Christmas this year at St Augustine’s

Christmas Concert 2019

2020 has been a year like no other. We are hoping to offer a little bit of normality over the Christmas period, and are looking to host most of our usual Christmas Services, albeit some in a different format this year.

In light of current restrictions, some of our services will be broadcast on our Facebook page, and some will be held in church, subject to current Government Guidelines, which may be subject to change at short notice.

As we are limited in numbers inside the church this year, some services will require reserving free tickets – the links for which are under each event. This will help us with Test and Trace, as well as contacting people should we need to change our plans.

Our Christmas services are planned as follows:

Sunday 19th December – Messy Christmas Live

Join us at 11.00am on our Facebook page, live from St Augustine’s for Messy Christmas.
You can reserve Messy Christmas at home bags at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/messy-christmas-tickets… which have all the craft materials you need.
You will need to collect your bag from St Augustine’s on Saturday 12th December between 9.30am and 11.00am. There are limited bags available.

Sunday 20th December – Carol Service

6pm – Our carol service this year will be broadcast on our Facebook page only. We will retell the Christmas Story through familiar readings and carols. Due to guidelines about singing in church, we will make sure the words are on the screen so you can sing along at home.

Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve

6pm – Crib Service including the blessing of the crib.

Our Crib Service takes place on Christmas Eve at 6pm both in church and here on Facebook. We will re-tell the Christmas Story in our version of the Nativity. Come dressed as your favourite nativity character and come and join the celebration.
Due to COVID-19, there are limited places in church so seats will need to be booked in advance at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/crib-service-tickets…

11.30pm – Midnight Mass – our traditional midnight mass will take place in church and online. Due to restrictions we won’t be able to sing, but we will hear the organ during the service. This service will be ticketed due to limited numbers in the church and tickets can be obtained at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/midnight-mass-tickets-128801…

Order of Service for Midnight Mass

10.00am – Christmas Service – a short family service for Christmas morning in church and online. This service will be ticketed due to limited numbers in the church and places can be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-day-family-service…

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