Advent and Christmas

What’s going on at St. Thomas for Advent and Christmas? Here you can find all the information needed to join us for our services and events!

This year, the Church of England’s chosen theme for Advent and Christmas is At the heart of Christmas. You can visit the site for reflections, app downloads and information on services you can watch from home at the following link:

https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/advent-and-christmas-2021-resources-heart-christmas

Scroll on for more information on St. Thomas’ services!

10:30 AM

Saturday 4th December – Messy Church

We welcome you to come and explore faith in a fun and messy way, with stories and craft. Lunch will be provided. If you’d like to come, just turn up!

1:30 PM

Saturday 4th December – Christmas Crafternoon

Join us for an afternoon of Christmas crafting – make some Christmas cards and decorations, and enjoy some yummy snacks and a hot drink. All welcome.

7:30 PM

Friday 10th December – Beer and Carols

Bring your own beer (or alcoholic beverage of choice) and join us for an evening of carol singing! You can request your favourite carols, and there will be snacks provided (sausage rolls, mince pies, etc).

6:00 PM

Sunday 12th December – Quiet Christmas

If you prefer a more peaceful, reflective service to get you in the Christmas spirit, this is the one for you!

7:30 PM

Monday 13th December – Taize Service

Hosted by the St. Thomas Pilgrim Community, all are welcome to attend the Advent Taize service in church. Taize is a form of sung, meditative prayer. If you’ve never experienced it before, please do come along and give it a try! Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

6:00 PM

Sunday 19th December – Carol Service

Come and sing carols with us at our traditional Christmas carol service! 

4:00 PM

Friday 24th December – Crib Service

Bring your family to our Crib Service to see the Nativity story played out by our church youngsters. If your child has a nativity costume, we’d love to see them wear it for the service too!

11:30 PM

Friday 24th December – Midnight Mass

Celebrate the birth of Jesus at our traditional Midnight Mass. A magical way to start the Christmas celebrations.

10:00 AM

Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day Celebration Eucharist

It’s Christmas Day, come to our celebration eucharist to rejoice with us!