Christmas Services 2020



Nativity scene from the East window of St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church - Saffron Walden

Everyone at St Mary's Church wishes you a peaceful, blessed and healthy Christmas.

We warmly invite you to share in our Advent and Christmas services this year. Due to Covid restrictions most of our services will be online on YouTube.

Services subject to change in accordance with government regulations.

If you would like to make a donation to St Mary's Church then please click here.

Advent Calendar

Take a look at this online Advent Calendar at  Click on each day for cornucopia of specially selected music, art, reflections. There is also one here for children.

Sunday 6th December

4.00pm      Christingle Service - On YouTube
This service is accompanied by members of our Junior Choir and is particularly suitable for children. Christingles that are lit during the service are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle symbolizing Christ as the light of the world. YouTube link available here nearer the time.

Find out more about Christingles here and the Children’s Society here.  To make a donation to  the Children’s Society click here.

6.30pm     Advent Carol Service - On YouTube
Join with readers from local churches and our choir for this special service of readings and carols to mark the start of our preparation for Christmas. YouTube link  Download an order of service here.
This Advent Service makes preparation for the coming of our Lord to earth and the form of the service is based upon ancient and traditional sources of the Church. 

Sunday 20th December

6.30pm        Service of Nine Lessons and Carols - On YouTube
A traditional service of bible readings and carols sung by the choir. YouTube link 

Christmas Eve – Thursday 24th December

4.00pm        Lighting of the Christmas Tree - On YouTube
This service accompanied by members of our Junior Choir is particularly suitable for children.  YouTube link available here nearer the time.

Christmas Day – Friday 25th December

Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on this special day.

10.00am        Family Communion -  on YouTube and Zoom.  
YouTube link:  (If Covid restrictions permit it may be possible to have a limited congregation for this service - details nearer the time)

St James – Sewards End

Thursday 24 December – Christmas Eve
11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion

Friday 25 December – Christmas Day
9.30am  Family Communion

St Johns – Little Walden

Friday 25th  December – Christmas Day
11.15 a.m.    Christmas Family Service

For current information on the above contact the Parish Office - or call 01799 506024 Mon-Fri 9.30am-12noon

"All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn."
Luke 2: 3-7