A Clergy House Christmas

Discover the stories behind Christmas traditions today that were first celebrated in the 1300's. Explore the rooms decorated to reflect our Medieval, Tudor and Edwardian tenants. For a weekend of family seasonal fun come along to the Alfriston Village 'Deck the Halls' event, a musical wonderland of festive sights and sounds. Or get into the holiday spirit by making your own decorations from natural materials collected from the garden.

A photo of visitors browsing Christmas gifts

Deck the Halls with festive cheer

Come along to Alfriston from Friday 1 December until Sunday 3 December for a festive festival of music, shopping and much more, including free entry to the Clergy House.

Alfriston clergy house East Sussex medieval Christmas table

A handmade Christmas at the Clergy House 

Get into the festive spirit by making your own decorations this year. Make your own Christmas decorations in this fun workshop. With help from Peter the gardener use natural materials to create traditional old-fashioned festive tree decorations cinnamon fancies and wooden stars.

Alfriston Clergy House East Sussex Christmas wreath on front door

The Clergy House at Christmas

Discover the Christmas through the ages at the Clergy House this year. See the hall dressed to celebrate Christmas in the middle ages, the parlour decked out in Tudor finery, and the newly refurbished reading room cosy and warm as an Edwardian Christmas.