December 23rd 9.30pm Nativity play with Christingle – Watch the children enact the old story afresh, and indeed, take part in a new version of our ever-fresh Nativity story, sing Carols, learn the story of the Christingle orange – and support the Children’s Society! And come early to be sure of a good seat…..
And later on that evening: December 23rd 6:30pm our annual Carol Service - on the pattern of the ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’, with superb singing led by our choir – but please join in yourself. A proper start to the Christmas season.
On Christmas Eve, Dec 24th especially for children:
4.00pm Crib Service Come and help build the Crib under the altar, with all the animals, as we listen again to the story of the first Christmas.
While at 11:30, especially for the grown-ups (although children are also welcome, if they are not trying to sleep so Santa can visit):
December 24th 11.30pm Midnight Mass – the traditional start to Christmas Day, with all the best Carols, Communion and goodwill to all
December 25th 8.00am Early morning Christmas Communion – keep the rest of the day free for visiting family & friends, or other activities you may have planned. This will use the BCP service.
December 25th 9.30am Our traditional Christmas Informal Family Communion for all the family. Bring an unexpected present and test the Vicar’s skill at weaving it into his sermon? Meet your friends at church, and go home to your Christmas Dinner with a spring in your step!