Candlelit Christmas Treat - Stanstead Abbotts

St James' Church, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire
9th December 2017
19:30 - 20.30
£15.00 admission, available online on
St James' Church, Stanstead Abbotts
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A unique evening of poems, music and mince pies all in the evocative candlelit setting of St James’ Church

Directed by international director Mike Ashman and again with musical contributions by Globe Theatre musical director Jon Banks, the evening promises – like last year’s performance of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – to be a night to remember. A heart-warming and evocative beginning to the Christmas season.

Poems which span the centuries

Our selection of poems includes work from the anonymous writers of such classic works as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Winter Wakeneth al my Care. It will encompass great names like Shelley and Hardy. And of course it will include the work of such poets as Robert Frost, Joseph Brodsky and Eleanor Farjeon.

And it will also include wonderful music which, at St James’, creates a truly haunting atmosphere. As well as incidental music from Jon Banks, the audience will also join in with such evocative carols as In the Deep Midwinter and the Coventry Carol.

Book early to avoid disappointment - tickets WILL sell out!

It will truly be a wonderful start to your festive season. But please do be quick. Last year’s event sold out very quickly indeed so to be sure of your seat, please do book now to avoid disappointment – visit and type “Winter Poems by Candlelight” in the search box to book your places.

To find out more about St James’ church, please visit

South East Office
01223 324442

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