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.

Carols sing-a-long

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.

Christingle Services

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.

Midnight Communion

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.

Christmas Dinner

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.

Regular services

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.

Useful info


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.

* Livestreaming

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.