Messy Christingle

Sunday 10 December, 4-6pm

Join us for an hour of Christmas-themed activities for the whole family. We will be making nativity scenes, Christingles and personalised baubles - among many other things! Our Christingle service starts at 5pm and is followed by a party tea.
 

Family Carols with Choir

Sunday 17 December, 9.45am

With the Probationer Choir, this is a lovely service of family carols and readings. A service suitable for all ages, there will be no Light Groups (our regular Sunday school) running. Together, this is a time we can hear the story of the nativity, and sing carols familiar and fresh.

 

Christmas Celebration with Holy Communion

Sunday 17 December, 11.15am

This service of Holy Communion includes carols accompanied by our worship band. A more modern form of Christmas worship, with upbeat carols and nativity readings, this service is also suitable for children throughout. With no Light Groups (our regular Sunday school), the whole family can celebrate Christmas in this Communion service.

 

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 17 December, 6.30pm

Hear the wonderous heart of Christmas retold in readings and carols. With our outstanding choir, this is a service of glorious music and traditional carols. With mince pies and mulled wine to follow, the warmth of our Nine Lessons and Carols will banish the cold of winter.

 

Midnight Communion

Christmas Eve, 11.30pm

Our midnight service, with our excellent robed choir, is a time to wonder at the miracle of Christmas in the nativity. Heralding the arrival of Jesus, this service of readings, carols and Holy Communion is a special time to worship the new-born king.

 

Family Nativity Service

Christmas Day, 10am

Come dressed as a soldier, angel, shepherd or king and join our family nativity. With carols both familiar and new, this family service is suitable for all ages throughout. Lasting no more than 45 minutes, come to worship as we gather around the manger. There are some more details here.

 

Holy Communion for Christmas

Christmas Day, 11am

Our Common Worship service of Holy Communion includes the parish choir and features carols to celebrate Christmas morning. Join us as we gather at the Communion Table, worshipping Jesus with traditional readings and music.


Additional Services over Christmas

On Christmas Eve there will be services at 8am (BCP), 9.45am (Morning Prayer) and 11.15am (Holy Communion) in addition to the Midnight Communion at 11.30pm. There will be no Sunday evening service on Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Day there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8am (BCP), in addition to the Nativity at 10am and Christmas Communion at 11am.

On Sunday 31 December there will be services at 8am (Holy Communion BCP) and 10.30am (United Parish Communion). There is no evening service on New Year's Eve.

Sunday services resume a normal pattern from 8 January, with Holy Communion at 8am, Morning Prayer at 9.45am, Holy Communion at 11.15am and Choral Eucharist at 6.30pm. Messy Church returns on Sunday 14 January at 4pm.