Christmas at Christ Church Thornton

Carols and Christingle on the Car Park

Sunday 19th December, 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM

Click here for the Carol Sheet

Following on from the success of last year’s outdoor carols on the car park, it is returning by popular demand! But this year there is a twist – we will also be having Christingle. This will make it a service for all the family. We will be using ‘glow stick’ candles which are safe (flame-free) and will glow in the dark and last for several hours upon returning home. Should the weather be unsuitable, the service will take place inside Church instead. Our music group will be leading the carols and Christmas songs. BOOKING IS REQUIRED for this service.

Festive Musical Lunches with Turkey Sandwiches and Festive Soup

Monday 20th December to Thursday 23rd December

From 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, you are welcome to enjoy a simple but tasty lunch (special soup and special sandwiches), crackers, carols, Christmas jumpers, mince pies and (non alcoholic) mulled wine. £5 per person. BOOKING IS REQUIRED for catering purposes. Bookings will be open soon through the website from Monday 22nd November. BOOKING IS REQUIRED.

Nativity Crib Service

Friday 24th December, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Children are encouraged to come along dressed as their favourite character in the nativity story. It will be an interactive service, with children encouraged to join in at the front of Church (but with no obligation). We will be telling the beautiful story of the birth of Jesus our Saviour and worshipping him in age-appropriate ways.

Christmas Eve Midnight Communion Service

Friday 24th December, 11:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Perhaps the greatest way to welcome in Christmas morning – gathering in the sacred space of Church, communing as God’s people around the Lord’s table, remembering his birth, death and resurrection.

Christmas Day Celebration Communion Service

Saturday 25th December, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

For all ages, a special service on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour.

(please note: the Christmas Day Community Dinner in the Community Centre Hall is subject to the new kitchen being complete. As the weeks progress, updates on this will follow).

Sunday Celebration

Sunday 26th December, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

An opportunity for all congregations to join together in worship, teaching and sharing holy communion.

(please note: this service replaces all other usual services on this day).

Epiphany Celebration

Sunday 2nd January 2022, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Another opportunity for all congregations to join together, celebrating Epiphany.

(please note: this service replaces all other usual services on this day).

From Sunday 9th January 2022 all services resume as normal at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.