Christmas Services

St Mary’s has a host of services over the Christmas period, from the popular Nativity Service on Christmas Eve (so popular we now have two performances!), to a reflective Midnight Mass and then an opportunity to bring your favourite presents to show the vicar on Christmas Day at our Family Service.

Get in the Christmas spirit thanks to a little film from our friends from The Diocese of St Albans....and then join us for our own taste of Christmas here at St Mary's.


CANDLELIT CAROL SERVICE - ....followed by mulled wine and mince pies.  Sunday 23 December at 7pm


NATIVITY SERVICE(S) - Our most popular family service of the year.  In fact, it's so popular we now have two services on Christmas Eve; one at 2pm, one at 4pm.  Choose the time that suits your family the best but arrive early to guarantee a seat.  CHILDREN: come dressed as an angel, shepherd, wise man or animal.  Christmas Eve at 2pm and 4pm 


MIDNIGHT MASS - Traditional Eucharist, with carols and candlelight.  Christmas Eve at 11.30pm


CHRISTMAS MORNING - Family Communion with Carols.  Bring your presents to show the vicar.  Christmas Day at 10am

Prayer for the day

“When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’””

Matthew 2:4-6