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Saturday 24th November 2018

11am: Bazaar and Soup and Crumble Lunch
St Mary's Church, Yate

11am till 3pm at St Mary’s Church.

St Mary's Church Bazaar and Mothers' Union Soup and Crumble Lunch.

Stalls for the bazaar will include tombola and a gift stall. If you have any contributions for these stalls, boxes will be at the back of St Mary's during October. Other stalls will include cakes and preserves. Contributions for these nearer the time please. Any queries please contact Lyn Bulley on 323928.

www.saintmaryschurchyate.org.uk

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12noon: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

12noon-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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2pm: Christmas Fair
St Saviour's Church, Coalpit Heath

In the hall

coalpitheath.org.uk
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3.30pm: Abbotswood Christmas Fayre
Abbotswood Shopping Centre, Yate

Venue (if dry) the Abbotswood shops / Community hub (if wet) the St Nix Family Centre - which is part of the Abbotswood Community Hub

Attractions include -

Christmas Bazaar in St Nix Church
Street Magician
Father Christmas
Donkeys
Carol Singing
Christmas lights switch on
And much more.

To find out more please contact: Rob Elliott, Community Development Coordinator, Southern Brooks Community Parternships (working closely with Abbotswood Action Group). Call / Text: 07890 569196. Email below or pop into the St Nix Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate on a Friday between 10am and 3pm to find out more.

abbotswoodaction.blogspot.co.uk
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Sunday 25th November 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-3pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Friday 30th November 2018

12noon: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

12noon-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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7pm: Horton Village Christmas Dinner
Chipping Sodbury Golf Club

We will meet at 7pm for dinner at 7.30pm.

Places are limited, so please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in coming along! £30 per head for 3 courses.

Along with the usual three course dinner, it is possible to have just two courses at the reduced price of £25!

The Golf Club need our choices in advance as usual, so please let me have your menu by 14th November, and either send a payment to the usual bank details or cash/cheque through my door!

Email below or call 01454 312277. Ho! Ho! Ho!

www.halsvh.org.uk
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Saturday 1st December 2018

9.30am: Pre-Advent Quiet Day
St Mary's Church, Yate

9.30 am to 3.00 pm

There are two main sessions from 9.30 am to 12 noon, and from 12.45 to 3.00pm. You may do both, or just one. Drinks will be provided; if you wish to stay all day, please bring a packed lunch, which we will eat in silence. The day is intended to provide a quiet space for reflection and restoration before we launch into the busy Christmas
season!

For more information, please contact Joanne Hodge on 0775 864 8264 or by email below.

www.yateparish.org.uk
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10am: Christmas Fair
St James the Great, Westerleigh

10am-1pm

Crafts, gifts, Christmas decorations and cake stalls, tombola, refreshments including fresh soup: entertainment from the U3a recorder group and Westerleigh hand bells. Prize draws at 12:30.

www.yateparish.org.uk

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10am: Victorian Day Craft, Paper Craft Supplies and Gift Fayre
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

10am to 4pm

Local Crafts, Paper Craft Supplies, Gift and Collectables, Cakes, Refreshments and more.

Voluntary entrance fee (20p, children free) to be donated to The Friends of Horton School.

Tables available at £20 each.

www.bythewoods.co.uk
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11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

12-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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12noon: St Mary's School Christmas Fayre
St Mary's Church, Yate

12noon - 3pm

Friends of St Mary's School are holding their annual Christmas Fayre, a great time to pick up Christmas presents and lots for kids young and old to do.

www.stmarysfriends.co.uk

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1.30pm: Chipping Sodbury Victorian Day
Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury

1-8.30pm, held along Broad Street, Horse Street and High Street, Chipping Sodbury

Following a fantastic event last year, the group drawn from Chipping Sodbury Lions and Rotary Clubs, the Festival Society and a number of local traders are again running this event. The event starts at 1.30pm when school choirs will perform in the street.

The day's events will start with music followed by the arrival of Father Christmas, led by Pipes & Drums, when snow is guaranteed.

The streets will be lined with stalls from local charities and organisations and old time amusements, including a Ferris wheel, Helter Skelter and children’s rides.

Choirs will sing, bands will play and The Bristol Morris Men will dance and all sorts of stalls bringing... Read more >>

www.mysodbury.co.uk/sodbury/chipp...

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Sunday 2nd December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-3pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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4pm: 50th Anniversary Christingle Service
St Mary's Church, Yate

www.yateparish.org.uk

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Friday 7th December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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7.30pm: Charity Pub Night
Horton and Little Sodbury Village Hall

There will be no charge and the bar will be open.

During the evening there will be two very short talks about The Mercy James Centre in Blantyre, Malawi. The centre is supported by Madonna and "Raising Malawi" and has the only Children's Intensive Care in Sub Saharan Africa outside South Africa.

The ward needs some financial support to provide basics like soap and toothpaste for the children and food for some of the poorest families while they are away from their villages.

