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Hft's Coming of Christmas at Dorchester Abbey
Hft's Coming of Christmas at Dorchester Abbey

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Hft's Coming of Christmas at Dorchester Abbey

Date Location Type
07/12/17 - 07/12/17 South East England Christmas events
Hft's Coming of Christmas at Dorchester Abbey

Join us in the historic Dorchester Abbey for this much loved festive event. The beautiful Abbey will be bathed in the glow of over 1,000 tea lights, as we enjoy festive music performed by the superb Choir of New College Oxford - conducted by Paul Brough - and some wonderful readings. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the Abbey after the concert.

This year we are delighted to announce that our readers will be actress Juliet Stevenson, CBE* and actor Michael Pennington*. We are very pleased to welcome them both back to this celebratory event.

Juliet is best known for her leading role in 1991 film Truly, Madly, Deeply and her roles in Emma, Bend It Like Beckham and Mona Lisa Smile. Recent and upcoming theatre appearances include Mary Stuart, Hamlet and Wings. Michael has played most of the major Shakespeare roles for the RSC and for his own English Shakespeare Company. His TV and film credits include Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, State of Play and Waking the Dead.

All proceeds from the event be split between Hft South Oxfordshire & Bedfordshire and Hft North Oxfordshire & Vale, and will support important projects like our Bytes Catering Course at our service in Milton Heights, Oxfordshire. This course provides individually designed training, in 'bite size' modules, to enable people with learning disabilities to receive recognised qualifications and work experience in catering and hospitality.

Booking Information:

Tickets cost £23 including the event programme and festive refreshments. Please note that a £1.25 admin charge will apply to all tickets booked by phone or post.


Phone: 0117 906 1767. 

Post:      Please send a cheque (payable to HF Trust), along with your full name and contact details, to:

Coming of Christmas, Hft, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead,  Bristol,  BS1 2NT.

We highly recommend buying tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Feeling Festive? Spread some Christmas cheer by organising your own Coming of Christmas event to raise funds for Hft. Request your free pack by emailing!

For further information about this event, please contact Jodi on 07775 701 902 or email

*work commitments permitting.
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Contact name: Jodi Harford
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