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Advent and Christmas

Christmas Crib at Wymondham AbbeyBelow you will find details of all our special Advent and Christmas services. Plan your Christmas now, and share your plans with friends and relatives. Come and enjoy a wonderful and memorable Christmas at Wymondham Abbey.

The Christmas services at Holy Trinity Church, Spooner Row, are listed on a separate page.

Advent Sunday 2 December 18:30 - Advent Procession

There are readings, music from the choir and advent carols. Advent means ‘to come’ or ‘awaiting’ and this service reflects this. Please join us for festive refreshments in the church after the service. 


Sunday 9 December 15:00 - Children’s Christingle

A lovely candlelit service in the Abbey. The children will make Christingles during the service. Money is raised for the Children's Society

Sunday 16 Dec 18:30 - Nine Lessons and Carols

The Abbey is lit by candles for the annual Town Carol Service of lessons and carols in the traditional style, led by the Abbey Choir. This is a wonderful chance to sing all your favourite Carols.

Monday 24 December - Christmas Eve

17:00 - Crib Service

Children and families all love this service - we normally pack the Abbey for this wonderful and very special occasion.

Christmas DayCandlelit carols at Wymondham Abbey 3

For Christians, Christmas Day actually starts at the Midnight Mass, in our case 45 minutes early!

Monday 24 December 23:15 - Midnight Mass

Come and enjoy this spectacular service and enter into the great holy mystery of the birth of Our Lord. With choir, procession, bells and incense.

Monday 25 December

08:00 - Holy Communion

Using the traditional prayer book, this is a quiet reflective service with no music.

09:15 - Contemporary Communion

A relaxed service service especially designed for families and young children as we worship and celebrate together the great mystery of Jesus’ birth.

10:30 - Sung Eucharist

A beautiful, powerful and formal service in contemporary language with processions, bells, incense and choir.

three wise men

Sunday 30 December 

10:15 Holy Communion

This is the only service on this day.