We hope you agree that this is a project we could support with the Horton Christmas Card and there will be a chance to donate at the pub night. The unit has links with Bristol Children's Hospital and one of the nurses from there will talk for a few minutes about... Read more >>

www.halsvh.org.uk

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Saturday 8th December 2018

10am: Make a Christmas Door Wreath Workshop
Winterbourne Medieval Barn

10am - 12:30pm

Florists from Organic Blooms at Latteridge will share their expertise at this workshop to help you produce a fabulous door wreath full of seasonal colours and foliage that will last throughout the holiday season.

Cost - £45, payable in advance, to include all materials and seasonal refreshments.

Book direct with Organic Blooms from October 1st:
www.organicblooms.co.uk/courses-and-workshops

www.winterbournebarn.org.uk

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10am: Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

10am-4pm, £1.00 Admission. Free Parking.

Firmly established as a Christmas favourite, this popular event is always full to bursting with delightful stalls brimming with wonderful ideas for Christmas.

Why elbow your way around a busy shopping mall when you could find everything you need amongst our carefully selected vintage dealers, artists & creative designer-makers from the South-West & beyond who will be displaying their wares for your shopping pleasure.

Our friendly stallholders will have everything from the perfect vintage party frock to unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list as well as decorations for the home & tree.

Our popular tearoom will be back with lashings of tea & coffee & scrumptious... Read more >>

www.vintageandhandmade.co.uk

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Tree Festival
St Mary's Church, Yate

Following the success of the past two Christmas seasons, the St Mary's Tree Festival will be returning for a third year and open from Saturday 8th December to Sunday 16th December inclusive. Full details will be available via our website below.

The annual Tree Festival is community focused and aims to bring together as many individuals and groups as possible from business and leisure to church members and youth organisations, and will feature a vibrant mix of decorated trees, seasonal choral and musical interludes. Join us to marvel at our glorious trees, enjoy a tasty homemade mince pie and craft activities for the children.

50 pot grown trees will be displayed in the church, each one looking for a sponsor - someone like YOU? This... Read more >>

www.yateparish.org

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11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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6.30pm: 8-16th Christmas Tree Festival
St Mary's Church, Yate

Christmas Tree Festival 2018 will open to the public each day from Saturday 8 December to Sunday 16 December.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival again this year – come and enjoy our delicious hot drinks & homemade mince pies, musical interludes and craft activities for the children.

Trees for sponsorship are going fast so if you are considering sponsoring a Christmas Tree this year, please contact Christine in the Parish Office asap on 01454 313105 or by email below.

www.saintmaryschurchyate.org.uk
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Sunday 9th December 2018

10.30am: Christingle and Baptism
St James the Great, Westerleigh

www.yateparish.org.uk

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11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-3pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Tuesday 11th December 2018

5pm: Christmas Carol Evening
Yate Heritage Centre

Provisional date, to be confirmed.

www.myyate.co.uk/yate/history/yat...

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7.30pm: Yate Choral Society Christmas Concert
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

Conductor Geoff Wickam, Accompanist Hazel Wickham

TICKETS £8.00 INCLUDING REFRESHMENTS available from tel: 01454 313907 & 314779. Also Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Centre & Choir Members.

Supported by Chipping Sodbury and Yate Town Councils and South Gloucestershire County Council.

www.yatechoralsociety.co.uk

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Wednesday 12th December 2018

10.45am: Pathways Christmas Play and Carols
St Nicholas' Family Centre

Come to see the pathway congregation perform the Naughty Shepherd and sing Carols. Contact Ros Bailey on 07504 284601 for more details.

www.yateparish.org.uk
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2pm: Yate and Chipping Sodbury Good Afternoon Choir Carol Concert
St Mary's Church, Yate

2-3pm

The Yate and Chipping Sodbury Good Afternoon Choir will open their doors to welcome friends and family to their open Christmas Carol Concert. Everyone welcome!

FREE ADMISSION with a retiring collection for Cancer Research UK.

www.goodafternoonchoir.org
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Thursday 13th December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Friday 14th December 2018

10am: Rita's Mince Pie Day

This will be held at the home of John and Sue Moody at 6 Lawns Road, Yate from 10.00am to 12.00 noon, 2.00pm to 4.00pm and 7.00pm onwards.

Raffle and sales tables. Any raffle prizes or donations will be greatly appreciated. All profits will be divided equally between St Mary’s Church and Cancer Research.

www.saintmaryschurchyate.org.uk

14th-22nd: Follow the Star Trail
Yate Shopping Centre

For the last two years Yate Parish have encouraged shoppers to engage with the Christmas story by placing a nativity trail in town. This year the trail will be called Follow the Star to tie into the national Christmas campaign.

Follow the Star trail runs between 14th—22nd December.

We will place the nativity characters around the town with a QR code which takes them to our website, where they can read the story.

This year the trail ends at St Mary’s Church where they will be given a prayer on prayer on a fridge magnate to say on Christmas eve.

There will be crafts in the church for the children to make a tea-light holder out of a glass jam jar. On Christmas eve they can put the tea light in their window to show there is room in... Read more >>

www.yateparish.org.uk

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11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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6pm: Carols in Kingsgate
Kingsgate Park

Organised by the Friends of Kingsgate Park.

