I know that many in our community are really looking forward to Christmas, and that after the last-minute rule changes last year, especially so this year. We’d love for St Mary’s to be a part of your Christmas celebrations and we can assure you of a very warm welcome.
Despite the challenges and sadness of the past year, I wish you a very Happy and Blessed Christmas .
Christmas Eve, Friday 24th December
Midnight Mass: The First Eucharist of Christmas, 11.30pm
This service, often known as Midnight Mass, is an absolute gem and is really the first of the main Christmas services. We gather at 11.30 pm to celebrate the Christmas story of God coming among us in the birth of Jesus.
This is a communion service with the blessing of our special crib and face coverings will need to be worn for all attending (unless exempt). Whether you come to St Mary’s regularly or not – you can be assured of a warm welcome – for you and your family and friends.
Christmas Day, Saturday 25th December
Holy Communion, 8.00 am
We offer two services on Christmas morning, the first being the traditional Communion services using The Book of Common Prayer.
All Age Eucharist, 10.00 am
Our main service on Christmas morning is a Eucharist, where God’s people, young and old, gather together to celebrate the joy of Christmas with communion and a short sermon to suit all ages.
Face coverings must be worn for those attending either of these services. Our revised capacity is limited to ensure social distancing. If large numbers come, with regret, we may have to turn some away. We can minimize this possibility by encouraging you to attend the Midnight Mass or the 8 am service which are likely to be less busy.