CATEGORY: COMMUNITY

Petworth Christmas Lights & Live Window Competition

This event is always on the first Saturday in December.

Petworth Town Council Christmas Lights Event Committee have joined forces with both St Mary’s Church, Petworth and the National Trust at Petworth House to present a spectacular Lantern Procession and Live Nativity to celebrate the switching on of Petworth Christmas Lights every December.

The fun starts at 11am and continues through the day with carol singers in Market Square and an amazing array of stalls and festive food and drink from local providers all day. There is a Santa’s Grotto and lots children’s activities available inside the Leconfield Hall all day.

The Lantern Procession, lead by St Mary’s Church Choir in full robes, will accompany the Holy Family, the Wise Men and the Shepherds complete with the donkey and goats (for sheep!) as they perform a live Nativity along the town’s streets from St Mary’s Church from 5pm. The procession travels down pretty cobbled Lombard Street and into the Market Square where the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on at 6.30pm by Lord Egremont followed by the Live Window Competition prizes and the Petworth Town Band leading us in Carols and music.

If you would like to take part in the Lantern Procession (and we hope lots of you will!) please pop in to the special Courtyard Shop (behind the Christmas Tree) and either join in the Lantern Workshop (ongoing all morning) or just pick up a Lantern and use it later. Everyone taking part will meet at St Mary’s Church (at the top of the town next to Petworth House Church Lodge entrance) by 4.40pm to get ready for the greatest and most spectacular procession Petworth has ever seen!

The fun continues into the evening so please come along, join in and make it the best possible start to the Christmas Season here in lovely Petworth!

For further info email  clerk@petworth-tc.gov.uk

Petworth Farmers Market


Petworth Farmers Market operates from 9.00am – 1.00pm every 4th Saturday of the month.

Great opportunity to come and support our local farmers who have grown or produced their food/plants within a 40 miles radius. If you are a business that would like to get involved in the Farmers Market please get in touch with –Leesa Barrett- Leesasnotjustalpines@gmail.com or 07900 815636

Leconfield Hall is also available for those who would like to have a craft stall, please contact  Melanie Kite on 01798 344 883.  Pop in for a cuppa and slice of cake and support the local organisation who will be your hosts for this month. 

Farmers Market Dates for 2019

 Jan 26th, Feb 23rd, March 22nd, April 27th, May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th, October 26th, November 23rd, December 21st

Petworth Film House

Petworth Film House is a not-for-profit community organisation run by Volunteers and managed by a committee of local people, our objectives are to give each film-night audience a highly engaging and memorable experience, we also seek to promote local community interest in film as an art and as a medium of information, education and entertainment.

All proceeds go directly to fund improvement projects in Leconfield Hall.  So far PFH has contributed to insulating the roof, has fully funded the installation of hi speed internet and wifi throughout the entire building, and is now working towards installing facilities to enable live broadcast events to be shown, as well as upgrading the halls audio system.