Sun 24 Dec – Saxon Square

Today’s surprise performer
at 2pm in the Square:

Christchurch U3A Vintage Brass Band

Oyez! Oyez! Day 24, Christmas Eve.

Adam Coshan the Town Crier opened proceedings with a perfect welcome proclamation. This afternoon was the culmination of the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar. Despite a very blustery Saxon Square, a good number gathered.

MC Peter Boardman of Christchurch Rotary introduced the Mayor Vivian Charrett who congratulated everyone involved in the organisation of the Calendar. Rotarian Brian Clarke then gave a brief overview of way in which Christchurch Rotary helps local charities and groups with the money raised.
With the help of today’s performers Christchurch Vintage Brass everyone, young and old, joined in to sing some well known Carols. Everyone also enjoyed some delicious chocolate cake generously provided by Lemon Garden.

U3A Vintage Brass Band at CLAC 2023
Town Crier officially closing the 2023 Christchurch Living Advent Calendar event:
audience in saxon Square for CLAC 2023
The Saxon Square audience join in with ‘A Partridge in a Pear Tree’
Brass band
Mayor & dog picks the raffle

Town Mayor Vivian Charrett (and her beautiful dog Millie) then drew the raffle and the event concluded with a thank you to everyone involved in CLAC 2023 – Kelvin and Pippa Medley-Jones of the Primrose Trust the principal sponsors, Jan Banks the chief organiser and her team of Rotarians and partners.

Some of the CLAC Team 2023
Members of the CLAC Organising Team with CLAC lead Jan Banks

Thanks to everyone who has attended events this year and helped raise money towards so many deserving charities. We hope to see you all next year for another Christchurch Living Advent Calendar.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Raising money for:

Charities supported by Rotary Partners

Kindly sponsored by:

Anonymous Sponsor

Our venue today:

Saxon Square

Saxon Square
Refreshments provided by:

Lemon Garden Cakes

Lemon Garden cake shop
More about 24th December’s surprise performers:

Christchurch U3A Vintage Band

We are a brass band within Christchurch u3a. We play a variety of styles from traditional brass band classics to big band-style swing and we give performances throughout the year, often raising funds for local charities.

Our programme included familiar carols and popular Christmas songs and music, all especially arranged for brass.


Vintage Brass on Facebook

Fri 22 Dec – The Red House Museum

Tonight’s surprise performer:

The Lockdown Band


Tonight was the 22nd performance in the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar for 2023 In The Red House Museum. Our charity was Friends of the Red House Museum. The performers were The Lockdown Band performing their ‘Caroloke’ encouraging audience participation.

Despite a cold windy night they gave a large crowd a great number of traditional carols and song sheets so we could join in the fun. The Red House Museum provided hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pies.

Rufus from the Lockdown Band performed ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’, Lorna led the crowd singing their own ‘solstice’ song to celebrate this the shortest day of the year, and the lively audience joined in as the band played upbeat renditions of O Come All Ye Faithful, The Twelve Days of Christmas, plus other carols.

Red House Museum Friend explaining their work
Carolyn Guest of the Friends of the Red House Museum explaining their work
Lockdown Band performing in antlers for CLAC 2023
‘I Saw Three Ships’
Audience enjoying Jingle Bells
The Lockdown Band singing for CLAC 2023
Laura Bullivant organising for the Red House Museum
Rufus solo

Following the very enjoyable singing the charity was handed a cheque for £1,000 from Peter Watson -Lee of the Christchurch Charitable Trust,the sponsors for the evening. The raffle was drawn and the prizes distributed. The MC thanked everyone for her to make the evening a great success. Join us tomorrow at The Olde George Inn.

Friends of The Red House Museum accepting the cheque from the sponsor The Christchurch Charitable Trust

Raising money for:

Friends of the Red House Museum

Friends of the Red House Museum logo

The Friends of the Red House Museum was established in 1951 by a group of people who wanted to play an active part in the life of their museum. We play a vital role in raising funds for The Red House Museum, to support the ongoing care of the museum’s historic gardens and the enrichment to people’s lives through access to the local heritage. Over the years interest in the Friends has grown and it has become a vibrant organisation. The Friends also play an essential part in the Red House Museum by volunteering to work in the garden and in other areas of the museum, such as documentation, transcribing and oral history recording.

