Christmas 2016

              In the Bible it says:
                      “The true light that gives light to everyone
                                        was coming into the world."

                                                          (John, Chapter 1, Verse 9)




All services at St. Mary's Church, Old Road, are organised to be COVID-secure.

Scroll down for dates and times!


Sunday, 20 December, 6:30pm

Online Carol Service

Our Carol Service this year will be on-line via YouTube, and can be listened to,
viewed and sung to in the comfort of your living room
at 6:30pm, or any time later that suits you.
Many thanks to the choir who participated in the readings
(all recorded outside) and the singing (recorded separately and then mixed).


Thursday, 24 December, 11:45pm

Christmas Eve Service

This service will be held in the Church Hall instead of the main church building and will be restricted in numbers to 40. There will be a booking system in place to ensure we do not exceed our risk assessment.

To book a place simply ring 01255 679164 or email the office
and we shall confirm you are booked.

During the booking process we shall ask for Track & Trace details, so please be
prepared to give your full name, the full name of anyone accompanying you and a working
telephone number. These details will only be used to call you in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case or a cancellation of the service due to new government restrictions.

Your details will be destroyed 21 days later in line with our Track & Trace data policy.

Friday, 25 December, 10:30am

Christmas Day Service

... a celebration of the Saviour’s birth.

Access to the church is via the Fourth Avenue doors,
and exit via the South Door onto the footpath.
On entry, everyone will be required to hand-sanitise.
The details of each person will be recorded in case Track & Trace is required.
Worshippers will be directed to a seat, you will not be able to choose where to sit.
Sadly there can be no singing of hymns or songs.


Sunday, 27 December

No Services


Sunday, 3 January 2021
Sunday 10 January 2021

Services suspended

Considering the worsening COVID-19 situation,
we have decided to suspend church services for 3 & 10 January.
Should the current high levels of infection remain,
we may further suspend services for the rest of January.
We will keep you informed of this via the church website, email and phone calls.

This will also apply to Wednesday Communion Services in the Old Church.

Our online services will continue, together with 'Thursday Church by Zoom' which recommences on 7 January at 10am, and my daily 'facecasts' on Facebook & YouTube.

Please continue to pray for St Mary's Church and one another during this difficult time..

 Christmas 2016

              In the Bible it says:
                “The true light that gives light to everyone
                                        was coming into the world."

                                                          (John, Chapter 1, Verse 9)