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.
Sunday 10th December, 6.30 pm
Christmas can be a time when we’re all too aware of our bereavements and those we miss. We offer this reflective service as a chance to remember in prayer those we love but see no longer, those we’ll miss at Christmas.
At the end of the service we process outside and light up our Lights of Love, festooned in a churchyard fir tree. These lights are sponsored in memory of loved ones whom we wish to remember at this time of year and envelopes, if you want to sponsor a light, can be found in our church now.
St Mary’s Church, Redbourn, Saturday 7th January 2017 at 7:45pm
David Beaman, Conductor
presents a candlelit evening of festive music from the folk tradition.
Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams
Giles Davies baritone solo
And a selection of folk carols written down by the likes of Paul Sartin of Faustus and Bellowhead with musicians from Redbourn Folk Club
Followed by a cash bar in aid of the Friends of St Mary’s.
This wonderful concert from the Redbourn Festival Chorus will explore how a great deal of our beloved Christmas music was passed down to us through the folk tradition.
They will sing the delicious Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams, based on folk carols that he and Cecil Sharp collected in southern England. Alongside this will be folk settings of carols from other parts of the British Isles, as written down by the likes of Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin and others.
The Festival Chorus will share their concert with Redbourn Folk Club who are certain to add a surprise or two.