Celebrating Christmas since 1841

Sunday 15 December

 

6 pm  The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is based on a service which has been held in Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, since 1918. The service includes Advent hymns, carols and nine readings from the Bible.

 

St John’s has an excellent choir and we will also sing some of our most loved Christmas carols. The service is a good way to prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. 

 

Monday 24 December - Christmas Eve

6.30 pm  Community Carol Singing and Pageant in our historic grounds. Children are welcome to dress as shepherds, angels or animals for the pageant. This is a fantastic opportunity to share in the joy of Christmas with your family and friends. Grounds open from 5.30 pm. Bring along a picnic basket, blankets and chairs. The wet weather venue is the St John's Hall.

9 pm       Choral Eucharist (with choir)

11 pm     Sung Eucharist

 

Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day

 

8 am        Sung Eucharist

9.30 am   Sung Eucharist

11.15 am Choral Eucharist - 1662 Prayer Book

 

Whether you come with your family, friends or on your own, we look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate the joy and mystery of the Christmas story.

 

St John’s Care Christmas Day Community Lunch

The St John’s Care Christmas Day Community Lunch, in the Church Hall commencing at Noon, is a lunch for anyone and everyone. It is a lunch to make sure that no one has to spend Christmas Day alone. If you are alone on Christmas Day, please come.  If you know of a neighbour or a friend who may be alone, please tell them about the lunch. For more information, please ring St John’s Care on 6248 7771.

Holiday arrangements

St John’s parish office will close at 3.00 pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen at 9 am on Thursday 2 January 2020. St John's Care will be closed over that same period.

 

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