There are hundreds of festivals, events and special services taking place in the Diocese during the run-up to Christmas.

Take a look at our listings - and if there's an event you need to tell us about, use the form below.

If you would like your church event to be listed on this page please complete the form. Please allow 48 hours for events to appear. Events appear at the discretion of the communications co-ordinator.

 

See also: Christmas Tree Festivals | Carols, Christingles and Cribs | Christmas Eve Services | Christmas Day Services | Christmas at Derby Cathedral | More church and parish events | #FollowTheStar


Ault Hucknall
Sun 23 Dec - Service of Nine Lessons and Carols - St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall - 6.30am
Mon 24 Dec - Blessing of the Crib - St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall - 2.30pm 

Bakewell
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - All Saints, Bakewell - 4pm

Belper
Thu 20 Dec - Carol Service - St Swithun, Belper - 7.30pm
Sun 23 Dec - All Age Nativity - St Peter, Belper - 10.45am
Sun 23 Dec - Carols by Candlelight - St Peter, Belper - 6.30pm
Mon 24 Dec - Christingle - St Peter, Belper - 6pm

Brampton
Sun 23 Dec - Carols by Candlelight - St Thomas, Brampton - 4.30pm & 6.30pm

Breaston
Mon 17 Dec - Community Carol Service - St Michael, Breaston - 7pm
Sun 23 Dec - Nine Lessons and Carols - St Michael, Breaston - 6.30pm

Burbage
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - Church Church, Burbage - 5pm

Buxton
Sun 23 Dec - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - St John the Baptist, Buxton - 6pm
Mon 24 Dec - Messy Church Crib Service - St Mary, Buxton - 4pm

Creswell
Mon 24 Dec - Christingle - St Mary Magdalene, Creswell - 5pm : 6pm

Crich
Sun 16 Dec - Carol Service - St Mary, Crich - 6.30pm
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - St Mary, Crich - 4pm

Derby
Mon 10 Dec - Village Carols - St Matthew, Darley Abbey - 7pm
Wed 12 Dec - Carols in the Church Yard - St Edmund, Allestree - 6.30pm
Sun 16 Dec - Carol Service - St Matthew, Darley Abbey - 11.15am
Sun 16 Dec - Community Carols around the tree - St Nick's, Allestree - 5pm - 6pm
Sun 16 Dec – Traditional Carol's by Candlelight (Readings and Carols) – St Francis, Mackworth – 5.30pm
Sun 16 Dec - Carols by Candlelight - St Paul, Quarndon - 4pm
Wed 19 Dec - Lunchtime Carols & mince pies - St Johns, Mill/Bridge St - 12pm : 1.30pm
Fri 21 Dec - Sing Christmas Carol Service - Derby Cathedral - 12.45pm
Fri 21 Dec - Derby Latvian Choir Carol Concert - St Philip, Chaddesden - 7pm
Sun 23 Dec - Journey to Bethlehem - Derby Cathedral - 3pm
Sun 23 Dec - Christingle and Nativity - St Barnabas, Derby - 4pm
Sun 23 Dec - Nine Lessons and Carols - St Edmund, Allestree - 6.30pm
Mon 24 Dec - Christmas Eve Carol Services - Derby Cathedral - 4pm & 6.30pm
Mon 24 Dec - Christmas Eve Crib Service - St Edmund, Allestree - 2.30pm & 4pm
Mon 24 Dec - Nativity Play and Christingle - St Francis, Mackworth – 4pm
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - St Matthew, Darley Abbey - 5.30pm
Mon 24 Dec - Carol Service - St Philip, Chaddesden - 6.30pm
Mon 24 Dec - Christmas Eve candle-lit Carol Service - St Johns, Mill/Bridge St - 6.30pm


Eckington
Sun 16 Dec - Carol Service - St Peter and St Paul, Eckington - 4pm
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - St Peter and St Paul, Eckington - 4pm

Kirk Hallam
Wed 12 Dec - Tree of Light Service - All Saints, Kirk Hallam - 7.30pm
Sun 16 Dec - Christingle with Uniformed Groups and Parade - All Saints, Kirk Hallam - 11am
Sun 23 Dec - Carols by Candlelight - All Saints, Kirk Hallam - 6.00pm

Linton and Castle Gresley
Sun 16 Dec - Toy Service - Christ Church, Linton and Castle Gresley - 11am
Sun 23 Dec - Nine Lessons and Carols - Christ Church, Linton and Castle Gresley - 6pm
Mon 24 Dec - Christingle - Christ Church, Linton and Castle Gresley - 3pm

Litton
Fri 14 Dec - Christmas Round the World Carol Service - Christ Church, Litton - 6pm
 
Millers Dale
Sun 16 Dec - Community Carol and Crib Service - St Anne, Miller's Dale - 3pm

Morley
Sun 16 Dec - Carol Service - St Matthew, Morley - 11am
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - St Matthew, Morley - 3.00pm

