Various dates 19 November-10 December: Christmas Wreath Workshops

Join us for our sell-out seasonal Christmas wreath workshops. Have a fun time learning how to create your very own Christmas wreath using seasonal foliage, dried flowers and decorations. All materials included, along with full instructions and support.

Price, including refreshments (glass of mulled wine and mince pie): £45

Dates available:

Sunday 19 November 2-4pm

Saturday 25 November 11am-1pm and 2-4pm

Sunday 26 November 11am-1pm and 2-4pm

Saturday 2 December 2-4pm (at our Christmas craft fair)

Sunday 3 December 11am-1pm and 2-4pm

Friday 8 December 1-3pm

Saturday 9 December 11am-1pm and 2-4pm

Sunday 10 December 11am-1pm and 2-4pm

To book a place please email

Saturday 2 December, 11am-3pm: Christmas Craft Fair

Following the success of last year’s Christmas craft fair, we are throwing open the doors of St Mary’s House once again to cater for all your Christmas shopping needs! A huge range of Christmas gift ideas, local crafts, delicious treats, raffle and tombola. Refreshments will be available – coffee/tea, mince pies, and mulled wine.

Free entry

Saturday 9 December, 7.30pm: St Mary’s Traditional Christmas Cracker


with TERENCE ALLBRIGHT (piano), GILES WHITE (baritone) and ELLIE BLACKSHAW (violin)

Our special celebration of Christmas in words and music with some pleasant surprises chosen from Peter Thorogood’s archive of poetry and prose. Join us in a joyous, reflective, festive programme of songs, carols and seasonal readings.

Susan Jameson and James Bolam have made many stage appearances and been seen in many television drama series, including the BBC’s popular New Tricks from 2003-2013.

Giles White studied music at King’s College, London, and singing at the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2006 became the baritone Lay Clerk in St George’s Chapel Choir, Windsor Castle. As well as choral work, he has performed as a soloist at various royal and state occasions.

Terence Allbright, composer and pianist, has a long-lasting happy relationship with St Mary’s, as well as with all of this evening’s performers. Some of his early music for radio drama might be familiar to fans of BBC Radio 4 Extra, and he has recorded much of Peter Thorogood’s piano music.

Ellie Blackshaw was trained at the Royal College of Music in the 1980s, and now lives in Brighton, where she is in demand as a chamber musician working with pianists, ensembles, chamber orchestras, etc.

 Tickets £39.50 to include wine and canapes. Book HERE.

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All concerts take place in the elegant Victorian Music Room (pictured below).

the victorian music room with a grand piano, ornate fireplace and bookcases

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