Old Town Nativity Trail


Follow the star...? Why not follow the Old Town Nativity Trail this Christmas? Enjoy a festive, family time exploring Hemel's tinsel-covered Old Town.
Three local places of worship, St Mary's, Carey Baptist and the Quakers invite local children to colour in a Nativity Scene, and to go on a 'treasure hunt' to find stickers. Prizes to be won; Old Town Hall theatre tickets, gift vouchers from Leisure Wheels and House of Elliott, to spend in the High Street

1. A number of shops and businesses along the High Street will be displaying a Nativity poster in the window - see below.

Old Town Nativity Trail 2021 poster





2. Participating shops and businesses are listed below.
3. At each of these shops, children can collect one blank copy of the Nativity scene to colour in, together with particular sticker(s) at each shop. Blank sheet here to download
4. The official launch of the Nativity Trail will take place in St Mary’s Church on Sunday 28th November at 4.00pm
5. Once the picture has been coloured in and all the stickers collected, the artwork can be returned to the Old Town Hall post box (there will also be a special post box in the foyer) before 12 noon on December 23rd to be considered for a prize. REMEMBER to put your name and address on the back.
6. Winners will be announced at a special event at Carey Baptist Church on Thursday 6th January at 4.00 p.m.

Happy Christmas! God bless us, every one!


At the time of printing these include the following (but look out for the poster in the window):
Thanks to the businesses from the Old Town High Street and the Old Town end of the Marlowes for their participation.
With our thanks also to HOTTA, The Old Town Hall and Dacorum Borough Council for their support

(listed alphabetically)

  • Artichoke
  • Day 1 Convenience Store
  • F&R Boutique
  • Fifty5
  • Garzotti
  • Hair Male
  • Hive
  • House of Elliott
  • Leisure Wheels
  • Nail Artistry
  • Old Town Coffee & Cake
  • Richard Brown Hair
  • Roosters
  • Shake Tastic
  • Sweet Memory Lane
  • The Tea Tree
  • TopDec


Details of Christmas Services at the sponsoring Old Town places of worship:


Sun 5th Dec – 10.30am Advent Carol Service Sun 12th Dec – 10.30am All Age Christmas Celebration Sun 19th Dec – 10.30am Christmas around the world celebration Sun 25th Dec – 10.30am Christmas Day Family Service
The EPIPHANY – 6th Jan - 4pm Old Town Nativity Trail - Thanksgiving and Prizes
Contact: Colin Cartwright, 01442 256433


Sun 28th Nov – 4.00pm Launch of the Old Town Nativity Trail in St Mary’s Church
Sun 5th Dec – 11am-3pm Old Town Christmas Market
Sun 12th Dec – 2pm Family Drop-in and Christmas Activities
Sun 12th Dec – 3pm Family Christingle Service in aid of the Children’s Society
Sun 19th Dec – 3pm Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Eve
3pm Crib Service – St Paul’s (Solway, Highfield)
8pm 'Earlybird' Midnight Mass – St Paul’s (Solway, Highfield)
11.30pm Midnight Mass – St Mary’s
Christmas Day
9.30am Holy Eucharist - St Mary’s
9.30am Carols for Christmas - St Paul’s (Solway, Highfield)
More information and details at: stmaryandstpaulhemel.org.uk


Christmas Day Sat 25th – 10.30am Silent Meeting for Worship
Contact: 01442 257058