Christmas Candlelight Service

Join us for our annual Christmas candlelight service, one of Hingham’s longest running and best loved holiday events, on Sunday, December 17, 2023. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. in our historic 1806 meeting house at 1 Lincoln Street in Hingham Square.

This year’s edition of the holiday tradition features faculty and student singers and musicians from the South Shore Conservatory of Music, plus special guest organist David Baharian, oboist Chris Robins, and Patti Yee on bassoon.

The Conservatory’s Mijin Choi will provide piano accompaniment for seasonal offerings by faculty vocalists Kate Schembri, Paige Taylor and Jennifer Pearl. The service will also include traditional Christmas carols sung by the congregation.

Unwrapped gifts of toiletries, books, stationery, and other personal items will be collected at the service for the residents of Father Bill’s & Mainspring shelters. Collection boxes are available in the vestibule as you enter the church. Food donations for the Hingham Food Pantry will also be collected.

Following the service, all are invited to attend the traditional Wassail bowl reception held in the Ruth Curry Parlor at the back of the church.