St. John's

Christmas is still happening, albeit differently!

Due to the current situation and to enforce social distancing, it will be necessary to book for services.

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Online Advent Calendar

This Advent, we need you!

In Advent, we prepare for the coming of Jesus in the manger.

Now, more than ever, we need to hold onto the hope of Emmanuel - God with us.

What does that phrase mean to you?

In these times of social distance, we want to create an online Advent Calendar of people from across our community.

All you need to do is produce a short video of what 'God is with us' means to you. It might be a reflection, a poem or a piece of music.

These will then be released daily on our Facebook page throughout Advent.

If you're interested, get in touch with the Vicar, Rev. James Pacey at or send your videos using



Sunday 22nd December



6th December, 10am

Join us for our annual Christingle Eucharist service!

Using the various elements that make up the Christingle, we will reflect on God's love for the world and great gift in giving us Jesus Christ.

After making our Christingles and lighting them, we take our thanks and praise into our service of Holy Communion. 

All available seating has now been allocated, however the service will be live-streamed and 'Christingle packs' will be available to collect from the Vicarage from the evening of 5th December for you to make at home.

Click here to download a 'How To Make Your Own Christingle' sheet


Sunday 6th December



20th December

6pm - available on our Facebook site


Online Carol Service

20th December, 6pm

This would normally be our annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Due to the current situation, this will be an online service, made available on our Facebook page and our church website and feature contributions from people from across our community.

Though different from normal, this will remain a beautiful start to the Christmas where we will hear familiar melodies and listen to the great story of God's salvation in scripture, culminating in the great narrative of Christmas.

Click here for our Facebook page or click here to see the video.


Christmas Eve

2pm and 3pm


Zoomed Nativity Service

Christmas Eve, 2pm and 3pm

For many, one of the highlights of the Christmas season, our Crib Service is a fun occasion for all the family.

This year, circumstances have compelled us to do something a little bit different. As such, we'll be using Zoom to have a short, but fun, re-telling of the Nativity Story. 

We will be having two services and we are asking people to book in. Once you have booked in, you will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link.

Come and join in the fun - and come dressed as an Angel, Wise Man or Shepherd!

Please note: all children must be accompanied throughout the Zoomed service by an adult.

To book for the Crib Service, call 07872 047 718

or email

NB: Please specify which Crib service you're booking for and for how many adults and children.


Christmas Eve



Midnight Mass, 

Christmas Eve, 11.30pm 

Join us for the first Eucharist of Christmas as we welcome and celebrate the birth of Jesus with scripture readings, music and finally the consecration of bread and wine received as Christ's body and blood.

A beautiful and deeply moving way to see in Christmas.

Click here to book.


Christmas Day



Eucharist on Christmas Day 

Christmas Day, 10am


Join us on for our Christmas Day Eucharist where through scripture, music and sacrament we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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