Christmas 2017 at Southwater Parish Church

Christmas 2017

 Tues 28 Nov

7:45 for 8pm 

Advent courseAdvent course 2017

Meeting weekly for four weeks, exploring the them "So what are you waiting for?" 

 Thur 30 Nov

10:15 for 10:30am 

Advent courseAdvent course 2017

Meeting weekly for four weeks, exploring the them "So what are you waiting for?" 

 Sun 1 Dec

 7 for 7:30pm

 Advent Carol serviceAdvent carols

With tea coffee and cake from 7pm

 Sat 2 Dec 


 Cantatrice Ladies Choir

Tickets £6 on the door or can be purchased in advance. A one hour concert of Christmas songs.

 Sat 9 Dec

 11am – 4pm

 Community Nativity Scenes in the churchposter nativity scenes

Made or loaned by various community groups and organisations, including the schools. 

Creative, uplifting and special - with beautiful music playing in the background. 

We really appreciate the efforts made by everyone who has contributed.

 Sun 10 Dec


 Christingle ServiceChristingle 2017

Very child friendly. Telling of the love of God through oranges, ribbons and sweeties. 

With a candle on top! 

 Tue 12 Dec


 Holy Innocents Playgroup

A special (private) service for one of our village playgroups.

 Fri 15 Dec


 Southwater Infants Academy Nativity service

A special (private) service for one of our three village schools.

 Sun 17 Dec


 Family Holy Communion with Sunday School

With dress rehearsal for the crib service afterwards.



 Candlelit Carol Service2017 Candlelit carols

Our traditional service of nine lessons and carols. 

 Wed 20 Dec

 7 for 7:30pm

 Blue Christmas: a service of Hope and LightFeeling blue this Christmas?

Not everyone finds all of Christmas easy. A time to explore your blue feelings in this reflective service when we reveal hope and light candles for those we miss. Let us gather our fears and pains, and offer them to God.

 Fri 22 Dec

 From 7pm

 Carols sung in the village pubs during the evening2017 pubs

Great fun singing carols, sharing good cheer and spreading good will to all. We start at The Hen and Chicken (at 7pm), make our way to the Lintot (8pm) and end up at The Cock (9pm).

All timings approximate.

 Sun 24 Dec

10am & 3pm

 Nativity crib serviceNativity 2017

Very child friendly, bring your children dressed as their favourite nativity person.

It isn't possible to have too many little angels and shepherds! 



 Midnight Christmas Service2017 midnight mass

Welcome in the Christ child at this special service.

 Mon 25 Dec


 Christmas Day Family Service2017 Christmas Day

A fun and shorter service, family friendly. Not just for kids, adults too can 

come dressed as a star, angel, shepherd or your favourite character!

 Mon 1 Jan


 New Year’s Day Morning prayerNew Year


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