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.

  • 27th November 4pm.  Traditional 5 Parish Advent Service.
  • 11th December 9:30am ALL AGE CHRISTINGLE.  Come and enjoy this joyful service and receive Christingles that are a little different!
  • 18th December 11:15am ENCOUNTER CAROL SERVICE. A contemporary service of carols, readings and a short seasonal message.
  • 18th December 7:00pm 9 LESSONS & CAROLS.  Join us for this popular, reflective and festive service.  Join us after the service for mince pies & mulled wine.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE 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 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 FAMILY COMMUNION SERVICE.  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!  (NB - there will be no 8am or Encounter Service on Christmas Day.)

Prayer for the day

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

Colossians 3:16