We’re really looking forward to celebrating Christmas with you this year. Here’s everything that’s coming up.
Please also see the bottom of this page for information about parking and livestreaming.
Seniors’ Christmas Afternoon Tea
2.30pm on Sunday 10th December
Our monthly Seniors’ Afternoon Tea group is meeting for its annual Christmas special at St Stephen’s on Sunday 10th December at 2.30pm.
10am on Saturday 16th December
Our café is open every Saturday from 10am to midday. But on Saturday 16th December we’re also hosting a carols sing-a-long. Come along and join in, or just sit and listen and enjoy the Christmassy atmosphere.
Carols by Candlelight
6.30pm on Sunday 17th December
This beautiful, candlelit service includes well known carols in a traditional style, accompanied by a series of Christmas Bible readings. Doors open at 6pm with the service starting at 6.30pm and finishing at approximately 8pm. After the service mulled wine and mince pies will be served.
Carols at St Eanswythe’s
9.30am on Sunday 24th December at St Eanswythe’s Mission, 58 Priory Road
This traditional carol service including well known carols. Doors open at 9am with the service starting at 9.30am and finishing at approximately 10.30am. After the service tea and coffee will be served.
3pm & 4.30pm on Christmas Eve
These are two fun-filled, all-age service where you can make your own Christingle candle. Our Christingle Services on Christmas Eve are a lot of fun and are always popular with families with young children, but however old you are, you are very welcome to come and join us. Services start at 3pm and 4.30pm.
11.30pm on Christmas Eve
Welcome the start of Christmas together at our Midnight Communion Service. Doors open at 11pm with the service starting at 11.30pm, finishing at approximately 12.30am.
Christmas Celebration *
10.30am on Christmas Day
This is a great family occasion on Christmas morning. Doors open at 10am with the service starting at 10.30am, finishing at approximately 11.30am.
Midday on Christmas Day
Once again this Christmas our fab chef Tim (plus a small army of St Stephen’s volunteers) is going to be cooking dinner on Christmas Day for anyone who won’t have a meal, or who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day on their own. Spaces are free but we need to know numbers in advance, so if you would like to book in, please contact Diane on 07901 633841.
Every Sunday we have a service at 10.30am*. We also have a fortnightly service at 9.30am at St Eanswythe’s (58 Priory Road) and a monthly service at 6.30pm at St Stephen’s. For more information about all of these please take a look at our services page.
If you are visiting us this Christmas, please note that parking is available in Waterloo Road Car Park (pay and display, although it is free on Sundays and bank holidays). Once the car park is full there is plenty of local on-street parking available, although we ask you to be considerate to our neighbours.
10.30am services at St Stephen’s (indicated above with an asterisk) are also livestreamed via our Youtube channel. If you are attending any of these services and prefer not to be filmed, please sit on the far left or far right of the church, and also speak to a member of our team when you arrive.