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What’s on at St Francis


These are some of the key annual events which take place at St Francis. For information on regular events and an explanation of what they are, please see activities For All, under Get Involved. In addition, for the latest news on what is on when, please check our on line calendar. If you would like to know more about events which have already taken place, check out our Facebook page with photos, feedback and comments.


80th Anniversary

2015 was the 80 years of the consecration of St Francis church


All about the 80th Anniversary.


Christmas Tree Festival

Second weekend of Advent (normally falling on the 1st weekend of December)


The largest event in the year, enjoyed by some 1,500 visitors, raises funds for St Francis and the 1st Welwyn Garden City Scouts. Local business, schools and charities participate exhibiting their own trees and the whole community gets together in a range of activities, including viewing the trees, participating in the games and tombola, enjoying refreshments or even visiting Santa in his Grotto at St Francis.



Summer Fete

Third weekend in June


Come sun or rain, the summer fete takes place in the gardens of St Francis every year in June. It is our annual date to bring together all the usual suspects: barbequed food, cakes and teas outside, inflatable castle, raffle, second hand sale.


Lent Lunch

First Sunday  of Lent


A chance for fellowship and eating together during Lent. Often a speaker from the charity we have chosen to support during Lent will join us to share information about the work of this charity. Fundraising for our Lent Charity of the year.


Christian Aid Quiz Night

Christian Aid Week, May


A quiz night with supper. An annual fundraising event for this well known charity.


Last Night of the Proms


A hugely enjoyable event with all the normal trimmings of a Last Night of the Proms concert (hats, party poppers ...), led by the Herts Concert Band. Fundraising event to support St Francis


Harvest Lunch

1st Weekend October


A bring and share lunch to celebrate Harvest raising funds for the chosen charity.