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28th May, 2022

Rugby's Christmas church services in December

RUGBY’S churches will once again be opening their doors for a range of Christmas services, having been closed due to the pandemic last year.

Here are the special events and services planned by Rugby’s churches in December.

Bilton Evangelical Church

Saturday December 18, 6pm: Christmas Quiz Evening; Sunday December 19, 4pm: Christmas Carol Service; Christmas Day, 10.30am. Book at www.becchurch.org.uk/christmasbookings2021. Live streams available at https://tinyurl.com/27ftejy5.

Bilton Methodist Church

Sunday December 19, 10.30am: Carol Service; Christmas Day, 9.30am; December 31, 1.30pm.

Christ Church Brownsover

Wednesday December 22, 6pm: Outdoor Community Carol Service; Christmas Eve, 4pm: Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Communion; Christmas Day, 10am: Christmas Communion.

Good Shepherd, Newton

Saturday December 25, 9am: Christmas Holy Communion.

Overslade Church, Overslade Community Centre

Saturday December 11, 5pm: Outdoor Carol Service.

Paddox Methodist Church

Sunday December 19, 6.30pm: Lessons and carols; Christmas Eve, 11.30pm: ‘Midnight’ Service; Christmas Day, 10.30am: Morning Service; Boxing Day, 10.30am: Service with Carols.

Rugby Baptist Church

Sunday December 12, 10.30am: Girls’ and Boys’ Brigade Parade service, collecting new toys in aid of Barnardo’s; December 18, 10am to 1pm: Christmas Countdown – a time of craft, games, singing, snacks and prizes for Primary age children; December 19, 10.30am: Nativity service led by the church children; December 19, 6.30pm: Candle-lit carol service, with traditional carols and readings; Christmas Eve, 6.30pm: Reflective carol service; Christmas Day, 10.30am: Christmas Family Celebration.

Rugby Evangelical Free Church

Christmas Eve, 7.30pm: Carols by Candlelight; Christmas Day 10.30am: Christmas Day Service.

The Salvation Army, Bennfield Road

Sunday December 19, 4pm: Carol Service

St Andrew’s Church

Sunday December 19, 6pm: Christmas Carol Service; December 23, 4pm: Christingle (book at www.eventbrite.com/e/206710916917); Christmas Eve, 4pm: Christingle (book at www.eventbrite.com/e/206735249697);11.30pm: Midnight Mass; Christmas Day, 10.30am: Choral Eucharist; December 26, 8am: 1662 Holy Communion.

St George’s Church, Hillmorton

Sunday December 12, 4.30pm: Carol Service; Christmas Eve, 4.30pm: Crib Service; 11.30pm: Midnight Communion; Christmas Day, 10am: Holy Communion.

St Mark’s Church, Bilton

Sunday December 12, 10am: Family Christingle; December 19, 6pm: Nine Lessons and Carols; Christmas Eve, 3pm: Crib Service; 6pm: Carols by Candlelight; Christmas Day, 8am: Holy Communion; 10am: Family Holy Communion. Book at www.stmarksbilton.org.uk

St Mary’s Church, Clifton

Sunday December 19, 4pm: Traditional lessons and carols by candlelight; December 24, 3pm: Children’s Crib Service; December 24, 9.30pm: Midnight in Bethlehem – Holy Communion; December 25, 10am: Christmas Holy Communion.

St Matthews & St Oswald’s Church, Lawford Road

Sunday December 12, 5pm: Outdoor Carol Service on Oswald’s Church Green; December 19, 6.30pm: Carol Service; December 24, 5pm: Crib Service; December 24, 11.30pm: First Communion of Christmas; December 25, 10.30am: Christmas All-Age Communion.

St Peter’s and St John’s Church, Clifton Road

Sunday December 19, 4pm: Carol Service; Christmas Eve, 4pm: Crib service (to be booked); 9pm: Christmas in Bethlehem (Holy Communion); Christmas Day, 10am: Holy Communion.

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