Christmas Carol Singing & Church Services in Essex

Discover the joy of Christmas carol singing and church services in Essex! Join in the festive spirit with a variety of events happening throughout the county. Whether you’re looking to attend traditional carol services, enjoy seasonal music concerts, or experience heartwarming performances by local choirs, there’s something for everyone. Plan your family’s holiday activities and let the enchanting melodies and uplifting atmosphere of these gatherings fill your heart with the spirit of Christmas.

1. Christmas Services 2023, Christ Church Braintree

Sunday 3rd December, 10.30am

Sunday 17th December, 4.00pm

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December, 6.00pm

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December, 11.30pm

Sunday 3rd December: All Age Toy and Parade Service -During this service we will be collecting toys to give to need families around Braintree. If you are able to donate a new, or nearly new, unwrapped gift (or wrapping paper), they would be gratefully received.

Sunday 17th December: Traditional Carol Service

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December: Family Carols – with puppets, drama and fun. Followed by refreshments

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December: Late Night Carols

2. Christmas Carols 2023, Copped Hall, Epping

The Harlow Chorus under Dr Edward Rhys Harry

2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th December 2023

3:00PM – 5:15PM

Price per adult £12.00

Children between 5 and 9 years of age £6.00

2nd December – Writtle Singers 3rd December – Harlow Chorus 9th December – Crofton Singers 10th December – Chingford Ladies Inspirational Choir

3. Carol Concert 2023, Federation of Essex Women’s Institutes, Chelmsford

6th December 2023 2:30pm & 7:30pm

General Admission £5.00

Please come and listen to wonderful choirs in the afternoon and Chelmsford Silver Band in the evening plus seasonal readings and songs and enjoy the delights the City of Chelmsford.

FEWI is delighted to announce our 2023 Carol Concerts in Chelmsford Cathedral at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.  Please ensure you select your preferred time when booking your ticket.  Non-members welcome.

Due to popular demand, local soprano, Nancy May will be returning to perform a selection of festive treats, as will Elmwood Primary School’s KS2 Choir in the afternoon and the Chelmsford Silver Band in the evening. There will be seasonal readings and best of all, a selection of Christmas carols for us all to sing.

Don’t forget to bring some cash for the collection.

4. Carols and Seasonal Readings, St. Martin’s Church, Basildon

16th December 2023


Tickets £15 (free for U16)

Basildon Choral Society is an amateur choir with a repertoire that ranges widely from motets, masses and challenging modern choral works to spirituals, jazz numbers and arrangements of songs from favourite musicals. We have four seasonal concerts and give a variety of additional performances throughout the year at the request of churches, charities and private organisations – either with the full ensemble or the BCS Small Choir.

5. Carol Concert in Colchester, St Leonard-at-the-Hythe Church

21st December 2023


Free Entry – Donations Welcome

Friends of St Leonard-at-the-Hythe welcome all to Christmas Carol Service 21st December 2023 at 7pm. Wrap up warm!

6. Christmas Concert 2023, St Peters Church, Harold Wood

21st December 2023


Tickets: £15 for adults, £6 for children under 11

Celebrate Christmas with Havering Singers and the children’s choir from St. Edwards C of E Primary School. A veritable feast of seasonal music for you to enjoy, including traditional Carols for you to sing along with.

7. Music for Christmas, The Brentwood Centre

21st December 2023


Tickets: £15 for adults, £5 for children

A feast of carols and seasonal music for choirs, audience and orchestra and Chelmsford Ballet Company.

8. A Christmas Carol by Candlelight, Colchester Arts Centre

23rd – 24th December 2023

Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm.

Tickets £10, under 16’s £5.

Hear this wonderful timeless tale in the beautiful surroundings of a Victorian church, with the only illumination provided by candlelight! Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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