What’s on this Advent and Christmas?
Below you will find information about both the services during Advent and Christmas, and the Advent Windows being lit up in our Benefice.
Advent Windows, 2021
For the days of December up to and including Christmas day, a new window (or more) will be lit up each night from 4pm-10pm – inviting us all to walk excitedly and reflectively towards Christmas. The windows will light up each night up to 2nd January 2021 in both Lansdown and Ensleigh.
You can download the maps for both sets of Advent Windows below. Alternatively you can use the interactive map via Google Maps via this link or below – if you access the map on a smart-phone the app can plot a router you to each window.
- Interactive map for both Ensleigh and Lansdown of Advent Windows
- Downloadable map for Advent Windows across Lansdown
You can also pick up paper copies of the maps from outside St Mary’s Church, St Stephen’s Church and the Rectory and Richmond Arms on Richmond Place.
We are so grateful to everyone who will take part in the Lansdown and Ensleigh Advent Windows events, and we hope you enjoy them!
Philip, Debbie and Andrew
Services during Advent and Christmas
Sunday 12 December: 5.30pm at St Stephen’s, Lansdown – LGBT+ Affirming Carol Service joint with Christ Church and Oasis Church
Sunday 19 December:
- 10.45am at St Stephen’s Church – an All-Age, Socially Responsible Nativity with BCP Holy Communion afterwards
- 5pm at St Mary’s – Choral Carols Outside by Lanternlight (BYO lantern)
- 6.30pm at St Stephen’s Church – Choral Carols by Candlelight, download the service booklet here
Tuesday 21 December: 7pm at St Stephen’s Church – Blue Christmas. A service reflecting the painful aspects of celebrating Christmas
Thursday 23 December: 7pm, Mulled Carols and Beer outside at The Artery (7 Richmond Place, BA1 5PZ)
Friday 24 December:
- 5pm, Christingle outside and beside St Stephen’s Church
- from 9pm on YouTube – a recorded First Communion of Christmas (often called Midnight Mass)
- 11.30pm at St Stephen’s – Midnight Choral Mass
Saturday 25 December:
- from 8am on YouTube – a recorded Eucharist for Christmas Day
- 10am at St Mary’s Church – Carols outside with a short Eucharist outside the church
- 10am at St Stephen’s Church – Family Christmas Communion
Sunday 26 December
- No services at St Mary’s Church or at St Stephen’s Church.
- from 8am on YouTube – a recorded BCP Communion for St Stephen’s Day
- 10am – We will be welcome at Christ Church, Julian Road