Christmas Services

All the details of Christmas services at St Mary’s

There are, as usual, a rich variety of Christmas Services at St Mary’s. Here are the details.

Sunday 21st December

11.00am        The Parish Eucharist will include a special musical and dramatic presentation led by our children, choral scholars and Asi Munisi

6.30pm          Parish Carol Service: Christmas Around the World.

                        The focus will be on a wide variety of readings and music from around the globe, alongside all the usual traditional congregational carols

Wednesday 24th December

10.30am        Toddlers’ Christmas Service. A short, informal time of signing, story-telling and celebration, with Christmas refreshments

4pm                Crib Service. We tell the Christmas Story as we decorate our crib. Ideal for families and younger children.

10.45pm for  The Blessing of the Crib and Midnight Mass. The traditional 11.00pm        service of Christmas night. Carols, readings and a celebration of the Eucharist. The choir sing carols as we gather from 10.45pm.

Thursday 25th December

8.30am           Holy Communion in Traditional Language

11.00am        Festival Christmas Morning Eucharist. A joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus, ideally timed between the late start and Christmas lunch!