Christmas 2020

This Christmas will be different and all plans are subject to change, however, the team at St Mary's have been thinking about how to make this special time of year 'special' in 2020.

Bookings for all services in December are now open!


Tearfund's Christmas Cards

Tearfund's Christmas Cards

For those of you ahead of the game, Tearfund's Christmas cards are now available to purchase.

Available in packs of 10 or 20 and produced using only responsibly sourced raw materials. Prices start at £3.50 for a pack and come in a variety of styles and include Bible verses inside.

Click here to browse the collection. Please reach out to for any support.


Summary of December Services & Events

DateService
Sunday 6th December9am - Holy Communion at St Mary's*
10.30am - Holy Communion at St Mary's*
10.30am - Morning Worship at St Peter's
10.30am - Online Holy Communion
Thursday 10th December
All Day - Christmas Wreath Making
Sunday 13th December9am - Holy Communion at St Mary's*
10.30am - Morning Worship at St Mary's*
10.30am - Online Holy Communion
Friday 18th - 20th December4pm - 6pm - Follow the Star: A walk through nativity experience
Sunday 20th December9am - Holy Communion at St Mary's*
10.30am - Holy Communion at St Mary's*
10.30am - Online Holy Communion
3pm - Carols in the Car Park at Knowl Hill Village Hall
Thursday 24th December9.30am - Hunt the Stranger on Mill Green
2pm - Christmas Carol Service at St Mary's*
4pm - Christmas Carol Service at St Mary's*
4pm - Online Sunday Club Nativity Film
6pm - Christmas Carol Service at St Mary's*
6pm - Online Carols from St Mary's
11.15pm - Midnight Holy Communion at St Mary's*
Friday 25th December
8am - Holy Communion at St Mary's*
10am - Morning Worship on Mill Green
10am - Holy Communion at St Peter's
10am - Online Holy Communion

* Please ensure that you reserve your space for this service.


Christmas Wreath Making

Wreath Making

Join us from the comfort of your own home to make a beautiful festive wreath.

Make it on your own or team up with a few friends (up to 6 in your home) at any time on Thursday 10th December.

What's included: your wreath making kit, a Christmas talk and a wreath making demonstration.  You'll need to collect some greenery in advance, to which, we will advise you closer to the time.

To book and arrange payment, please

Wreath Kits - £10


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Follow the Star - A walk through nativity experience

18th December - 20th December

'Follow the Star' a walk through nativity experience

From 4-6pm on the 18th, 19th and 20th December come down to St Mary's Church to experience an immersive Nativity route. Walk with the Wise Men, journey with Mary and Joseph, meet the Shepherds and pause at the manger to uncover the story of the first Christmas, in socially distanced bubbles.

All ages welcome, special activities for children. Free entry (though there will be an opportunity for donations should you wish). Booking for a time slot is essential.

BOOK A SPACE


20th December

Carols in the Car Park - Knowl Hill Village Hall

Join us on Saturday 20th December for a Christmas gathering at 3pm where carols will be played and sung in the car park of Knowl Hill's Village Hall.  There will be some mince pies and mulled wine available, but you are always welcome to bring your own.  Singing will be socially distanced, but please continue to respect those around you.  The service will be short (about half an hour) and the children from Knowl Hill School will be making Christmas tree decorations and writing prayers to go on the tree.  Wrap up warm!

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Hunt the Stranger

'Hunt the Stranger'

This is an event for young families.  Register between 9.30am & 10am at Mill Green and head off to find 12 characters who will be hidden around Wargrave (Ferry Lane, Church Street, Station Road or Mill Green).  Riddles and clues will help you locate Mary, Joseph, The Wise Men and many more and you can ask the characters 'yes' or 'no' questions to confirm their identity.  Prizes will be given to those that find them all!  Approx 1 hour in length.

For details and to sign up, please .


Virtual Nativity

Sunday Club Nativity Film

At 4pm on Christmas Eve tune into the St Mary's Wargrave YouTube channel to watch our Sunday Club children re-enacting the story of the birth of Jesus.  There'll also be an opportunity to join in with some carol singing.  A great thing to watch before bedtime on Christmas Eve!


Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Carol Service - St Mary's

A Christmas Carol Service will be held at 2pm then repeated at 4pm and 6pm with capacity for 60 people at each service.  Book your space early to avoid disappointment.  This will be for older children (Junior School age+) and adults.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE


Midnight Holy Communion

Midnight Holy Communion - St Mary's

A service in modern language with live music will be held at 11.15pm at St Mary's.  Please ensure you book your space to avoid disappointment.  Spaces are limited to 60.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE

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8am Holy Communion - St Mary's

As said service of Holy Communion will take place at 8am at St Mary's.  Spaces are limited to 60.  Please book your space early to avoid disappointment.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE


10am Morning Worship on Mill Green

A Morning Worship service will take place on Mill Green with readings and music.  Bring your own chairs, hot drinks and warm clothes!  Please remember to socially distance and respect others.  You can download the service sheet in advance to print at home or to have on your mobile.  No need to book.


10am Holy Communion - St Peter's

A service of Holy Communion will take place at 10am at St Peter's.

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