Christmas is Coming

Calm down, calm down, we’re not going to tell you how many shopping days are left before Christmas.  But there are some key dates you might like to note in your diary.

Light Up The Lane – Pitshanger’s premier winter event will take place this year on Sunday 27th November, from 4pm to 8pm.  We’ll bring you further details in due course.

St Barnabas Frost Fair – the regular warm-up act for Light Up The Lane, the frost fair will take place on Friday 25th November from 5.30pm to 9pm.  We’re told the event will be markedly different this year, moving from the hall into the church to make room for more stalls and attractions.  For children there will be a Snow Disco and Fancy Dress Parade, and the entertainment will include performances by Innovation Dance, the Gospel Choir and a Brass Band.  Full details on

Ealing Choral Society – will be performing Bach's Christmas Oratorio on Saturday 19th November at St Barnabas Church.  According to ECS, the oratorio “depicts the birth of Jesus and the first days of his life, concluding with the adoration of the magi. The story is told through plaintive recitatives, contemplative arias, big choruses and rousing chorales”.  Tickets are £17 each (concessions available) from 020 8993 6465 or here, and further details on the ECS site here.