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Wednesday 06 December / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Paul Ellis showcasing a wide variety of music.
Wednesday 06 December / Christmas at Covent Garden Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 2pm & 8pm. Arts Society talk by Sarah Lenton. £5. 01935 474626 www.theartssocietysherborne.org.uk
Thursday 07 December / Looking Back At Lord Digby’s School Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 2:30pm. Talk & material relating to the story of this historic building. Further details from Sherborne Museum. 01935 812252 www.sherbornemuseum.co.uk
Friday 08 December / Recital for Christmas Tree Festival Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 1:45pm. Free student recital. 01935 810518
Saturday 09 December / Sherborne Hand-made Craft Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT3 9AA. 10:30am-3:30pm. A good chance to get those early Christmas presents! These traders only sell hand-made goods, made by themselves. 01963 34696
Sunday 10 December / Christingle Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 5pm.
Monday 11 December / The Abbey’s Gift To The Town’ Concert Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 7:30pm. Christmas concert for all to attend.
Tuesday 12 December / Sherborne Historical Society Talk: Claret Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne. 8pm. The history of the English love affair with Bordeaux wine, by David Copp. www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk
Tuesday 12 December / Organ Recital Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 1pm. Free 40 minute recital by Simon Clarkson featuring a wide variety of music.
Wednesday 13 December / Viceroy’s House presented by Dorset Moviola in association with ArtsLink Flicks. Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson. Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, is tasked with overseeing British India’s transition to independence but meets with conflict as as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. Rated 12A. Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Tickets £6.00 from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Thursday 14 December / Carols Service for Visiting Steam train Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm.
Friday 15 December /Auction of Medals, Militaria, Coins, Stamps and Collector’s Items Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne. 9am-5pm. Catalogue online. See website/call for details. 01935 812277 www.charterhouse-auction.com
Saturday 16 December/ Shoppers’ Carols Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Just turn up and join in.
Saturday 16 December /Chasty Cottage Antiques Fair Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. Up to 35 stands, homemade food and refreshments at coffee shop within the fair. Entrance £1, opening 8:30am (trade) 9:30am (public) to 4pm. 01963 370986
Saturday 16 December / Christmas Sing-along Sherborne Town Band featuring Sherborne Youth Band. Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Tickets available from Sherborne TIC, via the website or on the door.
Sunday 17 December / Sherborne Abbey Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm. All welcome.
Sunday 17 – Monday 18 December / Dick Whittington presented by Sherborne Amateur Pantomime Society. Digby Hall, Sherborne DT9 3AA Performances: Sunday, 6.30pm. Monday : 2.30pm and 6.30pm. See poster for more information.
Sunday 24 December / Christmas Eve Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 3pm: Blessing of the Crib & Lighting of the Tree, 5pm: Blessing of the Crib & Lighting of the Tree, 11:30pm: The First Eucharist of Christmas.
Monday 25 December / Christmas Day Services Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ. 8am: Said Holy Communion BCP, 9:30am: Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day, 11:15am: Festal Mattins.
Monday 25 December / Christmas Lunch Sherborne Churches Together host a Christmas Day Lunch for those on their own at Christmas. If you or someone you know would like to join us, or volunteer to help out, please contact the Parish Office on 01935 812452
Saturday 30 December / PBFA Book Fair Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL. 10am-4pm. Entry £1. 01935 850210 www.pbfa.org
Monday 01 January/ New Year’s Day Walk From Sherborne Abbey porch. 2pm. Walk off the Seasonal indulgences and explore Sherborne’s History North of the Abbey with Blue Badge Guide Cindy. No need to book, just turn up! £5. www.sherbornewalks.co.uk
Saturday 6 January / Epiphany Party Live Band : The Drovers. Doors Open 7.00pm. Carriages 11.00pm. Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Tickets £12.50 (includes hot supper and a glass of wine). Tickets from Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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