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Christmas Services and Events

We've got a lot going on at New Community this Christmastime. 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 6th December 2019 - Kings Chamber Orchestra Teddy Concert:

A special Teddy Concert performed by Kings Chamber Orchestra for local schools, preschools, and under 5s (with their parents/carers). Anyone with a child under 5 years old is welcome to bring them along. Don't forget to bring a teddy bear!
Time: Please be seated by 1:15pm, ready for the concert to start at 1:30pm.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
Cost: Free.
For more information: Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk.

Friday 6th December 2019 - Kings Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert:
A unique live music event entitled, 'Moon and Stars', with a mix of classical and more modern music.
Time: Doors open 6.45pm; concert starts 7.30pm.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
Cost: £10 per person. Tickets include a free mince pie and glass of mulled wine (or non-alcoholic alternative) on arrival. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night (cash payment only).
Dress code: Smart casual; keep it fun!
To book: Please book through ChurchSuite or purchase a ticket at the door on the night (cash payment only on the night).
For more information: Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk.

Sunday 8th December 2019 - Christmas Party for Children in 'God's House'
In 'God's House', we're having a Christmas party with games, Christmas crafts, and lots of fun. Children are invited to come dressed in a Christmassy outfit.
When: 10am.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: Please email nextgen@newcommunity.org.uk.

Thursday 12th December 2019 - Youth Christmas Dinner
Our youth Christmas dinner, with food, quizzes, and more! Youth are invited to come dressed in something Christmassy.
When: 7-9pm.
Where: Small Hall, Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
Cost: £3 per ticket.
To book: Please book through ChurchSuite by Sunday 8th December.
For more information: Please email nextgen@newcommunity.org.uk.

Sunday 15th December 2019 - No 10am service at Central Hall. Instead we are holding our Christmas celebration in the evening (see below).

Sunday 15th December 2019 - Christmas Celebration - 'Christmas Past, Present and Future':
Our big Christmas celebration, where we’ll explore some of the traditions of Christmas and its real meaning, with festive carols, Christmas readings, video snippets, a children's performance, mulled wine, and more. This celebration 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 22nd December 2019 - Family Nativity Service:
An all-age service with an instant pop-up nativity play, followed by Christmas refreshments. Children are invited to come dressed as a nativity character, and the nativity story will then be retold interactively alongside a time of worship (including some favourite carols). Everyone's welcome, so don't forget to invite your friends, particularly those with children!
When: 10am.
Where: 
Central Hall (St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF).
For more information: 
Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk

 

Wednesday 25th December 2019 - 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 29th December 2019 - No 10am service at Central Hall. Instead we are holding a church walk, followed by bring-and-share lunches (see below).

Sunday 29th December 2019 - Church Walk in the Woods
A church walk through the woods on a gravel path (for about an hour and a half). This will be followed by bring-and-share lunches at three homes across the city from 1pm (locations of the lunches to be confirmed). All welcome!
When: 10.30am for the walk, and 1pm for the lunches.
Where: For the walk, meet in the West Walk, Forest of Bere, car park (Hundred Acres Road, Wickham, Fareham).
For more information: Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk.

 

In Sholing: 


Sunday 15th December
 2019 - Christingle Service:
An all-age Christingle service, where we’ll be telling the gospel story using Christingles as a symbol of Jesus coming to earth as the Light of the World. Everyone's welcome, so do invite your friends and neighbours too.
When: 
10.30am.
Where: 
St. Andrew's, 204 South East Road, Sholing, SO19 8LW.
For more information: 
Please email sholing@newcommunity.org.uk


Sunday 22nd December 2019 - Family Nativity Service:

An all-age service with an instant pop-up nativity play, followed by Christmas refreshments. Children are invited to come dressed as a nativity character, and the nativity story will then be retold interactively alongside a time of worship (including some favourite carols). Everyone's welcome, so don't forget to invite your friends, particularly those with children!
When: 10.30am.
Where: St. Andrew's, 204 South East Road, Sholing, SO19 8LW.
For more information: Please email sholing@newcommunity.org.uk

Tuesday 25th December 2018 - No Christmas Day Service at St Andrew's Church.