Christmas at St Mary's

 Christmas services for 2021

Although there are currently no restrictions about attendance at church we remain conscious that we still need to take care of one another when we meet together indoors. 

Christmas time means that congregations become larger and the wearing of a face covering when attending any church service is now a requirement, unless exempt.

We provide hand sanitizer and you are encouraged to use it on entering the church.

The carol service and Christingle services in particular are generally very popular so, to avoid any overcrowding, you must book your place in church using the booking form (or by phoning the Rectory 01322 382076). The details asked for on the form will allow us to confirm your booking so that you know that you will have the seats you request.  

Although everyone is welcome, space is limited and priority will be given to those who have pre-booked. 

Advent 1

Sunday 28th November - 10am Holy Communion, lighting of the first Advent candle


Advent 2

Sunday 5th December - 10am Holy Communion, lighting of  the second Advent candle. 

Advent 3

Sunday 12th December 10am Family 'bootee' service with Holy Communion, lighting of                                                                      the third Advent candle.                                                               

Advent 4

Sunday 19th December -  10am Holy Communion, lighting of the fourth Advent candle. 


Sunday 19th December - 5 pm Parish Carol Service.   


Friday 24th December - 3.30 pm Christingle service for younger children (up to KS1)                         

Friday 24th December - 5pm Christingle service for older children (KS2). Please                                                                    remember that these services are primarily intended for children.                         

​Friday 24th December -   11.30pm -  Midnight Mass and Blessing of the Christmas Crib. 

Saturday 25th DecemberChristmas Day - 10am Holy Communion 

Sunday 26th December -  First Sunday after Christmas - St Stephen's Day 

                                                      10 a.m Holy Communion