If in your heart you make a manger for his birth,
then God will once again become a child on earth.
– Angelus Silesius, 17th C.
Ashby cum Fenby Carol Service
Sunday, 10 December at 2.30 pm
This service at St Peter’s Ashby is a traditional sequence of of well-loved Bible readings and carols for the whole community.
Ravendale School Christingle
Tuesday, 19 December at 5 pm
This service at St Martin’s, East Ravendale is for all the children and families connected with East Ravendale Church of England School.
Ravendale Christmas Service
Friday, 22 December at 6.30 pm
This service at St Martin’s, East Ravendale. is a service for the whole community: a mix of traditional readings, informal stories & carols. The school choir will help lead the service.
Brigsley Carol Service
Sunday, 17 December at 3 pm
A child-friendly, mostly child-led celebration of Christmas at St Helen’s, Brigsley: hear the story, sing the carols, enjoy crowding in to the beautiful old church. There will be mince pies and drinks at Brigsley Village Hall after the service.
New Waltham Carols on the Green
Monday, 18 December at 6 pm outside, 7pm inside
New Waltham Academy Primary School will lead carols on the green at New Waltham at 6 pm, followed by hot chocolate at St Matthew’s, New Waltham. Carols follow in the warmth of the church at 7. Dogs are welcome in church too.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Waltham, Saturday 23 December at 5.30 pm
This is the traditional choral service of Nine Lessons and Carols at All Saints Waltham. For older children, it’s a rite of passage: an initiation into a ‘grown up’ Christmas of mystery and wonder. It’s a tradition that can be kept all your life, wherever you are, whatever life brings.
Crib & Christingle
Sunday, 24 December at 2 pm and 4 pm
This service has become so popular that we do it twice at All Saints, Waltham. The 2 pm service is especially appropriate for families with the youngest children, but all are welcome at either service. There will be candles, sharp things, sweets, and a story or two. Children may need to supervise their adults quite carefully.
Sunday, 24 December at 11.30 pm
A night full of wonder. Another ‘rite of passage’ for those who are outgrowing the Crib & Christingle. A space to encounter all the beauty of God at All Saints, Waltham.
Crib & Communion Service
Sunday, 24 December at 6 pm
A child-friendly service that tells the Christmas Story, leading up to the Christmas celebration of Communion at St Matthew’s, New Waltham.
Barnoldby le Beck
Christmas Carol Service
Sunday, 24 December 7 pm
An informal service of well-loved readings and carols for the whole community at St Helen’s, Barnoldby le Beck.
Monday, 25 December at 8 am
A quiet, said celebration of the Eucharist to start Christmas Day.
All Saints, Waltham
Christmas Eucharist with Carols
Monday, 25 December at 10 am
Carols and a joyful sung Communion for the whole community.
All Saints, Waltham