Out and About… Church Services at Christmas

Out and About… Church Services at Christmas

One of Royston’s most iconic scenes is Royston Parish Church all lit up at night, with Christmas making this view even more special.

The large Christmas tree went up on Saturday 2nd December and members of the community are invited to hang a bauble in memory of a loved one. Last year, over 800 baubles adorned the tree.

You are all very welcome to join the congregation at Royston Parish Church for their Christmas services.

Teatime Praise for Christingle Sunday 3rd December, 3.30pm – A service especially for young children and their carers – an opportunity to think about the true meaning of Christmas using the symbolism of a Christingle orange, whilst supporting the work of The Children’s Society.

Advent Carol Service Sunday 3rd December, 6.30pm – A traditional service of Bible readings and carols which reflect the season of Advent with the hope of the coming of the Messiah.

Carol Service Sunday 17th December, 5pm – A traditional service of Bible readings and carols which recalls God’s plan for humankind from creation to Christ’s birth. The contemplative nature of this service makes it more appropriate for older teenagers and adults.

Blue Christmas Friday 22nd December, 6.30pm – A simple service of music, readings, and a reflection of God’s hope for us and presence with us in feeling what we feel. All welcome.

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December, 10am – Said BCP Holy Communion

Crib Service, Sunday 24th December, 2.30pm and 4pm – A service for young children to think about the Christmas story – with songs and lots of fun!

Midnight Mass Sunday 24th December, 11.30pm – The first Eucharist (Holy Communion) of Christmas, with carols and sermon.

Christmas Day Monday 25th December, 10am – Sung Eucharist with Carols

Find out more about all these services – www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk

Churches Together in Royston and District, which includes Royston Parish Church, would like to send festive greetings to all The Listing readers. Please come and join us to celebrate Christmas at one of your local churches’ Christmas services.

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Bassingbourn – Wednesday 6th December, 5.30-7.30pm – The Real Story of Santa Claus

Royston Methodist Church, Sunday 3rd December, 10.30am – First Sunday in Advent Morning Service

Royston Methodist Church, Sunday 10th December, Second Sunday in Advent with Holy Communion

Royston Methodist Church, Monday 11th December, 2pm – Ladies Group Carol Service

Trinity Life Church, Royston, Sunday 17th December, 10.30am – Christmas Carol Service

Bassingbourn United Reformed Church, Bassingbourn, Sunday 17th December, 10.30am – All ages Christmas Family Service

Melbourn Baptist Church, Sunday 17th December – Nativity Service, 10.30am – Carols by Candlelight, 6.30pm

Royston Methodist Church, Sunday 17th December – Third Sunday in advent – Cafe Worship & Toy Service at 10.30am /  ‘Christmas Rocks’ Messy Church at 3pm 

Bassingbourn United Reformed Church, Bassingbourn, Christmas Eve,  Sunday 24th December 9.30am – Service of Lessons and Carols – Taken by Rev. Sue Fender

Royston Methodist Church – Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December – Fourth Sunday in Advent, Morning Service 10.30am /  Christmas Eve Holy Communion service 11.15pm

St Mary’s Parish Church, Therfield, Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December, 10.30am – Holy Communion

St Faith’s Parish Church, Kelshall, Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December,  3pm – Christingle Service

Royston Methodist Church, Christmas Day, Monday 25th December, 9.30am – Family Service

St Thomas’ Roman Catholic Church, Royston, Christmas Day, Monday 25th December – 9am Mass of Christmas Dawn, 10.30am Mass of the Day

Melbourn United Reformed Church, Christmas Day, Monday 25th December, 8.45am – Christmas Day Service

Great Chishill United Reformed Church, Christmas Day, Monday 25th December, 10am – Christmas Day Service

Royston Methodist Church, New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31st December, 10.30am – Morning Service

Royston Methodist Church, Sunday 7th January, 10.30am Morning Service

Royston Methodist Church, Sunday 14th January, 10.30am Methodist Covenant Service

Find out more about Churches Together – www.ct-royston.org.uk
Royston Parish Church –  www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk
Royston Methodist Church – www.royston-methodist.org.uk