For Christmas fairs, carol concerts, light switch-ons and Father Christmas appearances this is your comprehensive guide to what's happening in Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and the surrounding areas throughout the festive period.
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READING – The Hexagon, Queen's Walk. Christmas Rhymetime. Staff from Reading libraries will be singing along with an audience of regular 'Rhymetimers'. Tickets ar £1 for adults, children go free. Proceeds to the Mayor's Charity.
READING – Reading Minster, St Mary's Butts. Reading Civic Carol Service. 6.30pm-8pm. Free.
TILEHURST - Westwood Farm Community Pre-School Christmas Fayre and Concert. 10.30am to 12.30pm.
READING – Sing Noel at Emmanuel Methodist Church, 448 Oxford Road, Reading. An evening of song and entertainment raising money for Alexander Devine Hospice Appeal and Action for Children. Starts 7pm. Free entry with a retiring collection. Raffle and refreshments for sale at the end of the event.
BRACKNELL – Bracknell United Reformed Church, Harmans Water. Carols by candlelight. 6.30pm. Bring a torch.
BRACKNELL – Kerith Community Church. Carol concert. 10am, 4pm and 7pm.
CAVERSHAM – Service of nine lessons and carols at St Peter's Church, Church Road from 6.30pm.
BURGHFIELD – St Mary's Church. Carols by Candlelight. 6.30pm.
CAVERSHAM – Caversham Heights Church. Carol services. 630pm.
CAVERSHAM – Gosbrook Road Church. Carol Service. 10am.
CROWTHORNE – St John The Baptist Church. Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols. 6pm.
EARLEY – Anderson baptist Church. Carols by Candlelight. 6pm.
FINCHAMPSTEAD – St James’ Church. Family carol service. 9.30am.
READING – Park United Reformed Church. Candlelit carol service accompanied by the Reading Festival Choir. 6pm.
READING – Prospect School. LifeSpring Church carol service. 6pm, followed by mince pies.
READING – Wesley Methodist Church, Queen’s Road. Outside nativity. 6.30pm.
SOUTHCOTE – Southcote Mission. Carols followed by a festive tea. 3pm.
TILEHURST – Tilehurst Methodist Church. Candlelit carol service. 6.30pm.
WOKINGHAM – Wokingham Baptist Church. Carols by candlight. 6.30pm.
WOODLEY – St John’s Church. Carol service. 7pm.
ALDWORTH – St Mary the Virgin. Children’s Candle Service. 3pm.
ARBORFIELD – Arborfield and Barkham Church. Children’s carol service. 4pm.
BRACKNELL – St Michael’s Church, Warfield. Christmas Eve midnight communion. 11.30pm.
BRACKNELL – Keith Community Church. A fresh look at the nativity story. Fun production for all the family.
BRACKNELL – Bracknell United Reformed Church. Christmas Eve communion. 11.15pm.
BRADFIELD – The Lambing Barn, Rushall Farm. The John Simonds Trust presents Christmas Eve in the Barn. 3pm or 5.30pm. Dress warmly and bring a torch. Details: (0118) 974 4547.
BURGHFIELD – St Mary’s Church. Christingle Service. 3pm and 5pm.
CAVERSHAM – Christingle services at St Peter's Church, Church Road at 3pm and 4.30pm. Funds raised will go to The Children's Society. Midnight Mass from 11.30pm.
CAVERSHAM – St John the Baptist. Christmas Eve crib service. 7.30pm. Midnight mass. 11.30pm. Details: (0118) 947 1703.
CROWTHORNE – Crowthorne Parish Church. Crib Service. 3.30pm. Midnight mass. 11.30pm.
EARLEY – St Nicholas Church. Carols around the crib. 5.30pm. Midnight mass. 11.30pm.
EARLEY – St Peter’s Church. Crib service. 4pm. Carols by the choir 11pm, followed by midnight Eucharist.
EARLEY – Lower Earley Baptist Church. Carols by candlelight. 6pm.
FINCHAMPSTEAD – Finchampstead Baptist Church, Gorse Ride North. Community carols. 5pm-6.30pm.
MAPLEDURHAM – St Margaret’s Church. Christingle service at 4pm then Midnight Mass at 11.30pm.
READING – The Salvation Army, Anstey Road. Christmas Eve service. 11.15pm. Refreshments from 10.30pm.
READING – Broad Street Mall, Broad Street. XN presents Carols in the Mall. Community carol singing with the Reading Minster Boys’ Choir and the Reading Central Salvation Army Band. 4.30pm. Free.
READING – Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square. Midnight Communion Service. 11.30am.
SOUTHCOTE – St Michael’s Church. Crib service. 4pm. Midnight communion service. 11.30pm.
TILEHURST – St Michael’s Church, Meadway. Nativity Service. Children invited to dress in costume. 4pm. First mass of Christmas. 11.30pm. Details: www.stmichaeltilehurst.org.uk
TILEHURST – Tilehurst Methodist Church. Noisy Nativity. 4pm. Christmas eve communion. 11.30pm.
TWYFORD – St Mary’s. Crib service. 3.30pm. Carols. 7pm.
WOKINGHAM – St Sebastian’s Church. Midnight communion. 11.30pm.
WOKINGHAM – Corpus Christi Church. Mass. 9am and 11am.
WARFIELD – St Peter’s Whitegrove. Christmas eve service. 4pm. Family service. All welcome.
READING – 552 Oxford Road. Christmas Day Everyone Together organised by the Salvation Army Reading West Corps. If you are living on your own, are unable to go home, or struggling to afford Christmas go along for a day of merriment. 10am carols around the tree, 11am tea and coffee, Noon Christmas dinner, 1.30pm games. Details: (0118) 957 6003.
Christmas Day Services
ALDWORTH – St Mary the Virgin. 11am.
BRACKNELL – Kerith Community Church. 10am.
CROWTHORNE – Crowthorne Parish Church. 10am.
CROWTHORNE – Edgbarrow School. Wokingham Vineyard Church. 10.30am.
CAVERSHAM – St John The Baptist. All-age communion. 10am.
CAVERSHAM – Festival Communion at St Peter's Church, Church Road at 9.45am
MAPLEDURHAM – St Margaret's Church. Christmas communion service at 11am.
EASTHAMPSTEAD – Easthampstead Baptist Church. 10.15am.
EARLEY – St Peter’s Church. Informal Eucharist. 10am.
EARLEY – Brookside Church. Christmas day service 10.30am.
FINCHAMPSTEAD – Finchampstead Baptist Church. 10.30am.
GORING – Goring Free Church. 10am.
HARMANS WATER – Bracknell United Reformed Church. 10am.
READING – Park United Reformed Church. 9.30am.
READING – Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square. 10.30am.
READING – Emmanuel Methodist Church, Oxford Road. 10.30am.
SANDHURST – Sandhurst and Yateley Methodist Church. 10am.
THEALE – Holy Trinity Church. Family communion. 10am.
TILEHURST – Reading Community Church. 10.30am.
TILEHURST – St Michael’s Church. Family Eucharist. 10am.
TILEHURST – Tilehurst Methodist Church. 9.45am.
TWYFORD – St Mary’s Church. Christmas communion. 9am.
UPPER BASILDON – St Stephen’s Church. Family communion. 9.30am.
WOKINGHAM – Woosehill Church. Christmas Day service. 10am.
WOKINGHAM – Corpus Christi Church. Mass. 9am and 11am.
WOKINGHAM – Wokingham Baptist Church. 10am.