Christmas Services 2018 at Holy Trinity

Christmas Collections

Our collections for the Christmas period will be divided equally between 3 charities.
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Photo by Russell Hirst

From choir-led carols to the chance to dress up as a nativity character at The Big Nativity, our Christmas Services cater for a range of ages and worship styles. You don't have to be a regular at Holy Trinity to join us; you will receive a warm welcome whether you are visiting Stratford-upon-Avon for the holidays or maybe even attending church for the first time. Our services will help you to get into the Christmas spirit and contemplate the true meaning of Christmas, giving thanks for Christ's birth.

Advent Carol Service

Sunday 2nd December at 6.00pm 

Begin your Advent journey with this special service, beginning in darkness and ending by candlelight.
After the service, mince pies and mulled wine will be served at the back of church.

 

Christingle Service

Sunday 9 December at 4pm at Holy Trinity Church

A fun and lively service, with children in mind, but meaningful for all ages.
As part of the service each child is given a Christingle made from an orange to represent the world. The other the elements of the Christingle help children to understand God’s love and the importance of Jesus at Christmas time. This is a special service, especially when the lights are turned out and Holy Trinity church is lit by the candles the children have in their Christingle. As part of the service there will be a collection taken to support the work of the charity The Children's Society.

Christmas Eve Services

3.00pm (Doors open 2.15pm) A Service of Lessons & Carols

Led by the choir this is a traditional carol service in which we hear the ancient prophecies about the coming of Jesus from the Old Testament and the story of his birth in the Gospels. Between the Lessons the choir sings beautiful Christmas music and leads the singing of carols. (This service is not suitable for very young children. They are very welcome at all other services, especially The Big Nativity at 5pm).

5.00pm The Big Nativity

An interactive crib service for families in which the amazing events in the stable are brought to life and we sing carols together. Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite nativity character and join in if they wish.

6.30pm Carols for All

An informal service of carols and Christmas readings. (Please note that the choir will not be singing at this service).

11.00pm Midnight Mass

Our first Eucharist of Christmas is a wonderful celebration of Holy Communion in a candlelit Holy Trinity. As we enter Christmas Day itself, we rejoice that Jesus Christ is here with us, not just a baby born 2,000 years ago, but present in bread and wine and within each of us.

Christmas Day Services

8.00am Holy Communion with Carols

A short service using traditional language with a few carols. The perfect, peaceful start to your Christmas Day.

10.00am Christmas Day All Age Eucharist

This service of Holy Communion is for all the family, whatever your age. With Christmas carols, creche facilities for the younger ones and an interactive talk, it's a joyful celebration of Christmas for the whole community.

St Helen's, Clifford Chambers

23rd December at 6.30pm, Carol Service

Christmas Eve at 5.00pm, Christingle Service

Christmas Day at 9.30am, Christmas Day Eucharist

All Saints', Luddington

16th December at 3.30pm, Christingle Service

23rd December at 3.45pm, Carol Service

Christmas Eve at 7.45pm, Carols on the Green

Christmas Day at 9.30am, Christmas Day Eucharist