Christmas 2021

Services & Events for All

You will be most warmly welcomed at any of our services.


 

St Nicholas Christmas Fayre
3rd & 4th December

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Christingle Service
Sunday 12th December 3:30 pm

Our annual service in aid of the Children’s Society which marks the beginning of Advent as we look ahead to Christmas. A 40-minute service at which everyone is given a decorated orange with a candle. The most magical moment is when everyone stands in a circle around the church, all the candles are lit, the lights are dimmed, and the children sing a verse of Away in a Manger.

 

 


Carols in the Pub
Tuesday 14th December 8:00 to 9:00 pm

Traditional carol singing in the Horse & Groom on the High Street.
Come and join us for a pint and some carols accompanied by the accordion.

 


Carol Service
Sunday 19th December 6:30 pm

A traditional service with readings, congregational carols and the choir.

 

 


Crib Service
Christmas Eve 4:00 pm

A 40-minute service suitable for the whole family, in which we share the Christmas Story, sing some carols and take our papier-mache Nativity Figures on the last stage of their Advent Journey into the stable in the North Porch as we await the birth of Christ. Ideal for occupying overexcited children and filling in that bit of time before tea and an early night.

 

 

 


Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve 11:30 pm

Traditional Communion service with carols and a sermon.


Christmas Family Communion Service
Christmas Day 10:30 am

A shortened Christmas Communion Service with carols.


Boxing Day Communion Service
Sunday 26th December 10:30 am


Ring out the Old, Ring in the New
New Years Eve 11:30 pm

Join us in the Bell Tower, for a short service as we leave 2021 behind and commit ourselves to 2022, followed by the Bell Ringers ringing out the old year and ringing in the new. All welcome, but you will need to be able to climb the steps to the bell tower platform.


Click for our printable Christmas Services leaflet


We hope that your encounter with God & the Christ Child at this holy time will inspire you to explore your faith further. Our Ministry Team is always available to help in an unpressured, friendly and welcoming way.


‘At the heart of Christmas’ is the Church of England’s theme for Advent and Christmas 2021.

Inspired by readings from the Gospels of Luke and John read at so many Christmas services, At the heart of Christmas is an invitation to everyone to discover – or rediscover – the good news of God’s saving love as revealed in the birth of Jesus. It is also a challenge to each of us to ponder in our hearts – as Mary did – what the extraordinary events of the first Christmas might mean for us now and in the years ahead.

At the heart of Christmas will consist of 12 Stories and Meditations from Justin Welby, Stephen Cottrell and guests where they will share personal stories exploring themes close to the heart of Christmas.

Starting on Christmas Eve and continuing daily (Monday to Saturday) until the Epiphany (6 January), At the Heart of Christmas: 12 Days of stories and meditations for Christmas will help you make space for that exploration. On each of the twelve days, a different contributor will share something that lies close to the heart of Christmas for them, bringing the theme to life through a mixture of personal story, Bible reading, reflection and questions to ponder.

A free booklet will be available in church and you can also signup for daily reflections by email.

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