Winter Faith events and celebrations

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We’re interested in celebrations from all faiths that are taking place across the borough this winter. If you have a suggestion for an event happening in December, January or February that is not listed here, please contact hadiya.masieh@barnet.gov.uk(External link). To find out more please look at this page too.


Light Up Barnet with Barnet Multi-Faith Forum
5-6pm on Thursday 17 December

The Barnet Multi-Faith Forum are encouraging people of all faiths and none to ‘Light Up Barnet’ by placing a light of hope in the window between 5-6pm on Thursday 17 December (the final day of Chunakah and final week of the Advent). Visit Light Up Barnet for more details.

Menorah Lighting, Chabad Hendon
6pm Thursday 10 December

Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, winter ‘Festival of Lights’, celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. On the first day of Chanukah, light your menorah at home together with Rabbi Fuchs and the Mayor of Barnet from a live broadcast at Hendon Town Hall menorah: https://www.chabadlive.com/events-classes/chanukah-5781/

Online Multi-Faith Chanukah Celebration
6.15-7.15pm Thursday 17 December

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s Chanukkah activities will culminate in a virtual multi-faith Chanukkah celebration with speakers The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Mohamed Keshavjee and Rabbi Sybil Sheridan. All are welcome to join this very special celebration on the eighth night of Chanukkah which will include a virtual tour of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multi-faith-chanukkah-celebration-tickets-130238648303

Online festive fun with Barnet Libraries
Throughout December

Barnet Libraries are hosting a series of online events for all ages, to help keep everyone as safe as possible. From special live events for families with children under five, to homemade decoration and gift tutorials for everyone to take part in, see the full festive events programme for details.

Sticky Rice Cooking with Sasana Ramsi Vihara Buddhist Centre
February – event details TBC


More virtual events to enjoy in Barnet this festive season:

Woodside Park Synagogue young families Zoom Chanukah Candle Lighting - 5pm 13 Dec https://zoom.us/j/5608484654 Zoom ID: 560 848 4654 – for password contact manager@woodsidepark.org.uk

New North London Synagogue – a variety of online Chanukah candle lighting and family friendly events - https://www.mynnls.org.uk/chanukah

Trinity Church Nativity Service - Sunday 13 December – in person and online. Book here: https://trinity.churchsuite.co.uk/events/33benuyv

Finchley Reform Synagogue – Chanukah Drive-In at Allianz Park – Sunday 13 December https://www.frs.org.uk/event/chanukahdrivein

Tribe – Chanukah drive-in – 6pm-6.45pm Sunday 13 December – communal candle lighting. Enjoy live entertainment, music and Chanukah festivities all from your car. Pre-registration essential, NW London location. Email michaeltaylor@tribeuk.com or book at: www.tribeuk.com/chanukahdrivein

Chanukah Parade – let’s light up the night – 5-8pm Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 December. Exact locations TBC. Visit https://www.woodsideparksynagogue.org.uk/chanukah for more information and events.

Chanukah communal zoom lighting – 7.30pm Wednesday 16 December – zoom: https://zoom.us/j/66119757371 Zoom ID: 66119757371 - for password contact manager@woodsidepark.org.uk

St Edward the Confessor online Carol Service - 7pm Friday 18 December: www.bit.ly/videostedwardgg

Trinity Church Carol Service – Sunday 20 December at 6pm – on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iwrN-EYiS_WKxUbOKlkPFw

Christmas carol service – Sunday 20 December – St Mary the Virgin Church, East Barnet https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-carol-service-tickets-127350670283

Midnight mass - online - St Edward the Confessor - 11.30pm on zoom: https://zoom.us/join ID 817 7644 4305 Password 470632

We’re interested in celebrations from all faiths that are taking place across the borough this winter. If you have a suggestion for an event happening in December, January or February that is not listed here, please contact hadiya.masieh@barnet.gov.uk(External link). To find out more please look at this page too.


Light Up Barnet with Barnet Multi-Faith Forum
5-6pm on Thursday 17 December

The Barnet Multi-Faith Forum are encouraging people of all faiths and none to ‘Light Up Barnet’ by placing a light of hope in the window between 5-6pm on Thursday 17 December (the final day of Chunakah and final week of the Advent). Visit Light Up Barnet for more details.

Menorah Lighting, Chabad Hendon
6pm Thursday 10 December

Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, winter ‘Festival of Lights’, celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. On the first day of Chanukah, light your menorah at home together with Rabbi Fuchs and the Mayor of Barnet from a live broadcast at Hendon Town Hall menorah: https://www.chabadlive.com/events-classes/chanukah-5781/

Online Multi-Faith Chanukah Celebration
6.15-7.15pm Thursday 17 December

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s Chanukkah activities will culminate in a virtual multi-faith Chanukkah celebration with speakers The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Mohamed Keshavjee and Rabbi Sybil Sheridan. All are welcome to join this very special celebration on the eighth night of Chanukkah which will include a virtual tour of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multi-faith-chanukkah-celebration-tickets-130238648303

Online festive fun with Barnet Libraries
Throughout December

Barnet Libraries are hosting a series of online events for all ages, to help keep everyone as safe as possible. From special live events for families with children under five, to homemade decoration and gift tutorials for everyone to take part in, see the full festive events programme for details.

Sticky Rice Cooking with Sasana Ramsi Vihara Buddhist Centre
February – event details TBC


More virtual events to enjoy in Barnet this festive season:

Woodside Park Synagogue young families Zoom Chanukah Candle Lighting - 5pm 13 Dec https://zoom.us/j/5608484654 Zoom ID: 560 848 4654 – for password contact manager@woodsidepark.org.uk

New North London Synagogue – a variety of online Chanukah candle lighting and family friendly events - https://www.mynnls.org.uk/chanukah

Trinity Church Nativity Service - Sunday 13 December – in person and online. Book here: https://trinity.churchsuite.co.uk/events/33benuyv

Finchley Reform Synagogue – Chanukah Drive-In at Allianz Park – Sunday 13 December https://www.frs.org.uk/event/chanukahdrivein

Tribe – Chanukah drive-in – 6pm-6.45pm Sunday 13 December – communal candle lighting. Enjoy live entertainment, music and Chanukah festivities all from your car. Pre-registration essential, NW London location. Email michaeltaylor@tribeuk.com or book at: www.tribeuk.com/chanukahdrivein

Chanukah Parade – let’s light up the night – 5-8pm Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 December. Exact locations TBC. Visit https://www.woodsideparksynagogue.org.uk/chanukah for more information and events.

Chanukah communal zoom lighting – 7.30pm Wednesday 16 December – zoom: https://zoom.us/j/66119757371 Zoom ID: 66119757371 - for password contact manager@woodsidepark.org.uk

St Edward the Confessor online Carol Service - 7pm Friday 18 December: www.bit.ly/videostedwardgg

Trinity Church Carol Service – Sunday 20 December at 6pm – on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iwrN-EYiS_WKxUbOKlkPFw

Christmas carol service – Sunday 20 December – St Mary the Virgin Church, East Barnet https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-carol-service-tickets-127350670283

Midnight mass - online - St Edward the Confessor - 11.30pm on zoom: https://zoom.us/join ID 817 7644 4305 Password 470632