Christmas

Hope, Joy, Peace & Love

Advent and Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 is going to be very different for everyone. However, the restrictions don't take away from the heart of the Christmas story, and the message of hope, peace and love that we find there.

We're going to be celebrating Advent and Christmas in various ways, both as a church and with the wider community. These are all open to everybody, so if you'd like to join in please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Some of the plans need to be a bit last minute as the restrictions change, and some events and services may be added later on. Keep checking back to keep up to date with what's happening.

While you're here, check out our ideas pages for having an eco-friendly Christmas and celebrating Christmas on a budget.

Click here to find out more about extra support and help and available by the local community this Christmas, especially for those affected by COVID-19.

Services

On the first three Sundays of Advent (29th Nov, 6th & 13th Dec) our online services will be running as normal. We'll be exploring the Advent themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. Click here for more details.

Join us for Family Worship on Sunday mornings throughout Advent as we follow the star and discover the Christmas story together.

Each week we'll also be sending out special Advent packs related to that week's theme. These will include craft, puzzles, an Advent picture to build and more. Click here for more details.

Advent Wreath

Sun 20th Dec - 5pm
CANDLELIT CAROL SERVICE
Online via Youtube, Facebook & Zoom (get in touch for details)

Pull up a chair, dim the lights, light some candles and join us for a special candlelit carol service recorded in our chapel. Featuring traditional carols, readings, poetry and more. After the service we'll be together on Zoom for a social time. You'll have to bring your own mulled wine and mince pies though!

Christingles

Thurs 24th Dec - 4.30pm
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE
Online via Zoom only (get in touch for details)

Join us on Zoom as we make Christingles and reflect on the Christmas story together. David and Chris will be leading us. You'll need:

  • An orange
  • A small candle
  • Red paper or ribbon
  • 4 cocktail sticks
  • Jelly sweets

Christingle Photo by Sally licensed under CC 2.0

Christmas Day Service

Fri 25th Dec - 10am
CHRISTMAS DAY FAMILY CELEBRATION
Online via Zoom only (get in touch for details)

Join us on Zoom for a short family-friendly service celebrating the birth of Jesus. Wear your Christmas jumper and have a present ready to show everyone. For safeguarding reasons this service won't be available on YouTube or Facebook. However, don't let this stop you joining us - everyone is welcome! Get in touch if you'd like the Zoom details (phone access is also available).

Christmas Candles