Here are lots of ways to get ready for Christmas at St Mary’s, mostly involving candlelight and sparks!
Sunday December 1st 10:30am
We kick off with a Christingle All-Age service (lots of sparks planned for this one).
Here we launch the Posada – Mary, Joseph, and the donkey make their way from house to house and we help to create a Jesse Tree (more later about this….)
Wednesdays 4th 11th and 18th 7:30pm to 8:30pm
During Advent we meet at St Peter’s Church (with more candles and you’ll need a torch to even find it)! This is an exploration of Advent themes designed for young people too.
Saturday 14th December 3:00pm to 6:00pm
A Family Christmas Fun Afternoon with Messy Christmas is on Saturday 14th from 3-6 with a Christmas Tea.
Sunday 15th December 5:00pm
Carols will be sung on December 15th in a traditional way with community contributions in music and song among St Mary’s now famous candelabras!
Friday 20th December 6:00pm
And under starlight we’ll sing carols outside on December 20th at 6pm.
Sunday 22nd December 2:30pm
In contrast there is Blue Christmas, a low key gathering for those who prefer a gentle approach on Sunday 22nd at 2.30.
Tuesday 24th December 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Do not miss the Nativity Service on December 24th at 4pm
Tuesday 24th December 11:30pm to 12:30am
A traditional Midnight Service at 11.30pm.
Wednesday 25th December 10:00am
On Christmas morning at 10am we celebrate what we’ve all been waiting for – the ultimate gift – Jesus himself.