Advent and Christmas Services

“Yet in thy dark streets shineth…”

All you need to know about what is happening over Advent and Christmas at St Mary’s (SM), at St Stephen’s (SS) and on our YouTube Channel (YT), ‘St Mary’s Church & St Stephen’s Church, Bath’.

Please note:

  • St Mary’s Church is limited to 20 places, bookable via Gabriela in the Church Office (office@ststephensbath.org.uk) or the Eventbrite link for that service.
  • All outside gatherings will be carefully prepared and managed in keeping with the latest Government regulations for Tier 2. Please respect their instructions, and keep socially distanced.

Sunday 20th December

  • 9:00am       SM      Eucharist
  • 9:00am       YT       Eucharist
  • 10:45am     SS       All-Age, Socially Responsible Nativity
  • 5:00pm       SM       Lantern-light Carols in the Garden (please dress warmly and bring a lantern, torch or similar with you)
  • 5:00pm       SS       Lantern-light Carols on the Green (please dress warmly and bring a lantern, torch or similar with you)
  • 5:00pm       YT       A Service of Lessons and Carols: Yet in the dark streets shineth the everlasting light  (the service premiers at 5pm and is available to watch afterwards)

Tuesday 22nd December

  • from 6pm       Ensleigh       Covid-safe Carol Singing around Ensleigh – beginning outside Abbot Alphege Academy primary school at 6pm.  Please dress warmly and bring a lantern, torch or similar with you.

Thursday 24th December, Christmas Eve

  • 9:00am       YT       Scruffy Church TV – Christmas Special! (the service premiers at 9am and available to watch afterwards)
  • 5:00pm       SS       Christingle Outdoors.  Please dress warmly and bring a lantern, torch or similar with you – or bring a jamjar half-filled with sand or soil for a candle.
  • 8:00pm       YT       Recorded Watchnight Eucharist (the service premiers at 8pm and available to watch afterwards)
  • 11.30pm     SM      Midnight Mass.  Please note that due to the Coronavirus restrictions numbers are limited to 20 and need to be reserved via the Church Office or https://st-marys-charlcombe-eurcharist-24dec2020.eventbrite.co.uk
  • 11:30pm     SS       Midnight Mass

Friday 25th December, Christmas Day

  • 10:00am       SM       Garden, Covid-Safe Outdoor Christmas Gathering with Carols, followed by
  • 10:45am       SM       Christmas Eucharist at 10.45. Please note that due to the Coronavirus restrictions numbers are limited to 20 and need to be reserved via the Church Office or https://st-marys-charlcombe-eurcharist-25dec2020.eventbrite.co.uk
  • 10:00am       SS       Family Christmas Communion, followed by a couple of Covid-safe Carols on the Green at 11:00 am.
  • 10:00am       YT       Recorded Eucharist for Christmas with carols.

Sunday 27th December

  • 10:00am       SS       Said Benefice BCP Service of Holy Communion
  • 11:00am       YT       The above service recorded for worship via YouTube