The Heart of God at the Heart of our Community

Stubbington Lights Switch-On and Carol Service

This year the Stubbington Lights Switch-On & Village Carol Service take place at Stubbington Green on Saturday 11th December.

The event is organised by Love Stubbington, in conjunction with Crofton Parish and the Crofton Lions

The programme for the lights switch on and carol service is listed below. If you would prefer a PDF file to print or view, click on the button below. Depending on your settings it will either download or open in a new browser tab.

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5pm                  Lights Switch-On
                          Councillor Mrs Pamela Bryant, Mayor

Carol                Once in Royal David’s City

Once in Royal David’s city
Stood a lowly cattle-shed,
Where a mother laid her baby
In a manger for His bed
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall;
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child, so dear and gentle
Is our Lord in heaven above
And He leads His children on
To the place where He is gone.

Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him; but in heaven,
Set at God’s right hand on high;
Where like stars His children crowned
All in white shall wait around.

Reading           John 1
                          Read by Charlotte Fairall

Carol                In the Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron
Water like a stone
Snow had fallen
Snow on snow, snow on snow
In the bleak midwinter
Long ago

Our God, heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ

Angels and Archangels
May have gathered there
Cherubim and Seraphim
Thronged the air
But his Mother only
In her maiden bliss
Worshipped the beloved
With a kiss

What can I give him?
Poor as I am
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb
If I were a wise man
I would do my part
But what I can I give him
Give him my heart

Reading           The First Christmas
                          Read by Beth Yeandle

Reading           Luke 2.1-7
                          Read by Caroline Dineage MP

Carol                Silent Night

 Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quail at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born
Christ the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth

Reading           Help Wanted

Talk                   Rev Richard England

Carol                Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With th’angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Christ, by highest heaven adored
Christ, the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold him come
offspring of a virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the godhead see
Hail, the Incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Immanuel,

Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Sun of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of Earth
Born to give them second birth

Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Blessing            Rev Richard England

Thank you for coming to the Village Lights Switch-On and Carol Service!

.Love Stubbington is a voluntary group of local residents, organisations and businesses. We work together to benefit our local community and are always looking for new members.We hold open meetings each month, which anyone can attend. To find out when the next meeting is, contact Crofton Parish Office
who will be delighted to tell you.