Christmas at St. Oswald’s

Carols by Candlelight

Sun 22nd December 2019  4.00 p.m.

The traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols led by St Oswald’s Church Choir & Director/Organist Ian Hare. An unforgettable evening of mystery, in the timelessness of midwinter, as we count down the last week before Christmas. Recommended for adults and children of junior age upwards, who enjoy traditional worship based on the King’s College Cambridge readings, singing the carols and listening to the choir’s anthems. With candlelight.

Carols by the Crib

Christmas Eve Tues 24th December 2019  5.00 p.m.

As dusk falls for Christmas Night, everyone gathers together to re-tell the Nativity story. With Crib figures carried by the children while we sing our favourite carols. The Christmas tree and all the decorations will be in place. Suitable for all children and all ages – a great way to begin Christmas together. The service will last about 45 minutes.

Midnight Mass

Christmas Eve Tues 24th December 2019  11.00 p.m.

The traditional welcome for the birth of the Christ Child. Christmas Holy Communion

Christmas Day Festival Communion

Christmas Day Weds 25th December 2019  11.00 a.m.

Join the shepherds in the ‘stable’ and Christians all over the world to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. A service for all ages with carols and a short talk. Children are very welcome to bring something from their stocking to show. Bring along your guests and celebrate together. Everyone welcome!

The Epiphany: Arrival of the Three Kings

Sunday 5th January 2020  11.00 a.m.

The kings (Magi, or wise men) bring their gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. After their long journey, the visitors arrive from afar with gifts for the new baby.