Nativity Service

On what is the 4th Sunday of Advent our eyes have now turned more fully towards Bethlehem and our celebration of Jesus birth.  Our first service to fully anticipate this is our Nativity Service.  The children of the Sunday Club and our Messy Church combine to bring their very own unique take on the Christmas story.

Children's Nativity Service
Sunday 18th December
10.00 a.m.

Nine Lessons & Carols

Modelled on the service first used at Truro Cathedral and adopted by King's College Cambridge we hold an annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols following the traditional pattern of readings that tell the story of salvation from the Fall in the Garden of Eden to the events surrounding the birth of Jesus the Christ.  This year all the readings will be from the King James bible and we shall sing all our favourite Christmas Carols.  After the service you are welcome to stay and join us in mulled wine and minced pies.

Nine Lessons & Carols
Sunday 18th December
6.30 p.m.

Crib Service

On Christmas Eve we begin our celebration of Christmas in earnest starting with our popular Crib Services.  At these services we hear told the Christmas story in a simple and informal way as the children put together our Christmas Crib.  Due to the popularity of this service we now hold two of them the earlier one of which is somewhat less busy and pressured and so is perhaps better for younger children.

Crib Service
Christmas Eve
2.00 p.m. & 4.00 p.m.

Midnight Mass

Our first Communion of Christmas begins on Christmas Eve and goes over into Christmas Day.  There is a unique atmosphere to this traditional Book of Common Prayer service as we gather in the darkness to welcome the Light of the World.  There seems to be additional meaning to singing "It came upon the midnight clear" and "above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by" when the world truly is hushed and the cold and dark lie heavily upon the doors and windows.

Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve
11.30 p.m.

Christmas Day

Our celebration of Christmas continues with two further services on the morning of Christmas Day.  We hold a said service of Holy Communion conducted according to the Book of Common Prayer at 8.30 a.m. and a slightly more informal sung service in contemporary language at 10.00 a.m.

Christmas Day Communions
Said Service 8.30 a.m.
Sung Service 10.00 a.m.