Advent & Christmas


Our aim during the season of Advent is to offer opportunities to make room in our frenzied busy lives for personal preparation for the true meaning of Christmas.  

The church offers opportunities to engage with the journey to Bethlehem through decoration, resources and reflective areas. Above all the church, open every day with a warm welcome, provides a space of calm tranquility for our thoughts.  During this season there may also opportunities on offer to engage further with Advent such as meeting in homes, the church room, or the pub for the men to share fellowship and discuss different aspects of the journey. 

Advent offers us an opportunity to pause, reflect and act. St Mary's Eco Church team have been looking at spiritual, ecological and practical opportunities this Advent. Find out more here. 



Christmas begins at St Mary's when we invite the village to join us Carol Singing on the Village Green - see the Calendar for the date this year.  Then follows a programme of traditional Christmas Services throughout the season. On Christmas Eve there is a family Criv Service during late afternoon and a Midnight Mass in the late evening.  Christmas Day begins with Holy Communion at 8 am followed by Parish Communion at 10 am. Click link for Advent and Christmas Events & Services  this year.




Eco Church Advent Opportunities