Category Archives: Events

Saving our County’s Heritage

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ on Sunday 26 March at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church.

Dorothy Abel Smith will tell us about the aims and achievements of the Hertfordshire Heritage Fund, with illustrations of many of the items it has helped local museums to buy and make available to the public.

It goes without saying there will be a good tea afterwards as well!

Tickets £8, (Friends £7) available from Clare Fleck (01462 646257).

Railways in the Nineteenth Century: Connecting Town And Country

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ on Sunday 29 January at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church.

The Friends launch their programme for 2017 with a subject very relevant to Hitchin’s history and of the Triangle area in particular. The speaker, Carlos López Galviz, Lecturer at Lancaster University, will also touch on the work of Ebenezer Howard and the Garden City movement.

Tickets £8 (Friends £7), including refreshments, available from Clare Fleck, 01462 646257, or the Hitchin Initiative Office, Churchyard.

Christmas Tree Festival Results!

The 20th Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival was a huge success, and we were delighted to welcome around 2,500 visitors to view the fifty beautiful and imaginative trees.  We’re grateful to Tim & Stella Farr for judging the trees in five categories, and in addition visitors were invited to vote for their favourite tree.

Click here to see the results!

Advent & Christmas Services

Go to our Services page for details of our Advent and Christmas services.  Try our lovely Christmas Carols by Candlelight service on Sunday 18 December at 6.00pm, or bring the children to our Crib service at 4.00pm on Christmas Eve.

All are welcome!

The 20th Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival

The Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival takes place at Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December, 12noon to 6.00pm.

Come and see the amazing display of 50 glittering trees, decorated by groups, families and businesses from across the town and beyond.  This will be our 20th Festival, and it’s still going strong!  Live music will entertain visitors throughout the weekend, and hot and cold refreshments, drinks and mulled wine will be available in the Festival Cafe.

Admission £4 at the door; accompanied children free.

The weekend begins with the Christmas Tree Festival Preview and Concert on Friday 9th December.  Doors open at 6.30pm, and the Concert starts at 7.45pm.

This popular event gives a special opportunity for an unhurried and uncrowded look at the 50 freshly decorated trees, before sitting down to enjoy a concert of seasonal music performed by Holy Saviour Church Choir and The Radcliffe Singers, directed by Trevor Hughes.

Admission is by ticket £12 (includes mulled wine and refreshments) from 01462 712212;


Come to the Christingle Service in aid of The Children’s Society on Sunday 4th December at 11.15am at Holy Saviour Church.

Everybody will be involved in making their own Christingle during the service and then lighting it.  All are welcome!

The Journey of Childhood in music and words

On Sunday 20 November at 3.00 pm, Holy Saviour Church will host a concert in aid of Save the Children, to raise funds to help relieve the plight of refugee children.  The concert will include music by Bernstein, Schubert, Debussy & Mozart, with favourite childhood memories & songs from the shows, interwoven with poetry and prose.

Performed by Lois Murray – Soprano, Trevor Hughes – Keyboard, Gillian Hughes – Clarinet & saxophone & Jane Campion Hoye – spoken word.

Admission by donation (suggested £10).  Refreshments provided.

The Friends of Holy Saviour AGM

All are welcome to attend the AGM of the Friends on Wednesday 19 October at 7.30pm in Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Keith Hoskins, Town Centre Manager, who will talk about the work of Hitchin BID (Business Improvement District).

Christina Rossetti: Faith & Poetry

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ on Sunday 25 September at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church.

The poetry of Christina Rossetti has always been popular – known to many from childhood readings of “Goblin Market” to “A Birthday” and “Remember” and from the words of the ever popular carol “In the Bleak Mid Winter”.  This talk, by Dr Serena Trowbridge, will explore Rossetti’s poetry, her life and faith, and the influences which helped to make her an exceptional poet.

Tickets £8 (Friends £7), including refreshments, available from Clare Fleck, 01462 646257, or the Hitchin Initiative Office, Churchyard.

Melodies at Maydencroft

Come and join us in the wonderful setting of Bunyan’s Barn at Maydencroft Manor, Gosmore, for an evening of musical entertainment provided by Hitchin Band.  The concert takes place on Saturday 10 September 2016 at 7.00 pm.

Hitchin Band is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary, having recently traced its origins back to 1866.  The Band has formed the cornerstone of musical culture in and around Hitchin ever since and with recent contest successes is now regarded as one of the leading bands in the London and Southern Counties region.

Hitchin Band and their Musical Director, Graham Chambers, are delighted to be playing at Maydencroft Manor in support of Holy Saviour Church.  All proceeds will be applied to the Organ Fund.

Tickets are £10 and are available from Frances (tel 01462 434762) and Sheila (tel 01462 621699).