Morton
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - Holy Cross, Morton - 3pm

Old Whittington
Tue 11 Dec - Memorial Carol Service - St Bartholomew, Old Whittington - 6.30pm
Sun 16 Dec - Carol Service - St Bartholomew, Old Whittington - 4pm
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - St Bartholomew, Old Whittington - 4pm

Openwoodgate
Sun 23 Dec - Carols by Candlelight - St Mark, Openwoodgate - 6.30pm
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - St Mark, Openwoodgate - 4pm

Over Haddon
Sun 23 Dec – Carol Service – St Anne, Over Haddon – 4pm

Repton
Sun 16 Dec - Messy Christingle - St Wystan, Repton - 4pm
Sun 23 Dec - Nine Lessons and Carols - St Wystan, Repton - 6.30pm
Mon 24 Dec - Crib Service - St Wystan, Repton - 4pm

Ripley
Sun 16 Dec - Carols by Candlelight - All Saints, Ripley - 5pm
Wed 19 Dec -  Lunchbreak Carols - All Saints, Ripley - 1pm

Scarcliffe
Mon 24 Dec - Family Carol Service - St Leonard, Scarcliffe - 4.30pm

Tideswell
Sun 16 Dec - Service of Lessons and Carols - St John the Baptist, Tideswell - 6pm

Whitwell
Sun 16 Dec - Christingle and Crib service - St Lawrence, Whitwell - 3.00pm

Wormhill
Sun 23 Dec - Village Carol and Crib Service - St Margaret's, Wormhill - 6.30pm


See also: Christmas Tree Festivals | Carols, Christingles and Cribs | Christmas Eve Services | Christmas Day Services | Christmas at Derby Cathedral | More church and parish events | #FollowTheStar

See also: Christmas Tree Festivals | Carols, Christingles and Cribs | Christmas Eve Services | Christmas Day Services | Christmas at Derby Cathedral | More church and parish events | #FollowTheStar


Allestree
Christmas Eve Crib Service - St Edmund, Allestree - 2.30pm & 4pm

Ault Hucknall
Blessing of the Crib - St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall - 2.30pm 
Midnight Communion - St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall - 11.15pm

Bakewell
Crib Service - All Saints, Bakewell - 4pm
Midnight Mass - All Saints, Bakewell - 11.30pm

Belper
Christingle - St Peter, Belper - 6pm
Midnight Holy Communion - St Peter, Belper - 11.30pm

Burbage
Crib Service - Christ Church, Burbage - 5pm
Midnight Mass - Christ Church, Burbage - 11.30pm

Buxton
Messy Church Crib Service - St Mary, Buxton - 4pm
Midnight Mass - St John the Baptist, Buxton - 11.30pm

Chaddesden
Carol Service - St Philip, Chaddesden - 6.30pm
Midnight Mass - St Philip, Chaddesden - 11.30pm

Creswell
Christingle - St Mary Magdalene, Creswell - 5pm - 6pm

Darley Abbey
Crib Service - St Matthew, Darley Abbey - 5.30pm
Midnight Mass - St Matthew, Darley Abbey - 11.30pm

Derby City & Derby Cathedral
Candle-lit Carol Service - St Johns, Mill/Bridge St - 6.30pm
Christmas Eve Carol Services - Derby Cathedral - 4pm & 6.30pm
Midnight Mass - Derby Cathedral - 11.30pm

Eckington
Midnight Holy Communion - St Peter and St Paul - 11.30pm

Linton and Castle Gresley
Christingle - Christ Church, Linton and Castle Gresley - 3pm

Mackworth
Nativity Play and Christingle - St Francis, Mackworth – 4pm
Midnight Mass - St Francis, Mackworth – 11.30pm

Morley
Crib Service - St Matthew, Morley - 3.00pm
Midnight Communion - St Matthew, Morley - 11.30pm

Morton
Crib Service - Holy Cross, Morton - 3pm

Old Whittington
Crib Service - St Bartholomew, Old Whittington - 4pm
Midnight Mass - St Bartholomew, Old Whittington - 11.30pm 

Openwoodgate
Crib Service - St Mark, Openwoodgate - 4pm

Quarndon
Christmas Story - St Paul, Quarndon - 4pm
Midnight Communion - St Paul, Quarndon - 11.15pm

Repton
Crib Service - St Wystan, Repton - 4pm
Midnight Eucharist - St Wystan, Repton - 11.30pm

Ripley
Crib Service - All Saints, Ripley - 4pm
Midnight Communion - All Saints, Ripley - 11.30pm

Scarcliffe
Family Carol Service - St Leonard, Scarcliffe - 4.30pm
Holy Communion - St Leonard, Scarcliffe - 6.30pm

Tideswell
Nativity Service with Tideswell Band - St John the Baptist, Tideswell - 4pm 
Midnight Communion by Candlelight - St John the Baptist, Tideswell - 11.30pm


