Christmas Services 2019

Sunday 15th December

3.30pm: Messy Nativity
Mess! Fun! Food! FREE Kids crafts, activities, games, stories, & songs! Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free, no booking necessary, but – if you can – please email to let us know you’re coming: youthworker@stleonardslexden.org.uk

Sunday 22nd December

2.30pm: Charles Dickens
Performed by Anthony Roberts & Jamie Cunliffe in aid of Colchester CAP Debt Centre.
6.30pm: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
A service of traditional carols and readings.

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve

2.30pm: Crib Service
Especially for small children who are invited to come dressed as shepherds or angels.
4.30pm*: The Service of Light – a candlelight carol service for all ages
The 4.30pm service is usually very busy with standing room only. If we are full, there may be the option to watch the service in our side room on a large TV screen. However, the service is also repeated at 6.30pm.
6.30pm*: The Service of Light – a candlelight carol service for all ages
If we are full, there may be the option to watch the service in our side room on a large TV screen.
*These two services are identical.
11.15pm: Midnight Mass with the Blessing of the Crib

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day

8.00am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
9.45am: Christmas Eucharist
6.30pm: No Evening Service

Thursday 26th December – Friday 27th December

There are no midweek services.

Sunday 29th December

8.00am: No Service
9.45am: Parish Eucharist (Common Worship)
6.30pm: No Service

The 2019 Christmas card with details of our Services

A summary of our Christmas Services 2019 (pdf format) can be downloaded here … Read more >>