All three churches celebrate the coming and birth of the Christ Child during November and December.

We welcomed many visitors last year at our Christmas services and that is what makes this time of year so special! We hope you enjoyed celebrating the birth of Christ with us.

We know that many people like to visit their local church at this time of year and everyone is always welcome to our services. Even if you do not normally take communion there is something special and comforting about receiving a blessing at the altar rail.

For those who live away from their families, Christmas is a time for visiting and happy reunions, so why not make it a family occasion and this Christmas come to a candle lit service across the benefice, particularly the Christmas Eve late night communion service that is so special in so many ways.

Services in all the churches in the benefice are published here .

 An overview of the Christmas services in our 3 churches is shown below.

Date Church
Blendworth Chalton Idsworth
Sunday 1st Dec


1st Sunday of Advent

8.00am – Holy Communion

11.00am –Parish Communion

9.30am – Morning Prayer 9.30am – Parish Communion
Sunday 8th Dec


2nd Sunday of Advent

8.00am – Holy Communion


11.00am – All age Worship with Nativity

9.30 am -Morning Prayer


9.30am – Parish Communion


Sunday 15th Dec

3rd Sunday of Advent



Sunday 22nd Dec


4th Sunday of Advent

8.00am Holy Communiuon

11.00 am – Service of Nine Lessons and Carols


8.00am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Parish Communion


4.00pm – Carol Service




9.30am – No Service

9.30 am- All Age Service





9.30am –Service of 9 Lessons and Carols

Tuesday 24th Dec


Christmas Eve

11.30pm – Midnight Communion 4.00pm – Crib Service 11.30pm – Midnight Communion

Wednesday 25th Dec

Christmas Day

NO 8.00am Holy Communion at Blendworth. St John’s Rowlands Castle invite you to join them for this service.

11.00am Family Communion with Carols

9.30am – Family Worship with Carols 9.30am –All Age Worship with Carols

Sunday 29th Dec

1st Sunday of Christmas

NO  8.00am Service of Holy Communion today at Blendworth but St John’s Rowlands Castle invite you to join them for this service.

10.30am Joint Benefice Parish Communion at HTB.  Please note special time


Holy Trinity Church

Find us on Blendworth Lane, Horndean PO8 0AB

This was Family Service with Nativity 2016



2016 Images by Murray Sanders with thanks










Find us on the road from Finchdean to PO8 0BA




Find us on Chalton Lane opposite the Red Lion PO8 0BG

The Crib Service is magical.


Come and join us throughout the year but especially this Christmas!!