Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Day Services at St Mary’s

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 10.00am service, Will and Claire invite you to join them for a glass of sherry or other refreshments in the Transept, adjoining the Church.

Christmas ‘Lights of Love’

St Mary’s will once again light up the magnificent fir tree, which stands in our Garden of Rest, throughout the Festive Season.  Christmas can be a time when we’re all too aware of our bereavements and those we miss.

On Sunday 11th December, 6.30 pm  we will offer 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 will process outside and light up our Lights of Love, festooned in a churchyard fir tree.  The lights will stay switched on from the service throughout the Christmas period.
If you would like to sponsor a light in memory of a loved one, forms can be found in the church, just inside the main door.  £5.00 is the suggested minimum donation.