Thank you to tonight’s Venue:

The Red House Museum

Red House Museum
Kindly sponsored by:

The Christchurch Charitable Trust

Christchurch Charitable Trust logo

The Red House Museum is a welcoming community museum in the heart of Christchurch. Operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust, this charming Georgian building was built as a workhouse in 1764, and is now filled with a rich variety of displays. The museum also has a varied programme of workshops, events and exhibitions, with something for all ages. We also work hard to create opportunities designed to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, including wellness activities and a programme of activities for people with dementia and carers.n our communities.

More about tonight’s performers:

The Lockdown Band

The Lockdown Band are a family of four who live on a suburban street in Christchurch, Dorset, in a smallish three bed semi with a ramshackle number of sheds, and a house FULL of instruments.

In 2020 over various lockdowns we had over 100,000 social media views of our Silly Songs for Serious Times cover songs, and in December performed doorstep CAROLOKE sessions – singalong Christmas carols for our neighbourhood.

Instagram: @gobbledegooktheatre / @rufusrusic

The Lockdown Band on Blogspot

Sat 23 Dec – Ye Olde George Inn

Tonight’s surprise performer:

Sarah Harris

Tonight was day 23 of the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar at Ye Olde George Inn. Jamie and his team were generous hosts as always providing delicious mince pies and hot chocolate. MC Peter Boardman of Christchurch Rotary introduced Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as the charity for the evening and those attending dug deep for this worthy cause.

There was a good crowd in attendance for vocalist Sarah Harris who entertained superbly with a mix of numbers, many for people to sing along to.

Sarah Harris singing for CLAC 2023 at YOGI
Sarah Harris singing ‘It’s not Unusual’
Crowd at Ye Olde George Inn
Sarah Harris
Rotary volunteers

Peter Boardman presented a cheque to David McDonald (a trustee for Lewis-Manning) for £500 on behalf of the evening’s sponsors – United Taxis. Peter then thanked everyone for their support including the Primrose Trust, United Taxis and the CLAC team.
Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve so the final event for this year will be in Saxon Square at 2.00pm, join us there!

Peter Boardman presenting a cheque to David McDonald (a trustee for Lewis-Manning) for £500 on behalf of the evening’s sponsors - United Taxi
Peter Boardman of Christchurch Rotary presenting a cheque to David McDonald (a trustee for Lewis-Manning) for £500 on behalf of the evening’s sponsors - United Taxi

Raising money for:

Lewis Manning

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 28 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck, East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home. These include: Day hospice, Creative arts & wellbeing support, Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients, Better breathing clinic, Family bereavement & support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area. To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist. Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

Thank you to tonight’s Venue & Refreshment Provider:
christmas exterior of Ye Olde George Inn Christchurch

Ye Olde George Inn

Located in the heart of Christchurch, the oldest pub in town with six centuries of history.

Kindly sponsored by:

United Taxis

United Taxis logo
More about tonight’s performer:

Sarah Harris

Vocalist – genres: Jazz, Swing, Latin, Soul, Motown, Funk, Disco, Rhythm and Blues and Pop.


YouTube Channel


Sarah Harris - Vocalist

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Join us at 2pm on Dec 24th in Saxon Square for the final event of CLAC 2023

Thur 21 Dec – The Thomas Tripp

Tonight’s surprise performer:

Susie Kimber & Ian Close

Susie Kimber at The Thomas Tripp CLAC 2023

A buzzing Thomas Tripp hosted the 21st event of the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar.
Susie Kimber, accompanied by saxophonist Ian Close, entertained the packed bar with a popular mix of upbeat numbers including some Queen, Billy Ocean, ABBA and Lionel Richie to name a few. Popular Christmas songs were also included. She had her audience bopping, clapping and singing along.

Susie Kimber
introducing the event
Ian Close, saxophonist

Joint sponsors for the evening, Gervis Accountants and the Primrose Trust, presented Sue from Christchurch Cancer Research with a cheque for £500. All money donated goes to the research centre in Southampton.

MC Peter Boardman thanked everyone for supporting the evening, The Primrose Trust as the events’ main sponsors and Rotarian Jan Banks and the CLAC team for organising.
Tomorrow’s event will be at the Red House Museum – see you all there!

