Christmas at St James's

Christmas services at St James's include a Carol Service the Sunday before Christmas, Christmas Eve 'Midnight Mass', Christmas morning Holy Communion and Parish Communion and two very popular Children's Carol Services on Christmas Eve afternoon.

Christmas at St James'sThe church is always beautifully decorated at Christmas with a Christmas tree, Advent wreath, many candles and appropriate flower and green arrangements. Our beautifully made crib is the focus of attention for many of the services, especially for the children. Have a look at the 2016 photo album Christmas alive at St James's.

Christmas at St James'sThe season of Christmas is when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The word Christmas comes from the old English name Cristes Mæsse meaning Christ's Mass (or Christ's Holy Communion).

The church colour for the season of Christmas is white (or gold) and is used for the light, joy and purity of Christ. 

Find out more

Carol Service (service booklet)
First Eucharist of Christmas (service booklet)
Christmas Season (service booklet)

Looking back

Christmas alive at St James's (2016 photo album)
Christmas Day (1909 January) (article)