Christmas Services and Activities 2016
Sunday 18 December (Fourth Sunday in Advent)
5pm Candlelit Carol Service with Children’s Christingle
Join us to prepare to celebrate the love and mystery of Christmas – a Traditional Carol Service for adults and children together: Starting with trebles singing ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ and ending with Christingle lights procession to celebrate the great reading from St John’s Gospel. Collection for the Children’s Society– all are invited to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies after.
Christmas Eve (Saturday 24 December)
5pm The Children’s Crib Service & Toddlers’ Christingle
(for children 8 months to 88 years)
A fun and atmospheric re-telling of the Christmas story as we build a beautiful Crib at the front of the nave and make our journey to the manger.
11pm Midnight Mass and blessing of the Crib
St Hilda’s offering us a taste of traditional mystery, with a deep sense of love through the lifting up of Christ’s sacrifice. Candles increase the soul light, friends join with the regular congregation. A procession brings the image of the infant Christ to the Crib. Incense is used with ceremonial style worship.
Christmas Day (Sunday 25 December)
10.30 am Sung Eucharist of Christmas Morning
and visit to the Crib – All Ages welcome
This is rather informal day after the night before we offer the Eucharist to partake of God’s love- We all sit in the chancel near the high altar – jolly carols like ‘The holly and the ivy’ are sung. We end with a trip to the crib for a short devotion.