Celebrate a Medieval Christmas at St John on the Wall: Thursday 22nd December


On Thursday 22nd December between 11am – 3pm children and families can discover the sights, sounds and smells of a Medieval Christmas at a free family arts event taking place in St John on the Wall in the centre of Bristol.

Families will be able to celebrate the Medieval way with festive arts, crafts and music as they experience the original ‘12 days of Christmas’.

Families can:

  • Take part in medieval tasting and find out which spices would have been used throughout the season.
  • Decorate the crypt by projecting your festive designs onto the vaulted ceiling.
  • Make a traditional pomander to take home.
  • Dress up and play with Medieval toys and games.
  • Discover the new interactive visitor displays telling the story of Medieval Bristol

St John on the Wall, cared for by the heritage charity The Churches Conservation Trust, is situated on Broad Street.

No longer used for regular worship the Medieval church is open daily for free tours and has recently introduced interactive visitor displays telling the story of Medieval Bristol.

St John on the Wall hosts regular family events, as well as gigs, exhibitions and performances.

For more information about this event see https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/what-s-on/a-medieval-christmas-bristol.html.

You can find St John on the Wall on Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EZ.