CHRISTMAS 2021

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Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, God’s great gift to the world, this Christmas.

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Thursday 16 December

4-7pm Living Nativity

Celebrate the Christmas story with live animals! Encounter the story of the Nativity as you take a tour of St Paul’s Church, car park and hall, where you will find Mary’s donkey, the shepherd’s sheep, and the ox at the manger!

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Sunday 19 December

 

Normal Sunday morning services at 8am, 9.15am and 10.30am

Our children and young people will perform the nativity story at the 10.30am Eucharist 

 

6pm Nine Lessons and Carols

The traditional service of well-known Christmas carols, beautiful music from our church choir, and readings from the Bible which recall God’s people’s wait for the longed-for Messiah and the wonder of the first Christmas.

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Tuesday 21 December

 

5.30pm-6.30pm Carols on the Green

Our annual Carols on The Green is back!  Come along and sing your favourite Christmas carols and enjoy the mulled wine, mince pies and refreshments provided by local businesses. Funds raised will go to CRISIS at Christmas and the local Winter Night Shelter.

The culmination of our celebration of Christmas begins on Christmas Eve and continues on Christmas Day, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ – God with us. Confirmed members of the Church of England should receive Holy Communion at one of the four Eucharists at Christmas.

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Christmas Eve

4pm Crib Service 

Aimed at pre-school children and their families, we tell the Christmas story and sing Christmas carols. Lasts about 30 minutes.

5.30pm Crib Eucharist

Aimed at school-age children, we tell the Christmas story, sing Christmas carols, and celebrate the first Eucharist of Christmas. Lasts about 45 minutes.

11pm Midnight Mass

In the stillness of the night we celebrate with great beauty the birth of Jesus. The Eucharist is celebrated with carols, beautiful music and prayers, and a sermon. Lasts one hour.

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Christmas Day

8am Said Eucharist

A simple, said service according to the Book of Common Prayer, with a sermon. Lasts about 40 minutes.

 

10am Sung Eucharist

A sung celebration with carols, and a sermon, using the format of our usual Sunday Sung Eucharist. Although there are no separate children’s activities at this service, all ages are very welcome.

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Sunday 26 December

10am Sung Eucharist

Please note that there will not be our usual 8am, 9.15am and 10.30am services on this Sunday, but just one Eucharist at 10am, lasting 50 minutes.

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Sunday 2 January

Normal Sunday morning services at 8am, 9.15am and 10.30am

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Thursday 6 January

6pm Epiphany Eucharist for all ages

We celebrate the visit of the wise men to the infant Jesus with a service aimed at all ages, with incense and gold and myrrh. Children are invited to come dressed as wise men, kings, camels, Mary and Joseph!

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