For a magical, thrilling, uplifting Christmas time experience visit our 2018 Christmas Tree Festival at Bakewell Parish Church. 

The festival will run from Friday 14th December to Sunday 23rd December 2018, with the 'Opening of the Trees' on Thursday 13th at 19:00 and the 'Closing' during the Carol Service on the 23rd at 18:00.

Opening Times for the festival are from 10:00am - 5:00pm on Mondays - Saturdays and 12.30pm - 5:00pm on Sundays with a late night opening on Friday 21st December with mulled wine and nibbles. 

Please note the church will be closed to visitors on Tuesday 18 December, 10.30am - 1pm for the funeral of Colonel Leslie Wright.

The Open Door Cafe will be open for light lunches and refreshments during the Tree Festival from 11:00am - 4:00pm Mondays - Saturdays (Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm)


Thursday 13 December
2.00pm - St Anselm's School Carol Service rehearsal
4.00pm - St Anselm's School Carol Service
7.00pm - Christmas Tree Festival Opening Service
Saturday 15 December
2.00pm - Town Nativity & Blessing of Crib
7.30pm - Bakewell Choral Society Carol Concert
Sunday 16 December  Third Sunday of Advent
6.00pm - Taize Service
Monday 17 December
6.00pm - Infant School Christingle
Wednesday 19 December
7.30pm - Lady Manners School Carol Service
Friday 21 December
7.30pm - Informal hooley with mulled wine and mince pies
Sunday 23 December  Fourth Sunday of Advent
6.00pm - Community Carol Service and Closing Service
Monday 24 December Christmas Eve
4.00pm - Crib Service - please come dressed as a nativity character if possible
11.30pm - Midnight Mass
Tuesday 25 December  Christmas Day
11.00am - Christmas Day Family Eucharist with carols
Wednesday 26 December  St Stephen
9.00am - Said Eucharist
Thursday 27 December  St John
9.30am - Said Eucharist
 Sunday 30 December  First Sunday of Christmas
10.00am - Benefice Eucharist at Rowsley St Katherine
No other services in the Benefice on this day