6pm Service at Central Hall.

Monday 25th December 2017 - Christmas Day Service:
A short, all-age service to celebrate Jesus' birth. Everyone's welcome. Children are encouraged to bring one small present to show.
When: 11am.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk.

Sunday 31st December 2017 - New Year's Eve 10am Service:
A short, all-age service. Everyone's welcome.
When: 
10am.
Where: 
Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: 
Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk.

Sunday 31st December 2017 - No 6pm Service at Central Hall.

In Sholing:


Friday 8th December 2017 - Stay and Play Christmas Party:

A special Christmas party for our Stay and Play toddler group, with Christmas crafts and gifts, the nativity story, and a visit from Trigger the Train and Father Christmas.
Who it's for: Babies, toddlers and pre-school children with their parents/carers.
When: 10-11.30am.
Where: St. Andrew's, 204 South East Road, Sholing, SO19 8LW.
Cost: £3 per child.
For more information: Please email sholing@newcommunity.org.uk

Tuesday 12th December 2017 - Christmas Meal:
A Christmas meal social for everyone who usually attends the 10.30am Sunday service in Sholing. We'll be having a two-course Christmas carvery together. Everyone welcome!
When: 7pm.
Where: The Alma Inn, Alma Lane, Upham, SO32 1HE.
Cost: £8.50 per person.
For more information and to book your place: Please email  sholing@newcommunity.org.uk

Saturday 16th December 2017 - Christmas Carolling:
A time of carolling round the Sholing area, with Christmas music and festive carols, followed by mulled wine and mince pies at St. Andrew's.
When: From 6.30pm.
Where: Starting at St. Andrew's, 204 South East Road, Sholing, SO19 8LW.
For more information: Please email sholing@newcommunity.org.uk
 

Sunday 17th December 2017 - Christmas Nativity Service:
A family-friendly service which will include a chldren's nativity, a shadow play and festive carols. Mince pies and mulled wine will also be served. Everyone (adults included!) are encourage to come along dressed as a nativity character (although this is optional). This is a particularly great event to invite your friends with chidren to! 
When: 10.30am.
Where: St. Andrew's, 204 South East Road, Sholing, SO19 8LW.
For more information: Please email sholing@newcommunity.org.uk

Sunday 24th December 2017 - Christingle Service:
An all-age Christingle service. Everyone's welcome, so do invite your friends and neighbours too.
When: 10.30-11.30am.
Where: St. Andrew's, 204 South East Road, Sholing, SO19 8LW.
For more information: Please email sholing@newcommunity.org.uk

Monday 25th December 2017 - No Christmas Day Service at St Andrew's Church.

Sunday 31st December 2017 - New Year's Eve Breakfast:
There will be no Sunday service at St Andrew's this morning. Instead, we will be meeting to have breakfast together.
When: 10.30-11.30am.
Where: St. Andrew's, 204 South East Road, Sholing, SO19 8LW.
For more information: Please email sholing@newcommunity.org.uk

 
Watch our promotional video for our Christmas Carol Service at Central Hall: