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Christmas services 2020

In the light of recent developments, we regret to say that we have decided that we cannot safely hold public services in our churches over Christmas.  We know this is disappointing, but it is not a decision that we have taken lightly. Our primary concern has been the safety of those attending the services and potential risks to our wider community, and we hope you understand. All of our Christmas worship is therefore going to be moved online. and will be available on our website.

However, all of the Churches of the Benefice will be open daily between Christmas and the New Year from 10 am to 4 pm for quiet reflection and prayer. They have been beautifully decorated. Please do come to light a candle and say a prayer, or just have a moment of peace. 

Sunday 20th December at 6.00 pm

Online Carol Service with readings and carols for you to sing
followed by virtual Mulled Wine & Mince Pies!


The service will be posted on our homepage at 6.00 pm or can be viewed later here. If you would like to attend the virtual gathering, please let us know here and we will send you the login details.

Monday 21st December at 8.00 pm

A reflective ‘Longest Night’ online service 

A gentle service of readings and prayers especially for those who find Christmas difficult. The service will be posted on our homepage at 8.00 pm or can be viewed later here.

Christmas Eve

4.00 pm Virtual Crib Service online with all the usual fun

This service will be held on Zoom. If you would like to join us, please let us know here and we will send you a link to our Zoom Room

11.45 pm A short online reflection as we welcome Christmas Day

This service will be held on Zoom. If you would like to join us, please let us know here and we will send you a link to our Zoom Room

Christmas Day at 10.00 am

Online recorded Christmas Day Service followed by an Informal Christmas Gathering on Zoom

Gather you household together at 10.00 am to watch our special Christmas Service – it will be posted on our homepage or can be viewed later here..

Then at 10.30 am, join us for a fun Virtual Christmas Gathering on Zoom, where everyone from across the Benefice and beyond can come together to sing some carols, show some of the children’s (or adult’s!) presents, and celebrate the birth of Christ as a community.

Please come no matter the state of chaos you are in – whilst peeling the sprouts, surrounded by wrapping paper, sat on your sofa or even still in your PJs. Christmas jumpers and hats are very much welcome! Please also invite family you may not be able to see this Christmas to share this joyous space with all of us.

If you would like to attend the virtual gathering, please let us know here and we will send you the login details.

Sunday 27th December

Between Christmas and 2nd January 2021, the clergy are taking a break and there will be no public worship or online service from the Benefice. However, you are encouraged to watch the online service from the Diocese of Oxford from 10.00 am here.