Raising money for:

Christchurch Cancer Research

You can be confident that all money raised by Cancer Research UK will be spent wisely as 80p out of every £1 donated goes directly towards the life-saving work of preventing and curing all cancers.  The remaining 20p is reinvested in fundraising where we get back £4 for every £1 we spend.  With over 200 different types of cancer the research to find successful outcomes for people with cancer is vital.  Compared with 40 years ago, cancer survival rates have doubled, and our work has been at the heart of that progress.
For 2022 and 2023 Christchurch Fundraising Group have nominated our Regional Research Centre in Southampton to receive all money donated through our fundraising. Find out more at:
Your support is helping us raise lifesaving funds to beat cancer.  Thank you.

Join us at tonight’s Venue:

The Thomas Tripp

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch

At the Thomas Tripp we believe wholeheartedly in the vitality that a traditional local pub brings to the community and we welcome you to join in; take in our smuggling history, enjoy our beers, ales and fine wines, sample our freshly prepared food.

Being Christchurch’s main live music venue you can come and enjoy a boogie or sing along on our live music nights, all our gigs can be found on our website.

Voted ‘Best Pub/Bar of the Year’ in the BH area by BH Stars
along with an award for ‘Best Sunday Roast’

Kindly sponsored by:

Gervis Accountants

Business advisors and accountants in Christchurch, Dorset. Gervis handles finances and accountancy for self-employed individuals through to large public organisations.

Gervis also provides employment law, wills & probate services to Dorset & Hampshire clients, covering the South of the UK.


The Primrose Trust

More about tonight’s surprise performer:

Susie Kimber

Known for her captivating smooth voice, Susie Kimber is a soulful female singer-songwriter. Susie released her debut original single earlier this year to much acclaim and extensive radio play both locally and nationally, and regularly performs live at stunning venues across the South Coast.

Susie performed some beautiful Christmas songs mixed with some Smooth Jazz & Soul Classics from the Greats of Yesteryear.


Susie Kimber on Facebook

Susie’s YouTube Channel

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Join us at The Red House Museum

Fri 15 Dec – Somerford ARC

Tonight’s surprise performer:

Christchurch & District Band

Anne from Rotary introducing the evening
Christchurch and District Band

We are at Day 15 of the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar already and this evening we were hosted by Somerford ARC. Rotarian Anne Cooke was MC for the evening and began by welcoming everyone and introducing Paul Hilliard from ARC who told us about the work and activities that happens there.

Our musicians for the evening were The Christchurch and District Band who performed an excellent Christmas Concert with a mixture of modern tunes and traditional Christmas carols which had us all singing along.

Band leader
Hoburne Dental Care, tonight's sponsor, giving their cheque to ARC

Peter Willy from the sponsors for the evening, Hoburne Dental Care, presented a cheque for £500 to Somerford ARC and in addition ARC ran a raffle with some lovely prizes. Anne thanked Somerford ARC for hosting the evening and providing refreshments, the band for a very entertaining performance and also the evening sponsors, Hoburne Dental Care.

Thanks were also given to The Primrose Trust who are the prime sponsors of CLAC and also to the team from Christchurch Rotary Club, especially Jan Banks, chairman of CLAC. The venue for day 16 will be The Red House Museum at 6pm.

Raising money for:

Somerford ARC

Somerford ARC is a community centre that aims to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being and quality of life of people in the Christchurch area, especially the residents of Somerford.

Our greatest aspiration is to cultivate community spirit and bring our residents together. We pride ourselves in providing support and giving our community a voice.
With a strong network of Trustees, Staff and Volunteers, between us we are continuously working to expand our services to improve our environment and to keep us at the heart of the Community. We are a universal point of access for residents of Somerford and wider Christchurch, we respond to a range of issues and opportunities, so it is vital that we are up to date and understand any changes in our local town and the impacts these may have within the community.

Tonight’s Venue:

Somerford ARC

Somerford ARC building
Kindly sponsored by:

Hoburne Dental Practice

Hoburne Dental Practice has been delivering private dental care for over 20 years and has been established in Christchurch for over 60 years. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality, long lasting dental care for all the family at affordable prices. As you would expect from a family practice we offer a full range of dental treatments including cosmetic dentistry. Hoburne is a small practice which allows us to create a caring environment tailored to your needs. Our staff pay particular attention to detail in all aspects of dental care from the moment you contact us.

