Sherburn Village Events

Local events held in Sherburn Village will be added to this page.  If you know of any local event and would like to see it on this website, please contact the Parish Clerk for consideration.


As in previous years a Christmas tree will be erected in the village. The lights will be officially switched on at a service to be held on 6th December 2014. This will commence at 3:30pm on the Village Green with the switch on taking place at 4:00pm. There will be Christmas Carols and refreshments in the Community Centre along with Santa Claus.

Remembrance Sunday

The Parish will be holding a service on Remembrance Sunday at the village memorial. At this service two new memorial stones will be officially unveiled commemorating World War 1. Details of the order of proceedings will follow shortly.

World War 1 Commemorations

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. To commemorate this event the Departure of Culture, Media and Sport are putting on a number of nationwide events.

General information about some national events can be found here - First World War Centenary

As part of the wider centenary Sherburn Village is considering a number of events. These will include a special memorial service as well as a number of other events. A committee of the council has been set up to agree the details of these and this page will contain updates throughout the next 4 years of planned events.

Christmas Tree Lighting

The Parish Council wish to thank everyone who attended the lighting of the Christmas tree; we hope everyone enjoyed the event.

The school choir were absolutely fantastic and we would like to thank the head for her outstanding impression of Andre Previn. We would also like to extend our whole hearted thanks to the Houghton Youth Band conducted by our very own Glenis Smith. Despite a problem with our outdoor sound system, which we will rectify for this Christmas, the Reverend Alan Bartlett gave a special message to all and we greatly appreciate his presence at probably the busiest time for him.

Much to our astonishment, the tree remained upright, if not a little dishevelled, throughout the worst gales we have seen for many years. Baubles were found miles away and there are even reports that they had appeared in a garden in Pittington.

We are always trying to improve our service to the community and would appreciate any feedback from residents or visitors as to what we could do to make the event even more special this year.


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