Hope into Action logoNorwich Christmas for those in need

Supported by Hope Into Action, Norwich churches are hosting numerous free events over the coming festive season with those in need, poor or homeless being especially welcome.

Hope Into Action works with local churches to provide homes for the most vulnerable in society; train volunteers to mentor the vulnerable adults in their houses, and supports churches to reach out to those who need the most help in our society. 

In the lead up to Christmas there are numerous carol services, most of which include refreshments, and then on Christmas Day a number of family services and a full Christmas Lunch - these are summarised below and Hope Into Action ask that these details are passed onto as many as possible who need to know where they can get a big welcome, food and fellowship.

St Francis Church (100 Rider Haggard Road, Norwich NR7 9UQ)

  • Community Christmas meal- by referral. December 18


St Margaret's Church (Church Street, Old Catton, Norwich, NR6 7DN)

  • Coffee, Chat and Company- Friday’s 9am-11am. Good quality coffee without charge. Donations appreciated.
  • Knit and Natter- 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. 2pm-4pm. Free
  • All Age Nativity Play and Carols- December 20, 10am with refreshments.
  • Carols by Candlelight- December 20, 6.30pm with refreshments.
  • Regular service times: Sundays 8am and 10am. Wednesdays 10am.


St Stephen’s Church (Rampant Horse Street, Norwich NR2 1QP)                                                                         

  • Christmas day celebration - December 25, 10am.


Norwich Vineyard (Thorpe St Andrew High, Laundry Lane NR7 0XS)

  • Carols by Christmas Light - December 13 at 4.30pm.
  • Christmas Reflection - December 20 at 10.30am.


Witard Road Baptist Church  (Witard Road, Norwich NR7 9XD) 

  • Carol Service - December 20. 4pm.
  • Reflective Communion Service - December 24, 7pm.
  • All Age Christmas Celebration - December 25, 10.30am.                                      


St Elizabeth’s, the Beacon (Cadge Road, North Earlham, NR5 8DG )

  • Family Service - December 13, 11am-12.30pm
  • Carols & Nativity - December 20,  6-7.30pm
  • Crib Service - December 24, 5-6pm


The Halls (St Andrew's Plain, NR3 1AU)
Norwich Open Christmas - December 25, 11am-5pm. Open Christmas is for anyone who is alone or homeless on Christmas Day. Norwich Open Christmas is completely free for all those attending. There is no charge for Christmas Lunch or Christmas Tea.

There is also a meal provided by St Augustine’s Church on Monday December 28 and a dog groomer will be available on Castle Meadow on Thursday December 17 for homeless people who own dogs in need of a bit of a pampering!

For more details please contact Hope Into Action by email at info@hopeintoaction.org.uk or by phone on 01603 927271

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