What’s On

Discover what special services and other events are coming up at St Mary's Parish Church

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3.12.23 4.00pm
Barnard Castle Parish Church

Celebrate Christingle at St Mary’s and support the important work of The Children’s Society FREE Admission but please come prepared to give generously to a great cause. Learn more ›

6th - 10th December 2023 : Wed - Friday 4.00pm - 6.00pm; Saturday 11.00am - 5.00pm; Sunday 2.00-6.00pm
Barnard Castle Parish Church

Every two years St Mary’s brings the community together for its Christmas Tree Festival. FREE ADMISSION. Donations welcome Live music throughout. Seasonal refreshments Final celebration service amongst the trees begins... Learn more ›

Friday 15th December 2023 7.00pm (6.30pm bar open)
Barnard Castle Parish Church

A special night of the year as our musicians present an evening of Christmas music. Admission FREE. Donations welcome Learn more ›

Saturday 16th December 2023 2.00pm
Barnard Castle Parish Church

St Mary’s is pleased to welcome members of the WI from across the County for their Carol service. Learn more ›

Sunday 17th December 2023 4.00pm
St Mary's Whorlton

A traditional Carol service followed by seasonal refreshments Learn more ›

Thursday 21st December 2023 7.00pm
Barnard Castle Parish Church

On the shortest day of the year we gather for our lessons and carols alongside members of St Mary’s Community Choir and Orchestra. Learn more ›

Sunday 24th December 2023 4.00pm
Barnard Castle Parish Church

For many families our Crib service marks the start of Christmas. Children are invited to come dressed as a character from the Christmas Story. Expect lots of excitement and join... Learn more ›

Sunday 24th December 2023: 7.00pm
We gather under the lampost near the church

At 7.00pm on Christmas Eve we gather under the lamppost near St Mary’s on Whorlton Green for some Carol singing. For those who wish there is an opportunity to receive... Learn more ›

Sunday 24th December 2023 at 11.00pm (note the start time!)
Barnard Castle Parish Church

The First Communion of Christmas (known as Midnight Mass) at Barnard Castle begins at 11.00pm. ‘Where meek souls will receive him, still the dear Christ enters in’. Learn more ›

Monday 25th December 8.30am and 10.30am
Barnard Castle Parish Church

We celebrate Christmas morning with two services at Barnard Castle 8.30am: Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion 10.30am Sung service of Holy Communion Learn more ›