Midnight Mass begins at 11.15 pm on 24 December 2008. The service will include popular Christmas Carols and the Messe de Minuit by Charpentier.
The Christmas Day service will be at 1030 am on 25 December 2008. It will be a Sung Eucharist with full choir.
26 November – Eucharist at 0930
27 November – Eucharist at 0930
First Sunday of Christmas – services at 0830 and 1030
The days following Christmas Day are special commemorations and these will be kept in full at St Mary’s this year.
There will be Eucharists at 0930 on the following days:
26 December 2008 – St Stephen’s Day (An ideal start to the day for anyone planning on a walk up a hill or a stomp through the park to clear away the cobwebs)
27 December 2008 – St John the Evangelist
29 December 2008 – Holy Innocents (Sometimes people who have particular sad memories at Christmastide find it appropriate to come to this service. It is also a service when we pray for those who are the victims of sudden violence or terrorism).
Note that there will be no Evensong on 28 December.