More about 15th December’s surprise performer:

Christchurch & District Band

A fun, friendly band with a wide range of music from classics to toe tappers.

The Christchurch and District Concert Band are a community based, Not for Profit Organization, promoting the enjoyment of music through learning, performing and audience involvement.

For more info please visit our Facebook page >

Christchurch & District Band

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Join us at the Red House Museum tomorrow evening!

Fri 1 Dec – Saxon Square

Tonight’s surprise performer:

Rock Choir

Rock Choir

Tonight saw the opening of the third annual Christchurch Living Advent Calendar (CLAC) in Saxon Square. The event was announced by Town Crier Adam Coshan, then Rotarian President, Peter Boardman, introduced the Mayor, Cllr Vivienne Charrett, who formally opened the 24 day event.

Although a bitterly cold evening, several hundred people turned out to listen to the 130 strong Rock Choir who performed an eclectic mix of popular music and carols from artists including Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Fleetwood Mac, Robbie Williams, Stevie Wonder and Guns and Roses.

Rock Choir 1 Dec
Christchurch Town Crier at CLAC 2023 launch event 1 Dec

Raising money for:

Dorset Children’s Foundation


Money tonight was being raised for the Dorset Children’s Foundation. Raffle prizes included 6 tickets to the Hurn Rugby 7s, a hamper, tickets to The Regent and chocolates. 

The proceedings were closed by Rotarian Mike Wood and a cheque for £500, from a private sponsor, was presented toAdrienne Cole (DCF) by Jan Banks, Rotarian and Chair of the CLAC Organising Committee. 

Waitrose generously provided mince pies

Even though so cold, the crowd really enjoyed the performance and sung along with the Rock Choir. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable evening and a wonderful start to CLAC 2023.

Rock Choir
Dorset Children's Foundation receiving their CLAC cheque from Jan Banks, organiser of the Dec 2023 event
Great turnout to the first night's event
CLAC 1 Dec attendees

The Dorset Children’s Foundation is an independent local charity dedicated to improving the lives of disabled children living within our community. We provide mobility equipment, therapies and medical expenses not provided by The NHS. 100% of all donations go to a disabled child, with nothing taken out for admin or wages.

Dorset Children’s Foundation website

Tonight’s Venue:
Saxon Square

Saxon Square

Courtyard setting in the centre of Christchurch surrounded by a selection of local retailers and big brands. Stay local – shop Saxon Square.

Kindly sponsored by:

Thank you to our anonymous sponsor for this event

Refreshments provided by:


1st December’s surprise performers:

Bournemouth Carnival Band

We are Bournemouth Carnival Band! We are friendly, welcoming and inclusive. You can meet new friends, learn an instrument, help entertain the public and raise money for charity. 

Bournemouth Carnival Band on Facebook

Bournemouth Carnival Band
More about tonight’s performers

Rock Choir

Rock Choir on Facebook

Rock Choir Christmas logo

Thur 7 Dec – The Thomas Tripp

Tonight’s surprise performer:

Blue Tides

Our charity this evening, Room To Reward, featured on Day 7 of this year’s Advent calendar, wonderfully supported by the 8 piece band ‘Blue Tides‘. Jan Banks, CLAC President, presented Room To Reward with a cheque for £500 from tonights sponsors SureTech It and The Primrose Charitable Trust. A big thank you to The Thomas Tripp and their patrons for hosting this evening’s event.

Blue Tides at The Thomas Tripp for CLAC 2023
Blue Tides
Room to Reward charity volunteers
Rotary Club of Christchurch volunteers at The Thomas Tripp Decembre 2023

Raising money for:

Room to Reward

Room to Reward is a unique charity created to give something back and say ‘thank you’ to volunteers who give up their time and make a difference to those in need. Up and down the country, there are so many people helping, caring and loving others. Our simple initiative takes a wasted asset and uses it to recognise these Hidden Heroes.

Room to Reward partners with hotels across the U.K who donate their anticipated unsold rooms. Charities and community groups then nominate their Hidden Heroes for a well-earned short break. Over 750 hotels throughout the U.K. have joined the initiative. Collectively, they have donated in excess of £750,000 worth of breaks in unsold rooms to more than 2000 inspirational volunteers from over 750 charities and community groups.

