to know Christ and make Christ known

The theme of our Christmas events this year is “Light up the World” – we are encouraged to know, and to make known, Jesus the Light of the World.

There are a range of activities taking place at both St. Edmund’s and Holy Rood in the weeks leading up to Christmas – open the calendar entries on this page to find out more details of each one.  All these services and activities are open to everyone – we do hope we will be able to welcome you at one or more of the events.  There are traditional services of lessons and carols at both the churches as well as Midnight Holy Communion at Holy Rood.  On Christmas Morning there is an early Holy Communion service at St. Edmund’s and a more informal Family Christmas Service at Holy Rood.

We also join with the village organisations for the turning on of the village Christmas tree lights and to sing carols together.

There are also many events for children and the young at heart.  There is a Christingle Service, the ever popular Live Nativity where you can meet the animals and people involved in the Christmas story at Holy Rood.  On Christmas Eve St. Edmund’s has two Nativity Services at 4pm and 6pm; the 4pm services is very popular so come early to ensure a seat!