University may be quiet but there is still a lot happening around Guildford!
Though there are a lot of traditions around Christmas and a lot of shops want you to buy stuff, Christmas is also when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. Enjoy a wide variety of ways to celebrate Christmas from a reflective traditional service to a community drama to a midnight service to welcome in Christmas day. There are many more churches around Guildford but here are some with close ties to Friends International and near campus or Hazel Farm.
Saturday 8th December
Emmaus Rd - 6pm or 8pm - Carols by Candlelight - St Mary's Church
Carols by candlelight, festive refreshments and a Christmas photo booth…
A very popular event please click the link for more details.
Sunday 9th December
Emmaus Rd - 10am - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
A fun carol service which includes a nativity play! Find out more here...
Centrepoint Church - 10 am - Odeon Cinema
You can expect a warm welcome, lively songs, a talk about wise men visiting Jesus and free coffee at the end!
Friday 14th December
Millmead - 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Millmead
A community theatre group are putting on a Nativity play. At the dress rehearsal, a crime is committed that puts the whole show in jeopardy. Solve the clues to find out who did it before it's too late.
Join us for a fun evening of theatre and a 4 course meal, including a hog roast. Suitable for ages 7 and above. More details here: click me
Saturday 15th December
St Saviour's Guildford - 4pm & 7pm - Woodbridge Road
Choir Led Carols - Enjoy hearing a choir, orchestra, traditional readings and a short talk. One to enjoy with a group of friends!
Sunday 16th December
All Saints Church - 5:30pm - Vicarage Lane - Advent Celebration
Festive costumes are welcome! Join in the fun. Click the link for more details...
Centrepoint Church - 10 am - Odeon Cinema - Carol Service
Traditional carols played by a modern band in a cinema screen! There will be a short talk about why Christmas is important to Christians. Free coffee afterwards. Find out more here...
Emmanuel Church - Shepherds Lane - 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Carols by Candlelight
Enjoy a traditional carol service in a traditional church building.
Family Church - 3pm to 5pm - Guildford College, Stoke Rd
See the image below and their Facebook page for more details here: click me
Grace Church Guildford - 6:30pm - Chertsey Street
A community Carol Service
St Saviour's Guildford - 10:30am - Woodbridge Road - Family Carol service and 6pm Contemporary Carols
Carols sung by a modern band.
Sunday 23rd December
Centrepoint Church - 10 am - Odeon Cinema - Super Sunday Christmas
A light-hearted and fun service that aims to entertain children and adults alike while not neglecting the importance of what Christmas is about. For those who enjoy a family feel.
Emmaus Rd - 10am - Christingle - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Experience a traditional Christmas service with a modern twist
Grace Church Guildford - 4pm - Chertsey Street
A carol service for all ages if you'd like to experience a family environment
Monday 24th December
St Saviour's Guildford - Woodbridge Road - Midnight
For those who want to be the first to welcome in Christmas day with an upbeat service.
Tuesday 25th December
Emmanuel Church - 10:30am - Shepherds Lane
A celebration of Christmas
Grace Church Guildford - 10am - Chertsey Street
A celebration of Christmas
St Mary's - Multiple times - Trinity Church Yard
Experience traditional, reflective services in the oldest church in Guildford. Click the link above for more details.
St Saviour's Guildford - 10:30am - Woodbridge Road
Christmas Celebration Service, find out more here...