Christmas at St. Saviour’s

Christmas is nearly upon us! With only a few weeks to go until the season starts, here is all the information you need to know about our services over this festive period.

Women’s Christmas Market

29th November | 7:30-10pm 

Join us for a fabulous evening of making crafts, buying presents, drinking mulled wine and eating yummy Christmassy nibbles. Featuring a live jazz band to get us in the festive spirit!

This event is for women and girls aged 14+. £4 online in advance / £2.50 student concession/ £5 on the door.*

Book online in advance here.

 

Acoustic Carols

8th December | 6pm

We’re kicking off our Christmas season with our Acoustic Carols. This will be a really fun and informal night set in the round. If you’re a student or young adult, this is definitely the one to invite friends to!

 

Family Carols

15th December | 10:30am

A family carol service with an all age orchestra. Come along and bring your small shepherds, angels and wise men & women, to be part of the Christmas story. This service will be full of Christmas games, fun and celebration. Everyone is invited to come dressed up in a nativity costume or Christmas Jumper!

This service will be suitable for all children of all ages 0-99 and will last for approximately 1 hour with refreshments served afterwards.  It is not ticketed, so please turn up early to get your seats.

 

Contemporary Carols

15th December | 6pm

We’d love you to join us on this merry evening as as we sing carols led by our fantastic band, drink mulled wine and hear a wonderful Christmas message! Bring your friends and family, it’s going to be awesome!

This will replace the normal 6pm evening service. This service is not appropriate for younger children (please see morning family carols) and is not ticketed so please turn up early to get your seats.

 

Choir Led Carols

22nd December | 5pm

Once again, we are delighted that Jonathan Veira will be leading this carol service.  Expect a choir, orchestra, traditional readings and a short talk.  Bring your friends along to this wonderful celebration of Christmas.

Please bear in mind this service is not appropriate for young children and there will not be children’s provision. These services are not ticketed so please turn up early to get your seats.

 

Christingle

24th December | 4pm

Our Christingle service is open to all but particularly appropriate for families with younger children. The format will be informal, interactive and full of fun, led by our Children’s Pastor Jo Foster.

This service should last approximately 1 hour and is not ticketed so please turn up early to get your seats.

We are inviting members of Trekkers (our additional needs ministry) to join us at the Christingle.  Parents of Trekkers children, will need to remain responsible for your children during the Christingle service as only a few members of the Trekkers team will be available to offer limited support. The light room (our sensory room) will be open for parents to retire to if their children need a quiet space.

 

Midnight Communion

24th December | 11pm

It’s always busy at St. Saviour’s on the night before Christmas. Come join us for an upbeat late night service with communion as we see in the next morning and be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas.

This service is not ticketed so please turn up early to get your seats.

 

Christmas Communion

25th December | 8am

A traditional communion service for the earlybirds on Christmas morning.

This service should last about 45 minutes.  Please note there will be no children’s provision at this service.

 

Christmas Celebration

25th December | 10:30am

Come and join us as we celebrate Christmas together. This service is for all ages and will include carols and a short talk as well as lots of festive fun!

Please note, there will be no children’s groups running during the service, as our morning Christmas celebration is designed for all ages and a perfect opportunity to celebrate together as the Big Family.

 

 

 

Extra Information:

Tickets: None of our events are ticketed this year with the exception of the Women’s Christmas Market. Therefore please leave yourself time to park and find your seats. Please do not save seats within the church as this will inconvenience others who have arrived early.
Accessibility: All our services benefit from level access and a hearing loop. Some services (as below) will have BSL interpretation.
Service with BSL support:
5pm Choir-Led Carols on 22nd December.
11pm Midnight Communion on Christmas Eve.
10.30am Christmas Celebration on Christmas Day.
After Christmas: On the Sunday after Christmas (29th December) there will be one 10:30 am service. While there will be no specific provision for children, families and young people, everyone will be most welcome as we reflect on the year that is past and look forward to the New Year.
Offerings / Collections: Our Christmas offerings this year will be collected for A21, who are eradicating human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare. We will also be supporting Angel Tree with our offering, which is a charity initiative that helps provide Christmas presents to the families of imprisoned offenders.
Church Centre: The church centre will be closed between Thursday 26th December and Saturday 4th January inclusive. During this time, there will be an out of hours phone services for pastoral emergencies, details of which will be made available via church communications nearer the time.