Christmas 2021


On this page you will find information and links about our Christmas worship and other Christmassy activities.

It's all arranged in date order, so please scroll down the page to find what you are looking for.

We hope and pray that you will be able to join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus once again.


Covid precautions: We’re sure you are finding it as difficult to negotiate this world of virus, vaccines and fluctuating infection rates as we are. It is now a legal requirement for all adults to wear a face-covering whilst within the church building, unless exempt. We request that they are adjusted to cover nose and mouth, including whilst singing

We have also reluctantly taken the decision to limit the number of people we can accommodate within St James for the Carol Service, and to move our Crib Services online.

We’re sure you will appreciate that if we need to adjust these arrangements to keep things safe then we will. 

Thank you


Christmas Eve 

Crib on the Couch 

Christmas crib.jpg

 Grab a mince pie, turn on the tree lights, gather the family together and make yourselves comfortable to share in the Christmas story via our YouTube channel.

Dressing up optional....

We have reluctantly taken the decision that we could not guarantee a safe environment for families and helpers if we held the Crib Services in person. We hope and pray that we will be able to hold our Crib Services "in real life" again from next year.

The recording will be available from early on Christmas Eve.

Services of Holy Communion will be held in our churches on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas Eve 7pm: Christ the King

Christmas Eve 11:30pm: Midnight Communion at St James', and live-streamed to our YouTube channel here .

Christmas Day 8am: St James'

Christmas Day 9am: St John's

Christmas Day 10:30am: St James', and live-streamed to our YouTube channel here

We hope you will be able to join us.

Please see here for information on Covid precautions in our buildings.


Sunday 26th December

St John's Tidbury Green, Patronal Festival

St John's table.jpeg

We have reluctantly taken the decision to move this service online, due to the current Covid situation.

Sadly we are unable to livestream from St John's, but a pre-recorded service is available here. Please join in at 9am or at a suitable time for you.

Christmas on Catch-up

We're recording many of our services and events, so that anyone who isn't able to get there in person can still join in.

Please see below for details......

Candle (our image).jpg

Christmas Memorial Service

A space to remember those we have loved and lost, as Christmas approaches.

The video is available here. It lasts around 45 minutes.