See also: Christmas Tree Festivals | Carols, Christingles and Cribs | Christmas Eve Services | Christmas Day Services | Christmas at Derby Cathedral | More church and parish events | #FollowTheStar

 

See also: Christmas Tree Festivals | Carols, Christingles and Cribs | Christmas Eve Services | Christmas Day Services | Christmas at Derby Cathedral | More church and parish events | #FollowTheStar


Ashbourne
A Festival of Angels - St Oswald, Ashbourne - 16 Dec to mid Jan 2019

Bakewell
Christmas Tree Festival - All Saints, Bakewell - 14 to 23 Dec

Belper
Christmas Tree Festival - Christ Church, Belper - 14 to 24 Dec

Brampton
Christmas Craft Market (various dates from Sat 1 Dec), St Thomas Brampton, 10am - 1.30pm

Breaston
Flower Festival - St Michael, Breaston - 14 to 16 Dec
 
Burbage
Christmas Tree Festival - Christ Church, Burbage - 16 to 22 Dec - 2pm : 4pm
Burbage Band Christmas Concert - Church Church, Burbage - 16 Dec - 2pm 
 
Buxton
Folk Carol Concert (free) – St Mary, Buxton - 12 Dec - 7pm
 
Derby
Christmas Tree Festival - St Johns, Mill/Bridge St - 8 to 10 Dec
Lantern Making - St Edmunds Church Hall, Allestree - 12 Dec - 6pm
Derby Bach Choir Concert - St Johns, Mill/Bridge St - 15 Dec - 7.30pm
Voices Meditation - St Johns, Mill/Bridge St - 16 Dec - 4.00pm
Community Carols around the tree - St Nick's, Allestree - 16 Dec - 5pm : 6pm
Sitwell Christmas Concert - St Johns, Mill/Bridge St - 17 Dec - 7.30pm
Derby Latvian Choir Carol Concert - St Philip, Chaddesden - 21 Dec - 7pm
Christmas Tree Festival - St Philip, Chaddesden - 22 to 24 Dec ...more information

Eckington
Christmas Tree Festival - St Peter and St Paul, Eckington - 11 Dec to 16 Dec - times vary

Repton
Christmas Concert in aid of Rainbows Hospice - St Wystan, Repton - 14 Dec - 7.30pm 

Staveley
Seasonal Music (Recitals at Eight) - St John the Baptist, Staveley - 19 Dec - 8pm

Tansley
Festival of Trees and Nativity Scenes - Holy Trinity, Tansley - 8 to 11 Dec - 11am : 4pm

Wirksworth
Christmas Tree Festival - St Mary, Wirksworth - 15 Dec


See also: Christmas Tree Festivals | Carols, Christingles and Cribs | Christmas Eve Services | Christmas Day Services | Christmas at Derby Cathedral | More church and parish events | #FollowTheStar

See also: Christmas Tree Festivals | Carols, Christingles and Cribs | Christmas Eve Services | Christmas Day Services | Christmas at Derby Cathedral | More church and parish events | #FollowTheStar


Allestree
Christmas Day Choral Communion - St Edmund, Allestree - 10am
Christmas Day @ St Nicks - St Nick's, Allestree - 9am & 10.45am

Bakewell
Christmas Day Family Eucharist - All Saints, Bakewell - 11am

Belper
Early Christmas Holy Communion - St Swithun, Belper - 9.30am
Family Holy Communion - St Peter, Belper - 10am

Buxton
Christmas Day Communion Service - St Mary, Buxton - 10.30am
Christmas Day Communion Service - St. John the Baptist, Buxton - 11am

Burbage
Christmas Day Communion Service - Christ Church, Burbage - 10am

Chaddesden
Christmas Day Holy Communion - St Philip, Chaddesden - 10am

Darley Abbey
Choral Communion - St Matthew, Darley Abbey - 10am

Derby City and Derby Cathedral
Christmas Day Family Eucharist - St Johns, Mill/Bridge St - 10am
Christmas Cathedral Eucharist - Derby Cathedral - 10.45am

Eckington
Christmas Day Holy Communuion - St Peter and St Paul - 9.30am 

King Sterndale
Christmas Day Holy Communion - Christ Church, King Sterndale - 9.30am

Linton and Castle Gresley
Christmas Day Holy Communion - Christ Church, Linton and Castle Gresley - 9.30am

Mackworth
Family Communion Service - St Francis, Mackworth – 10am

Quarndon
Christmas Day informal worship - St Paul, Quarndon - 10am

Repton
Christmas Day Family Carol Service - St Wystan, Repton - 10.30am

Ripley
Quiet Christmas Communion - All Saints, Ripley - 9.15am
Christmas Family Celebration - All Saints, Ripley - 10am

Tideswell
Churches Together Christmas Family Celebration - St John the Baptist, Tideswell - 10am


See also: Christmas Tree Festivals | Carols, Christingles and Cribs | Christmas Eve Services | Christmas Day Services | Christmas at Derby Cathedral | More church and parish events | #FollowTheStar

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