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July 2018

Music for a Summer’s Evening – 3

10/07/2018 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£12

Bridget Kerrison (soprano), Tom Caldecott (clarinet) and Trevor Hughes (piano) present an attractive programme of music, including Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock. Classic songs, arias, and popular items from the clarinet repertoire combine in a delightful conclusion to our series of three summer evening Festival soirées! Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 7.30pm at Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QG. Tickets available from: Trevor Hughes (01462 675496), and Hitchin Initiative, 1A Churchyard, Hitchin (01462 453335); also online from eventbrite.co.uk. Adults £12.00 Concessions £8.00…

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The Restoration Of Kew’s Great Pagoda

17/07/2018 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£12

The Friends of Holy Saviour are holding an evening event during the Hitchin Festival: The Restoration Of Kew’s Great Pagoda Dr Lee Prosser, Curator of Historic Buildings , Historic Royal Palaces, will talk about this recent major project, and other aspects of his work at Historic Royal Palaces. Tuesday 17 July at 7.30pm in Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin. Tickets £12 (“Friends” £10), including light refreshments, are available from Clare Fleck (01462 646257) or the Hitchin Festival Box Office,…

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September 2018

Blood, Birth & Boils: Missionary Families in the Age of Empire

23/09/2018 @ 15:00 - 17:30
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£8

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ event, when Dr Emily Manktelow, of Royal Holloway, University of London, will talk about the realities of life for missionaries and their families in far flung outposts of the British Empire. How did starched and corseted middle class Britons cope with insects in the cot, strange men under the bed and cow dung as household polish? Come along and find out! Sunday 23rd September at 3pm in…

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December 2018

Christmas Tree Festival Preview Evening and Concert

07/12/2018 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£12

“Sing We Now of Christmas” Friday 7th December (doors open 6.30pm; concert 7.45pm) Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG As usual we launch our Festival weekend with this ever popular evening event – a chance to enjoy a leisurely look at the display, before “Sing We Now of Christmas” – a concert of popular Christmas music in mellow jazz arrangements, performed by Holy Saviour Church Choir, The Radcliffe Singers, The Buccinate Brass Ensemble, with Janet Tothill (double bass),…

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The 22nd Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival

08/12/2018 - 09/12/2018
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£4.00

The 22nd Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival will take place as usual at Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road SG5 1QG on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th December 2018 between 12 noon and 6pm. Admission £4.00, accompanied children free. Come and see 50 beautifully decorated trees in a lovely setting, with seasonal music from local musicians and choirs. Excellent home cooked lunches and teas available in the Festival Cafe. It’s a wonderful way to start your Christmas! On the Saturday morning, 10.30 -11.30 ,…

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January 2019

Christingle Service – Sunday 6th January 2019

6 January @ 11:30 - 12:30
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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Come to the Christingle Service in aid of The Children’s Society on Sunday 6th January at 11.30am at Holy Saviour Church. Everybody will be involved in making their own Christingle during the service and then lighting it. All are welcome!

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Unlocking the Church: The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space

27 January @ 15:00 - 17:00
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£10

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ event, when William Whyte, Professor of Social & Architectural History, University of Oxford, will give an illustrated talk about the lost secrets of Victorian sacred space. The Victorian built thousands of churches – including Holy Saviour – and restored still more. Professor Whyte’s talk will explain how and why the 19th century changed the way churches look and sound, and what they were meant to do…

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March 2019

Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire

24 March @ 15:00 - 17:00
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£10

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ event, when Anne Rowe, landscape historian, will give an illustrated talk about Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire. Humphry Repton was the last great English landscape designer of the eighteenth century and is often regarded as the successor to Capability Brown. Anne Rowe’s talk, focussing on Repton’s work in our county, will be an ideal opportunity to learn more about the life and work of Britain’s first "landscape…

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April 2019

A Concert For Passiontide

13 April @ 19:30 - 21:00
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£12

A CONCERT FOR PASSIONTIDE: THE CRUCIFIXION (John Stainer) & MISERERE IN C MINOR (Johann Adolph Hasse) The concert will be performed by Holy Saviour Church Choir, and The Radcliffe Singers, conducted by Trevor Hughes, with soloists Bridget Kerrison, Rachel Auld, Gavin Budge, and Mike Kershaw. The organist will be Clifton Hughes. Stainer’s Crucifixion, a perennially popular work, was written in 1887, 22 years after the building of Holy Saviour Church, and dedicated to the choir of Marylebone Church. Hasse’s Miserere…

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May 2019

Elizabeth Siddall: Pre-Raphaelite Muse, Artist & Poet

19 May @ 15:00 - 17:00
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road
Hitchin, SG5 1QG United Kingdom
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£10

A Friends of Holy Saviour “Talk & Tea” event, with speaker Dr Selena Trowbridge Although mostly remembered today as the face of Ophelia floating in the reeds in Millais’ painting and as the wife and muse of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal was herself an artist and poet. Dr Trowbridge’s talk will go beyond the stereotypes to discover her as a creative woman in her own right. Sunday 19 May at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church. Tickets £10 (Friends £8)…

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