Christmas Services

‘Christ the King is born today. Alleluia!’

We hope that you will be able to join us for some or all of the services in the lead up to Christmas and look forward to welcoming you to St Mary’s.

  • 3rd December 4:30pm  Traditional 5 Parish Candlelit Service at St Swithun’s Church, Littleham. Do arrive from 4pm for refreshments.
  • 16th December 6:30pm Carols by Candlelight, at Bideford Pannier Market.
  • 17th December 6:00pm 9 Lessons & Carols.  Enjoy this popular, reflective and festive service.  Join us after the service for mince pies & mulled wine.
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December 9:30am Parish Communion Service.
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December 11:15am Encounter Carol Service. A contemporary service of carols, readings and a short seasonal message.
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December 2:30pm & 4:00pm Family Nativity.  Get your Christmas off to the best start possible – our Nativity is back for 2022!  Expect the usual festive fun as we tell the Christmas story.  Come dressed as Shepherds, Angels or Wise Men….or even a Donkey! Get your tea towels and angel wings ready – grown ups and children alike!  Bring donations for the Foodbank if you can.  We look forward to seeing you there.
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December 11:30pm Midnight Mass. Join us for the service that ushers in Christmas Day and celebrates the birth of Jesus into the world.  Traditional Eucharist, with carols by candlelight.
  • Christmas Day, 25th December 9:30am Christmas Day Morning Worship.  Join us for a celebration of Christmas Day and join in the traditional Christmas Carols.  Bring your presents and show off your best Christmas Jumpers!