Advent & Christmas at St Bride’s Church
Christmas will be a very different experience for all of us and we may need to find new and creative ways to celebrate it. But to revisit the wonderful and hope-filled Christmas story in words and music, and to carry something of that hope into the world around us, where so many are lonely or struggling, is a very good place to start that process.
Advent began at the end of November when worship was suspended during the lockdown. Now restrictions have eased, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors and worshippers to our programme of events as we prepare for Christmas.
All our services will continue to be available online for those unable to attend in person; click on the links below to register and you will be sent details of how to watch each service.
Due to social distancing requirements, numbers are limited in church so please register to pre-book your place. Please register soon to avoid disappointment.
Ceremony of Carols, Sunday 13th December, 5.30 pm
For many, this service is at the heart of their Christmas preparations. Plainsong Evensong is followed by Benjamin Britten’s set of carols for harp and voices.
Fleet Street Carols, Thursday 17th December, 12 and 5.00 pm (online only)
Our annual community carol fest for all who know St Bride’s. Sadly, this service’s very popularity has meant that we cannot safely host it this year, so please note this service is ONLINE ONLY.
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Sunday 20th December, 5.30 pm
The only chance during Advent to hear the full biblical story of the prophecy and birth of Christ interspersed with carols and anthems.
Christmas Eve Sing Choirs of Angels, Thursday 24th December, 4.30 pm
Seasonal music, readings and poetry conjuring up a celebratory yet reflective atmosphere ahead of the big day.
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, Thursday 24th December, 11.30 pm
A special late night service sharing in the anticipation of the joy of Christmas and celebrating its message of good news.
Christmas Day Family Service, Friday 25th December, 11.00 am
Amidst the whirl of excitement of Christmas morning, take time to reflect on the wonder and hope that the birth of Christ brings to us all.
St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street
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