Christmas at St. Michael's

This was our Christmas programme for 2016.  Please do return to this page later in the year for details of services and events for 2017.

Join us for this special season of services and events as we prepare for, welcome and celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus: our Lord and Saviour, the Light of the World.

10am Saturday 26th November

We decorate the Christmas trees in the church: A fun-filled morning as organisations connected with the church and from around Myland gather together for a morning of Christmas creativity. Click here for more information; and click here to see for yourself the fun we had last year!

10.15am Sunday 27th November

Advent Sunday Service: We light the first candle in our Advent Wreath. The other candles are lit one on each Sunday in Advent, with the final (centre) candle lit on Christmas Day. Click here to find out about Advent (the link will take you to a brochure on the Church of England website).

4pm Sunday 27th November

Lighting of the Christmas Trees Service: We light the Christmas trees, and receive the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Click here for more information.

10am - 12 noon Saturday 3rd December

Christmas Coffee and Cake: Festive refreshments, with Christmas raffle, cake stall, gifts, chocolates and children's activities.

10.15am Sunday 11th December

Christingle Family Service: We make and light our Christingles and support the work of The Children's Society. Click here for more information about Christingles.

6.30pm Sunday 18th December

Carols by Candlelight: A delightful service of carol singing and readings celebrating the Christmas season as we enjoy the beauty of our Victorian church by candlelight.

Saturday 24th December, Christmas Eve

3pm Crib and 'dressing up' Nativity Service: For families with young children. Children can dress as Mary, Joseph, angels, innkeepers, shepherds, kings, sheep or camels to help us tell the Nativity story.

5pm Carols by Candlelight Service: For children and families.

7pm Traditional Carols and Candles: For all, a traditional service with carols and prayers by candlelight.

11.30pm Midnight Communion: We rejoice in and give thanks for the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Sunday 25th December, Christmas Day

10.15am ‘Christmas Crackers’ with Holy Communion: This is a more informal service sharing Holy Communion, and with festive fun pulling our Christmas crackers!

St. Michael's will also be hosting other carol services and concerts during December, including ones for the Myland Mothers' Union, Mile End Women's Institute, Myland School and Queen Boudica School, as well as the nativity play performed by Myland Pre-school. Please check our calendar for the date for these services.