Advent & Christmas 2017

Shepherds on the font

This Advent and Christmas time, people around the world will again gather together to prepare for, and celebrate Christmas. Here at St Augustine’s, your church, we have services and events suitable for all ages throughout the month. All are welcome here, you can be assured of a warm welcome and we look forward to seeing you!

You can download our Christmas leaflet by clicking the link below, or to the right hand side of the page.

Christmas Leaflet St Augustine 2017

Sunday 3rd December – Advent Sunday
11.00am All Age Worship
6.00pm From Darkness to Light
Service of hymns and readings for the start of Advent. The service begins with the church in darkness, then candles are lit one by one spreading light through the building and ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Wednesday 6th December
6.00pm Christingle Service
Family friendly service where all present are given a Christingle to take away. During the service, the lights are switched off and the church is lit by the light of the Christingle candles.

Saturday 9th December
11.00am to 1pm Messy Christmas
A time of Christmas themed crafts, stories, food and fun for children of all ages (accompanied by an adult). It’s free, lunch is included and all are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

Sunday 10th December – Second Sunday of Advent
11.00am Parish Communion

Monday 11th December
7.30pm Taizé Service
A quiet informal service with silence, prayer, music and lots of candles. A time to be still in the hustle and bustle of life. All are welcome.

Wednesday 13th December
7.30pm Christmas Concert with Makin’ MuZic
Come and celebrate Christmas with Makin’ MuZic at this popular and family friendly concert. Doors open at 7.00pm with mince pies and mulled wine. Tickets: £5 and can be pre-booked on the church website, are available from the church or at the door.

Sunday 17th December – Third Sunday of Advent
11.00am Family Worship
6.00pm Carols and Readings for Christmas
Traditional service retelling the Christmas story and carols by candlelight. The service is followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Wednesday 20th December
6.00pm to 8.00pm Open Church
Come and experience the peace of the church which is open for all to enjoy, including the Labyrinth laid out on the floor. Come and enjoy the stillness of the church in the hustle and bustle of the lead up to Christmas.

Sunday 24th December – Christmas Eve
11.00am Family Communion
6.00pm Crib Service
One of our favourite and most popular services! A service for all the family which includes our own version of the Nativity story, songs and the blessing of the Crib. Everyone is encouraged to take part, and there may be some surprises in store too!
11.30pm Midnight Mass
The first communion of Christmas by candlelight and includes familiar carols for all to join in with. The service lasts an hour and is suitable for all ages.

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day
10.00am Christmas Day Family Service
A short family friendly service (approx. 45 minutes) including lots of songs and carols. Christmas jumpers are optional!

Sunday 31st December – New Year’s Eve
11.00am Parish Communion