Christmas Services 2020

Welcome to our North Cheltenham Team Christmas Services for 2020!

We want to cater for as many people as possible to attend Christmas Services at our Churches, and so we will be ‘doubling up’ on many of our services! (Or even ‘trebling up’ when you add our online services!)

This means that entry to ALL OF OUR CHRISTMAS SERVICES WILL BE BY TICKET ONLY to enable us to limit numbers to our current permitted capacity with the necessary two metres spacing. These tickets are now available on Eventbrite. Click here to book tickets.

For those who aren’t confident with the internet, or don’t have access to the internet, please contact Revd Tom on 07539 551398 or Kate (in the office) on 01242 244877, or email: admin@northchelt.org.uk.

We are also offering online services which are listed below:

While we will do our best to keep these services to the formats that are so loved and well known, there will have to be some differences this year, due to the current Tier 2 restrictions in which we find ourselves. You will need to wear a mask when attending any of these services (as before), following the mandatory requirement to wear masks when inside Churches. You will only be able to attend a service as a household/support bubble following the ‘Rule of 6’. There should be no mixing or ‘mingling’ between ‘bubbles’ while attending these services.

For the safety and well being of all who will be in attendance I know that we can count on your support and co-operation with these rules to enable us to keep our doors open and continue with services!

Thank you. The North Cheltenham Team Clergy


Saturday 19th December

1400 Carols in the (Car) Park at Swindon Village Hall Car Park

ONLINE SERVICES

Sunday 20th December

1830 Online Nine Lessons and Carols pre-recorded video

Monday 21st December

1800 Online Christmas Together video to go out (a collaboration of St Mary’s and St Nicolas and the clergy instead of the Celebration of Christmas which usually happens at St Nicolas)

Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

2330 Live streamed Midnight Mass from All Saints

Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)

0930 Live streamed Said Eucharist from St Nicolas

ST MARY’S CHURCH

Sunday 20th December

1530 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

1830 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

1830 Online Nine Lessons and Carols pre-recorded video

Wednesday 23rd December

1400 Crib Service

1600 Crib Service

Thursday 24th December

1400 Crib Service

1600 Crib Service

2100 Midnight Mass

2330 Midnight Mass

Friday 25th December

0800 Said Mass

1100 Said Mass

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ST LAWRENCE CHURCH

Sunday 20th December 2020

1530 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

1830 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

Thursday 24th December 2020 (Christmas Eve)

1600 Crib service at St Lawrence

2100 Midnight Mass at St Lawrence

2330 Midnight Mass at St Lawrence

Friday 25th December 2020 (Christmas Day)

0915 Said Holy Communion at St Lawrence


ST NICOLAS CHURCH

Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

2330 Midnight Mass

Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)

0930 Said Eucharist at St Nicolas (streamed live)

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ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Sunday 20th December

1600 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

1830 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

1600 Crib service at All Saints

2100 Midnight Mass at All Saints

2330 Midnight Mass at All Saints (streamed live)

Friday 25th December 2020 (Christmas Day)

0800 Said Mass at All Saints

1030 Said Mass at All Saints


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ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH

Thursday 24th December 2020 (Christmas Eve)

1400 Carol service at St Mary Magdalene

1830 Carol service at St Mary Magdalene

Friday 25th December 2020 (Christmas Day)

1045 Said Holy Communion at St Mary Magdalene

Sunday 27th December 2020

No services in Church across the Team

1030 Pre-recorded Mass to be premiered on YouTube and Facebook

Please note that there will not be live services on Sunday 27th December. This is following a letter from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert requesting all clergy have a post-Christmas break and have some time with their families and friends. They have given a special Episcopal dispensation to all clergy from having to lead worship on that day.