Together, we’re making a little bit of a difference to those who make a difference to others.

Tonight’s Venue & Refreshment Provider:

The Thomas Tripp

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch

At the Thomas Tripp we believe wholeheartedly in the vitality that a traditional local pub brings to the community and we welcome you to join in; take in our smuggling history, enjoy our beers, ales and fine wines, sample our freshly prepared food.

Being Christchurch’s main live music venue you can come and enjoy a boogie or sing along on our live music nights, all our gigs can be found on our website.

Voted ‘Best Pub/Bar of the Year’ in the BH area by BH Stars
along with an award for ‘Best Sunday Roast’

Kindly sponsored by:

Suretech IT

Suretech IT logo

Suretech IT is a friendly, professional and experienced company which has proudly served Dorset Businesses for over 15 years, we value any size of business whether you are an individual working from home or operating a large office network but cannot justify the expense of an in-house IT Department. >


The Primrose Trust

The Primrose Trust logo
7th December’s surprise performers:

Blue Tides

We are an 8 piece band based in the Dorset/Hampshire area. We were first established in 2002 when our guitarist and arranger Stephen Godsall got together with our drummer Anthony Climpson.

Our sound is a luminous combination of flute, saxophone, brass, guitar,bass and drums.

With three distinctive vocalists we play songs from the Great American and British Songbooks plus exciting original arrangements.

We are available for hire for any occasion!

Wed 6 Dec – The Regent

Tonight’s surprise performer:

Paul Walker Sings

Paul Walker Sings
Cheque presented to Regents Centre charity

A fun night with the lively Paul Walker at The Regent marked the 6th evening of the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar. 

Paul entertained the crowd with classics old and new, interspersed with witty repartee and some good dance moves. The performance area was beautifully decorated and The Regent provided mulled wine, tea, coffee and mince pies.

Rotary Club volunteers at The Regent for CLAC 2023
Paul Walker singing at The Regent as part of CLAC 2023

The sponsor for the evening was Keith Motors, our local Ford dealer, who in addition to the £500 sponsor money, also provided a free MOT as one of the raffle prizes. 

Raising money for:

The Regent

We aim to provide a professionally run venue for the performance of theatre, music and film. To act as the cultural centre for Christchurch and the surrounding areas. To ensure that visitors to the Regent Centre enjoy the very best customer experience. To encourage and maintain the opportunity for volunteers to support the arts. To develop public access to the performing arts by an appropriate marketing strategy. To enable the development and expansion of the venue by fund­‐raising and grant applications. Establishing and maintaining a Cinema Museum. Showcasing; the history of cinema, projection equipment, film & retail ephemera, and individual cinemas from Dorset and the surrounding area.

Tonight’s Venue:

The Regent

Regent Centre in Christchurch

The Regent provides a professionally run venue for the performance of theatre, music and film for Christchurch and surrounding areas. The development and expansion of the venue is achieved by fund raising and grant applications.

Kindly sponsored by:

Keith Motors


More about December 6th’s surprise performer

Paul Walker Sings

Bringing you the smooth sounds from the cool days of Swing.

The journey of Paul’s love of great sounds and rhythms came originally from dance over 20 years ago.

Learning and developing swing moves he grew as a accomplished dancer, achieving UK Finalist and qualifying as a respected and motivational instructor.

But Paul’s first love was always what made the dance floors and rooms come alive ‘The Music’.

Singing tracks from stars of today and legends of smooth swing and class such as Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and many more…

Paul Walker Sings

Tue 5 Dec – Christchurch Library

Tonight’s surprise performer:

Sounds Like Fun Choir

Sounds Like Fun Choir at Christchurch Library for CLAC 2023

Day 5 of our Advent Calendar, raising money for Parkinson’s Disease, was held in Christchurch Library. We were made so welcome by the library team and volunteers. The venue was superb and they kindly provided refreshments, tea, coffee, mince pies and chocolate biscuits!

Jane Lewis and her fabulous choir “Sounds Like Fun” lived up to their name. The music was joyful, festive and fun with a rich variety of compositions from Joy to the World to a jazzy Jingle Bells.

The raffle prizes were kindly donated by Nusara Thai, Pizza Baracca and Stewart’s Garden Centre.


Watch the choir singing ‘Joy to the World’:

CLAC attendees at Library event
Sounds Like Fun Choir

The cheque for £500 was presented to Jim Oates by Rotary President Peter Boardman.

