Christmas in Hawkinge

Are you looking for events and things to do at Christmas in Hawkinge with the family?
Have a look at our list of Christmas services, attractions and events in Hawkinge.

Advent Sunday – Sunday 2nd December 2018

Advent is ‘the final countdown’ to Christmas day and many children will have an Advent calendar to help them count the days.
Read more about why this is also a really special time for the church and discover some Advent activities for children here…
 

Christmas is great time of year to learn songs

Many have been passed down the generations for hundreds of years and singing together is also lovely way to praise God,
whether at home or in church. Find more information, and some simple Christmas-themed songs here.

Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December 2018

4pm Christingle Service

At Hawkinge Community Centre

Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service.
Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle.
Find out more about the meaning of each element of the Christingle here
 

11:30pm Midnight Communion

At St. Luke’s Lighthouse Church

Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December 2018

10:30am Family Christmas service

Children of all ages are welcome!
At St. Luke’s Lighthouse Church


For many of us, Christmas brings up so many emotions, memories and expectations. We have one nativity story, but it can seem like we all have very different Christmases.

For you it might be a time of joy and togetherness. Or perhaps it’s all about planning and to-do lists. Many others can find it a sad and lonely time – nagged by the feeling that your Christmas is not like those ‘perfect’ ones we see in the media.

But just like the unexpected assortment of people who were invited to meet the baby Jesus, #FollowTheStar doesn’t ask you to be perfect. It says: come just as you are to take the life-changing Christmas journey.

Archbishops Justin Welby & John Sentamu