Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Day Services

8.00 am and 12 noon           Holy Communion

We offer three services on Christmas morning, the first and last of these are traditional Communion services using The Book of Common Prayer.

10.00 am                              All Age Eucharist

Our main service on Christmas morning is a Eucharist, where God’s people, young and old, gather together to celebrate the joy of Christmas.

We have a candlelit procession, sing carols and offer a less formal sermon to suit all ages. Come and mark the true meaning of Christmas with us at St Mary’s this year.

Following our 10 am service, Will and Claire invite you to join them for a glass of sherry or other refreshments in the Transept, adjoining the Church.

The First Eucharist of Christmas: Midnight Mass – Christmas Eve, 11.30pm

11.30 pm,  The First Eucharist of Christmas

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 includes lovely carols for us all to sing.

Why not round off a lovely evening with family or friends, by coming along to join us for one of the most moving and wonderful services in the whole year?

Whether you come to St Mary’s regularly or not – you can be assured of a very warm welcome – for you and your family and friends.