Advent & Christmas 2019

Details of our Advent and Christmas services follow below. You can download our 2019 Advent and Christmas leaflet on the right of this page.

St Augustine’s Christmas Leaflet 2019

For information on the Christmas Tree Festival between 16th and 22nd December, please click here.

SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER – ADVENT SUNDAY
11.00am Family Service
6.00pm From Darkness to Light
Service of hymns and readings for Advent, which begins with the church in complete darkness. Then, candles are lit one by one spreading light through the building.

WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER
10.00am Short Communion Service
6.00pm Christingle Service
A popular and very family friendly service where all present are given a Christingle to take away. The lights are switched off during the service and the church is lit by the light of the Christingles.

SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER
Second Sunday of Advent
11.00am Family Service with Communion

WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER
10.00am Morning Prayer
7.30pm Makin’ MuZic Christmas Concert
Come and get in the festive spirit at this popular and family friendly concert. Doors open at 7.00pm with mince pies and mulled wine available. Tickets: £5 at the door.

SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER
Third Sunday of Advent
11.00am Family Service

WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER
10.00am Short Communion Service

SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER
11.00am Messy Christmas
Christmas crafts, a story and fun for children of all ages (accompanied by an adult). It’s free and lunch is provided. All are welcome!

SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER
Fourth Sunday of Advent
11.00am Family Service with Communion
6.00pm Carols and Readings for Christmas
Traditional service retelling the Christmas story with carols by candlelight. The service is followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER
Christmas Eve
6.00pm Crib Service
Service for all the family which includes the Nativity story, songs and the blessing of the Crib. Everyone is encouraged to take part, and there will be some surprises too!
11.30pm Midnight Mass
The first communion of Christmas by candlelight and includes familiar carols. The service lasts an hour and is suitable for all.

WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER
Christmas Day
10.00am Family Service for Christmas Day
A short and informal family friendly service (approx. 45 minutes) including familiar carols and songs.

SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER
The First Sunday of Christmas
11.00am Family Service