Christmas is one of the most important festivals in the Christian calendar, and here at St Luke’s, we’re looking forward to some wonderful services and events over the festive period.
We begin the celebrations with our annual candle-lit carol service on 13 December at 8pm. The St Luke’s choir will lead us in favourite hymns and carols, and wow us with some of their own stirring performances, too. Afterwards, there’ll be mulled wine and mince pies.
The 11am service on 20 December will be given over to the children’s nativity play. The kids are rehearsing hard on a fun and creative interpretation of the Christmas story – not to be missed! Afterwards, our monthly church lunch will be a special Christmas meal – a big thank you to Rajini and Dave for making it happen.
After Sunday morning services until 13 December, there’ll be stalls selling church members’ handmade and fairtrade gifts, so if you’ve got presents to buy, bring your wallet – 10% of takings go to the Street Child United Games. Don’t forget to pick up any Christmas orders from our Traidcraft stall, open after Sunday morning services.
On Christmas Eve at 11.30pm, we gather for midnight mass. We’ll see in Christmas Day with a beautiful candle-lit service, and more evocative performances from the choir. There’ll be an opportunity to remember absent friends, who we often miss more than ever at this time of year.
On Christmas morning, there’ll be a family service at 10.30am (earlier than our usual services, so you can head home to get the dinner sorted). It’s a joyous all-age gathering to kick off the big day with a celebration of the true meaning of Christmas.
We’ll be back in church on 27 December at 11am for our usual Sunday morning service.
Whether you’re a regular at St Luke’s, an occasional visitor, or you’ve never joined us before, you’ll find a warm welcome at all our services over the festive period. Season’s greetings to everyone in the parish of St Luke’s, West Holloway, and beyond.