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Saturday 15th December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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3.30pm: Carols in the Barn
Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Saturday 15 December and Sunday 16 December - 3:30pm – 5pm

The medieval barn makes a very atmospheric setting for a dramatic presentation of the Christmas Story by members of St Michael’s Church. Enjoy warm mince pies and mulled wine beforehand, and join in singing traditional Christmas carols. Suitable for all ages.

Gates open at 3.30 pm so that visitors can enjoy a cup of mulled wine or fruit juice, and a mince pie, before the performance starts in the Barn at 4pm. Please remember, the Barn is an unheated medieval agricultural building so wrap up warm. The grounds are uneven so wear suitable footwear. A torch maybe useful.

Parking is limited so please walk if you possibly can and do not block the lane. If you do need to bring... Read more >>

www.winterbournebarn.org.uk

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Sunday 16th December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-3pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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3.30pm: Carols in the Barn
Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Saturday 15 December and Sunday 16 December - 3:30pm – 5pm

The medieval barn makes a very atmospheric setting for a dramatic presentation of the Christmas Story by members of St Michael’s Church. Enjoy warm mince pies and mulled wine beforehand, and join in singing traditional Christmas carols. Suitable for all ages.

Gates open at 3.30 pm so that visitors can enjoy a cup of mulled wine or fruit juice, and a mince pie, before the performance starts in the Barn at 4pm. Please remember, the Barn is an unheated medieval agricultural building so wrap up warm. The grounds are uneven so wear suitable footwear. A torch maybe useful.

Parking is limited so please walk if you possibly can and do not block the lane. If you do need to... Read more >>

www.winterbournebarn.org.uk

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4pm: Carol Service
St James the Great, Westerleigh

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4.30pm: Messy Christingle
St Nicholas' Family Centre

www.yateparish.org.uk
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6.30pm: Carol Service
St Peter's Church

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Monday 17th December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Tuesday 18th December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Wednesday 19th December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Thursday 20th December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Friday 21st December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-4pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Saturday 22nd December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-5pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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Sunday 23rd December 2018

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

11am-2pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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6.30pm: Carol Service
St Mary's Church, Yate

www.saintmaryschurchyate.org.uk

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6.30pm: Carol Service
St Nicholas' Family Centre

www.stnix.co.uk

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Monday 24th December 2018

Christmas Eve

11am: Santa's Grotto
Yate Shopping Centre

10am-1pm

Santa’s Grotto will open on 18th November and on subsequent weekends until Thursday 13th December and then run continuously until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present.

Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website below.

www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk/Even...

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4pm: Nativity Retold
Yate Shopping Centre

www.yateparish.org.uk

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Crib Services
St Mary's Church, Yate

4.30pm - for younger children and families

6pm - for older children and families

www.yateparish.org.uk

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10pm: Walk of Light from St Nix to St Mary's
St Nicholas' Family Centre

www.stnix.co.uk

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11pm: Midnight Communion
St Mary's Church, Yate

www.yateparish.org.uk

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11.30pm: Midnight Communion
St James the Great, Westerleigh

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11.30pm: Midnight Communion
St Peter's Church

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Tuesday 25th December 2018

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas!

Bank Holiday: Christmas Day

www.gov.uk/bank-holidays

Community Christmas
St Mary's Church, Yate

www.yateparish.org.uk

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10am: Family Christmas Communion
St Nicholas' Family Centre

www.yateparish.org.uk

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4pm: Christmas Day Festive Tea and Company
St Nicholas' Family Centre

4-6pm

St Nicholas Church will be open on Christmas Day for tea and coffee, cake, games and good conversation. Board games will also be available.

You are very welcome to come and join us to help out or simply to relax.

www.stnix.co.uk
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Wednesday 26th December 2018

Boxing Day

Bank Holiday: Boxing Day

www.gov.uk/bank-holidays


Monday 31st December 2018

New Year's Eve


Tuesday 1st January 2019

Happy New Year!


Thursday 10th January 2019

7.30pm: Horton Village Pantomime
Horton and Little Sodbury Village Hall

10-12th January 2019 (Note revised dates)

www.halsvh.org.uk

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Friday 18th January 2019

18th-26th: Sodbury Players present 'Jack & The Beanstalk'
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

Our annual panto spectacular returns to the Town Hall stage 18th - 26th January 2019. Written by our very own Tina Milton and ably assisted by Diane Owen, 'Jack & The Beanstalk' promises to be a GIANT of a show.

Join us in the market town of Wick where we will meet a cacophony of characters, rich and poor but all with one aim – how to deal with that Giant Blunderthor!

Foremost amongst the villagers is local dairy owner, Dame Trotters who has suffered her own economic disaster. She despairs for the future with no hope that her idle son Jack will come to the rescue, in addition to the mishaps she has with her adopted son Dopey Del!

Her troubles are compounded by a hapless Lord Wick and a bossy Councillor, not to mention the evil... Read more >>

sodburyplayers.ticketsource.co.uk

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