Christmas at Holy Trinity Church
Christmas is one of the best times to try church. Here at Holy Trinity we have lots of things to see and do over Christmas – some of which are great for helping children understand the meaning behind all the food and gifts, while having some fun too. You would be very welcome to come along to any of our services.
Sunday 11th December
10am All Age Nativity Service
A family-friendly service with carols, telling the story of the first Christmas through readings from the Bible and drama
Wednesday 14th December
10am Midweek Carol Service
A traditional carol service followed by festive refreshments. Ideal if you would like a more reflective service, if you would like to have some space for yourself once the children are at school, or if you work at weekends.
Saturday 17th December
5pm Carols by Candlelight
A family-friendly service of well-known carols and readings
7pm Carols by Candlelight
A traditional service of well-known carols and readings, with the choir
We hear Carols so often in the shops and on the radio that they’re like a soundtrack for December. It’s really special to hear them in church as part of the telling of the Christmas story. Our main Carol Services are on Saturday this year.
4pm & 5.15pm Christingle Services
Short joyful services aimed at children
Christingle services use a special symbol, a decorated orange, to explore the story of God’s love for the world at Christmas. The orange represents the world. The sweets represent God’s creation. The candle represents Jesus, the light of the world bringing hope to those in darkness. The red ribbon around the orange represents the love of God and the blood of Jesus. There will be a collection in aid of the Children’s Society.
11.15pm Traditional Midnight Communion
This late-night service starts on Christmas Eve and ends just after midnight, so you’re among the first to celebrate Christmas! Holy Communion (also called The Eucharist or The Lord’s Supper) is when the congregation shares bread and wine remembering Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.
10.30am Christmas All Age Communion
Start your Christmas Day celebrations with us! A joyful service for the whole family with some well-known carols and Holy Communion.