Church of St Mary Magdalene, Lincoln

Church & Community Events for your Diary (please scroll down...)

30th November until 20th December 2018

CHURCH EVENT : Cathedral Quarter Advent Wreath Festival

The festival has been held in St Mary Magdalene's Church, Bailgate for the past 13 years and has grown year on year. It began as the Bailgate Guild Christmas Tree Festival when 40 real trees were displayed in the church and decorated by members of the Bailgate Guild Traders' Association. It proved very popular with visitors and the local community but was very difficult to erect and dismantle, occupied half of the nave and could only remain on display for a few days. Barbara Wellman then came up with the inspired idea of using wreaths instead of trees. This enabled more businesses to be represented and also meant that that they could remain in position throughout the busy Christmas Market and longer so that more visitors could see them.

The Church will be open over the Festival as follows:
Weekdays from 10:30am to 11:30am;
Weekends from 2:00pm to 4:00pm;
Open over the Christmas Market period from 12 noon - 6:00pm daily (5:30pm close on Sunday).

A poster giving these details may be seen here.

Thursday 6th December until Sunday 9th December 2018

LOCAL EVENT : Lincoln Christmas Market 2018

"Lincoln Christmas Market has developed dramatically since it began with just 11 stalls. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family."   Find comprehensive details of the Lincoln Christmas Market at its website*.
St Mary's shall be open over the Christmas Market period from 12 noon - 6:00pm daily.
Short Services held daily at 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm.

Thursday 13th December 2018

COMMUNITY EVENT : Lantern Procession & Nativity

See the website here: Visit Lincoln*.
Event times: 5:00pm-8:00pm (Castle Hill around 6:00pm).

Sunday 23rd December 2018

SPECIAL SERVICE : A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
The service starts at 6:00pm and is always well attended so please arrive a little early to allow time for seating

Monday 24th December 2018

SPECIAL SERVICE: Christmas Eve Crib Service


Monday 24th December 2018

SPECIAL SERVICE: Evening Prayer with carols


Tuesday 25th December 2018


10:00am: Choral Eucharist

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