Our Christmas Services 2023

The Nativity Service 

17th December - Sunday 10 am 

This is during our main service on a Sunday where our Junior Church help tell us the story of the nativity. If you child wants to be involved in the nativity play then come to church on the weeks we are rehearsing the nativity play. Check our the Junior Church page to see the dates.

Lego Church

17th December - Sunday 3pm

This is the Christmas version of our monthly Lego Church service where we will be making Lego inspired Christmas tree decorations to decorate a tree at church. Come and build Christmas together.

Nine Lessons and Carols

19th December - Tuesday 7 pm 

Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship traditionally celebrated on or near Christmas Eve. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings or lessons from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir anthems. 


The Nine Lessons

First Lesson from Genesis 3: 8–15; 17–19

God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of Paradise and that his seed will bruise the serpent’s head.

Second Lesson from Genesis 22: 15–18

God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

Third Lesson from Isaiah 9: 2; 6–7

The prophet foretells the coming of the Saviour.

Fourth Lesson from Isaiah 11: 1–3a; 4a; 6–9

The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Fifth Lesson from the Gospel of Luke 1: 26–35; 38

The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Sixth Lesson from Luke 2: 1; 3–7

St Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.

Seventh Lesson from Luke 2: 8–16

The shepherds go to the manger.

Eighth Lesson from the Gospel of Matthew 2: 1–12

The wise men are led by the star to Jesus.

Ninth Lesson from the Gospel of John 1: 1–14

St John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation.

Some of the carols we might sing are:

Carols by Candle Light

21st December - Thursday 7 pm 

This is a beautifully moving service where the church is illuminated by candles as we sing carols and reflect on the meaning of Christmas. 

Midnight Mass

24th December - Sunday 11 pm 

In the middle of the busiest family season of the year this is a great moment to take some space and focus on the true celebration of Christmas. This is a beautiful and peaceful celebration of Holy Communion. 

Christmas Day

24th December - Monday 10 am 

Join us for a short communion service as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.