Announcing the event
Welcoming library staff and audience
Parkinsons Charity Team for CLAC event

Raising Money for:

Christchurch and District Branch of Parkinson’s UK

The Christchurch Branch of Parkinson’s UK came into being over forty years ago. We meet on the 4th Monday of each month and provide a full social program throughout the year with a guest speaker, tea and cake and social interaction. We have an Outing, a Summer party, and a Christmas Lunch and 4 Holidays have been enjoyed. We also provide weekly Tai Chi classes whom our members say are very beneficial.

Tonight’s Venue:

Christchurch Library

interior of Christchurch Library
Kindly sponsored by:

Anonymous Sponsor

Christchurch Library is right in the heart of Christchurch. The building now houses a BCP Council Hub, a Skills and Learning classroom and CAB offices as well as hundreds of books!
Membership of the Library is completely FREE!
We offer computer access for all, as well as access to online magazines, newspapers, e-books and e-audiobooks – all free with your membership card. We offer weekly Wriggle and Rhyme and Story Time Tribe sessions – again all free, as well as treasure hunts and craft activities throughout the holiday periods.
We also offer a free Home Delivery Service for our housebound readers and theircarers supported by the RVS.
We run crafty sessions for adults, a Reminiscence Group, Knit and Natter, Board Fridays, Chatterbooks, Family Code Club and a Lego club for all ages, every Saturday.
Every October we hold a Fun Palace event which is fun for all the family and completely free.
Reading and Writing Groups meet regularly both in the Library other venues with books supplied by the Library Service.
The Friends of Christchurch and Highcliffe Libraries also run events in both Libraries, raising much needed funds for all our added extras!

5th December’s surprise performer:

Sounds Like Fun Choir

Hello everyone! This is the page for our women’s choir, ‘Sounds like Fun!’ in Southbourne, Bournemouth.
We are a friendly, sociable, ladies choir meeting on a Tuesday evening from 7.30 – 9.00pm at Immanuel Church Southbourne – but no we are not a church choir!

Sounds Like Fun Choir Facebook page

Sat 2 Dec – Priory North Porch

Tonight’s surprise performer

Bournemouth Male Voice Choir

Tonight’s event took place in the North Porch of the Priory, made atmospheric with subtle pale blue lights swirling across the ceiling. The acoustics were excellent and the choir sang an eclectic mix of classical and more modern pieces interspersed with traditional Christmas carols.

Bournemouth Male Voice Choir 2 Dec 2023 for CLAC
Audience in The Priory Christchurch for Bournemouth Male Voice Choir CLAC performance

Raising money for:

Julia’s House

A cheque for £1,000 was presented by Peter Watson-Lee , of the Christchurch Charitable Trust, to Julia’s House charity. Delicious homemade brownies were provided by Big Wigs bakery. The charity provided raffle prizes which included a  glamping  weekend and afternoon tea for 2 at The Bear of Burton.

Peter Watson-Lee , of the Christchurch Charitable Trust, awarding the £1000 cheque to Julia’s House charity.
Audience for 2 Dec CLAC performance in The North Porch of The Priory
Julia's House charity banner

Julia’s House is not a typical children’s hospice. We provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at our hospices.

Tonight’s Venue:

The Priory, North Porch

There has been a church on the site of Christchurch Priory for over 1300 years, from the first Saxon building to the glorious Priory Church we see today.

Throughout the centuries, the worship of God, through Jesus Christ his Son and inspired by the Holy Spirit, has been at the heart of the Priory’s life and has fuelled its service to the local community. Very rarely has the voice of praise been stilled within these walls: once during the reign of King John, when the country was under Papal censure; once, at least, because of bubonic plague; and recently as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Our prayer and worship continues, but in new ways.

The Priory Church is open for visitors as well as for private prayer. We look forward to welcoming you.

Kindly sponsored by:

Christchurch Charitable Trust

Christchurch Charitable Trust logo
Refreshments provided by:
BigWigs Bakery logo
More about 2nd December’s surprise performers:

Bournemouth Male Voice Choir

“We have an eclectic and varied programme of music to entertain and uplift in these uncertain times.”

Bournemouth Male Voice Choir on Facebook

Bournemouth Male Voice Choir