St John’s Boxmoor: Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

Although Christmas may be slightly different this year to normal, it is certainly not cancelled. There are still Christmas events happening over the festive season in line with government guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone in our community.

On Sunday 20th December at 6:30pm, St John's Church in Boxmoor will be holding a Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols.

They have kindly invited keyworkers from around the Dacorum community to read the lessons, and we are very proud that John Worley will be reading the third lesson.

The service is open to all, but to ensure numbers are kept at a safe level, tickets must be booked in advance. These are free and are available from:


Details of other services being held over Christmas at St Johns can be found at their  web site:

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Christmas Support – Dr Bill Webster

This past year has brought an unexpected twist in all of our lives and, as a result, some joy at Christmas feels like something we all need.

However, when someone you care about dies, your whole world changes.

Your world can look and feel completely different and so, with it, will this Christmas.

For everyone else, it is the season to be jolly; it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

But Christmas might not be the same for you.

In this short article, Grief Journey’s Dr. Bill Webster shares three gifts to help those who have suffered a bereavement, deal with grief over Christmas.

Click the link below to read more.

Funerals at Boxmoor Lodge Hotel

As of 3rd December 2020 Boxmoor Lodge Hotel are planning to carry on holding the humanist funeral ceremonies as well as holding the afternoon tea style wake after the service.

For the wake you will have exclusive use of the restaurant for 2 hours where the bar will be open and the afternoon tea will be served directly to your tables.

They will be offering a fixed price of £600 for a maximum of 30 people (as per government guidelines). Extras such as wine, prosecco etc are available at an extra cost.

They are also able to offer a room rate for any of your guests needing an overnight stay. Please contact them directly for the best rate available to beat any online agent. This price will be inclusive of breakfast and V.A.T.

For any further information please contact Boxmoor Lodge on 01442 230770 or email on Their new website is