1st December "Advent Carol Service" 6:30pm The start of the christmas season begins here. Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.
22nd December "Carols by Candlelight" 6:30pm
This Service is one of the highlights of the year for many. The Lights are turned off and each person's candle is lit to illuminate our beautiful church. The Choir and congregation sing some of our favorite carols. An absolute must to bring in the Christmas Spirit.
NOTE: this service is extremely popular and the church is packed. If you have small children you might like to consider the other services.
18th December "Blue Christmas" 7:30pm
At St Bart's we understand that for some people Christmas isn't always a happy occasion, especially if memories of a loved one are heavy in your heart. This service is a gentle time of worship as we thank God for His son Jesus, and remember those that have passed.
It is also a time to allow God strengthen you in your time of need if you are feeling low during these winter months.
24TH CHRISTMAS EVE
2:00pm "Crib Service" aimed mainly at children KS1 and younger
A lovely little Service in which the children are given costumes to dress up as shepherds or angels.
There are a few carols and a story around the Nativity Crib scene.
4:00pm "Christingle "
Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand the importance of Jesus and the Gospel, and its relevance at Christmas time.
The orange represents the world
The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness
11:30pm "Midnight Mass"
Join us as we come together to Worship God and praise the birth of Jesus.
This is a popular communion service on this Holy night. Hear the Church bells chime Midnight and share God's peace with each other as we see in Christmas day!
25TH CHRISTMAS DAY
8:00am "Holy Communion"
Up early? Join us on this special day for this traditional morning worship.
Plenty of time to put the Turkey in the oven afterwards.
10:00am "Family, All age Communion service"
Happy Christmas! Bring your family, bring your parents, bring your friends for this fun, friendly informal morning of worship as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!.
Wear your christmas jumper!❅❅❅
20th January "Epiphany Carol Service" 6:30pm
This is the one service in the year that we use the incense "Frankincense"
Epiphany is celebrating the revelation of God to mankind the human form of Jesus Christ. The observance had its origins in the eastern Christian church, and included the birth of Jesus Christ; the visit of the three Magi/ wise men (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) who arrived in Bethlehem; and all of Jesus' childhood events, up to his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist.
In this service we sing "We Three Kings from Orient are..."
ST ANNE'S CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES
Friday 21 December 7.30pm Carol Service by Candlelight with hand-bells
Sunday 13 January 11.45am Christingle Service