Advent / Christmas Services 2017

Here are the details of all the special Advent / Christmas Services which are taking place throughout December. Details of regular services can be found on the “Services” link at the top of this page.

Sunday 3rd December (1st Sunday of Advent)

Beechingstoke 11am Toy Service
Pewsey 3pm Christingle Service
Alton Barnes 6pm Advent Service of Light

Sunday 10th December (2nd Sunday of Advent)

North Newton 11am Parish Communion with Carols
Stanton St Bernard 5pm Carol and Crib Service

Wednesday 13th December

Pewsey 10am Blue Christmas Service

Thursday 14th December

Woodborough 6pm Carol Service with Woodborough School

Sunday 17th December (3rd Sunday of Advent)

Upavon 3pm Carol Service
Manningford Bruce 4pm Carol Service
Oare 4pm Carol Service
Rushall 5pm Carol Service (candlelit)
Alton Barnes 6pm Carol Service
Easton Royal 6pm Carol Service
Milton Lilbourne 6pm Carol Service

Thursday 21st December

Pewsey 6.30pm Carol Service

Saturday 23rd December

Wootton Rivers 5pm Carol Service

Christmas Eve (24th) 4th Sunday of Advent

Pewsey 9.30am Holy Communion Service (said)
North Newnton 3pm Crib and Christingle Service
Oare 3pm Crib Service
Woodborough 4pm Crib Service
Pewsey 4pm Crib Service
Upavon 4pm Christingle Service
Milton Lilbourne 4.30 pm Crib Service
Beechingstoke 5pm Carol/Crib Service
Charlton St Peter 6.30 pm Carol Service

Christmas Eve (24th) Midnight Services 

Stanton St Bernard 11pm Communion
Woodborough 11pm Communion
Milton Lilbourne 11pm Communion
Wootton Rivers 11pm Communion
Easton Royal 11pm Communion
Upavon 11.30 pm Communion
Pewsey 11.30 pm Communion
Alton Barnes 11.30 pm Communion
Wilcot 11.30 pm Communion

Christmas Day 

Manningford Bruce 9.30 am Christmas Communion
Rushall 9.30 am Christmas Communion
Pewsey 11am Christmas Communion
Beechingstoke 11am Christmas Communion
Huish 11am Christmas Communion

Sunday 31st December (1st Sunday of Christmas)

Woodborough 11am Team Communion with carols

Here is an explanation to the different types of services:

Christingle Services
We are reminded of the good news of Christmas in the decorating of the Christingle oranges and the lighting of the candles.  These services are particularly suitable for children.

Crib Services
We recall the wonder of the very first Christmas in re-telling the story through the singing of carols and placing figures from the nativity in the crib.  These services are also particularly suitable for children.

Carol Services
We gather together to praise God and hear the good news of Christmas through Bible readings and the singing of carols.

“Blue Christmas” Service
If you are feeling that this will be a ‘Blue’ Christmas for you, or you know someone who does, come and join us at a reflective ‘Blue Christmas’ service. Take hope from Jesus who came to share the sorrows and the joys of our lives, who doesn’t ask for ‘seasonal cheer’ but who offers his love and his light.

Midnight Communion
These services start just before midnight on Christmas Eve. During the service, you will have the opportunity to take communion (bread and wine) or receive a blessing from the priest.

Christmas Communion

These services take place on the morning of Christmas Day. During the service, you will have the opportunity to take communion (bread and wine) or receive a blessing from the priest.