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Carol Services

Tidings of comfort and joy

 

We have a wide range of Carol Services this year; some inside and some outside, so come prepared for the venue and the weather.

Tring

Sunday 19th December 4pm - Lessons and Carols in Tring Church. There will be some socially distanced pews available. After the service you will be able to stay for mulled, Tring Brewery beer and mince pies if you wish.

This service will be live-streamed

 

Wednesday 22nd December 6pm - Outdoor  Carol Service

 

In Tring Churchyard. Come and hear the Christmas story through lessons and Carols.  A Tring Brewery Bar will be in attendance.
 

 

Aldbury

Sunday 19th December 6pm - Lessons and Carols by candlelight in Aldbury Church.  Hear the Christmas story and join in singing your favourite carols

Tuesday 21st December 7pm - Carols on the Village Green,

An outdoor service in Aldbury with brass band and refreshments

Puttenham

Sunday 19th December 3.30pm - Lessons and Carols

in Puttenham Church.  We are grateful to Richard Grylls who will be bringing a small group of singers to lead us.  After the service we might need to go outside for the famous Puttenham punch.

Wilstone

Christmas Eve 7pm -   Carol Service. Originally planned as an outdoor service, we have decided to move our Christmas Eve service back inside because of the forecast for heavy rain.

Please wear a face covering inside our churches
 

 

Crib Services

O come let us adore him

All our crib services in the parish are suitable for all ages, but especially for the younger children.

They last around half an hour and the children hear and take part in the Christmas story.

Tring

Christmas Eve at 2pm and 4pm

There is no need to book for these services.  We will remain in our pews rather than moving around the church.

The service at 2pm is usually quieter. 

Aldbury

Christmas Eve at 4pm

Long Marston

Christmas Eve at 4pm

 

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Midnight Mass

It came upon a midnight clear

 

Come along at the end of Christmas Eve to experience the wonder and mystery of Christmas. 

Everyone is welcome.

Tring

11.30 pm Candlelit Midnight Mass

This service will be live-streamed

Puttenham

9 pm An early Midnight Mass

Aldbury

11.30 pm  Candlelit Midnight Mass

 

Christmas Morning

Joy to the World!

 

Come along on Christmas Day. Everyone is welcome. Come and greet the Christ Child. 

Tring 

8 am Traditional language Holy Communion

10 am Christmas Morning Holy Communion

The 10 am service will be live streamed

Aldbury

10 am Holy Communion

Long Marston

10 am Holy Communion

Wilstone

10 am Holy Communion

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Help decorate our Christmas tree in Tring Church

Come and add your messages of love and prayers to our tree in Tring Church, arriving by the first weekend of December.

Thanks to Phil Marks of Dunsley Farm for our tree.

We have hearts available to write your message or prayer on, your can take one home to decorate and return it when the church is open: daily usually 10am - 3pm or bring it to a service.

Or you can download a template below. 

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At the heart of Christmas

But Mary treasured all these words ​
and pondered them in her heart.

Luke 2.19

Inspired by readings from the Gospels of Luke and John read at so many Christmas services, At the heart of Christmas is an invitation to everyone to discover – or rediscover – the good news of God’s saving love as revealed in the birth of Jesus. It is also a challenge to each of us to ponder in our hearts – as Mary did – what the extraordinary events of the first Christmas might mean for us now and in the years ahead.

At the heart of Christmas will consist of 12 Stories and Meditations from Justin Welby, Stephen Cottrell and guests where they will share personal stories exploring themes close to the heart of Christmas.

Daily Advent reflections are also available. 

Week 1 Course
Christingle Services on
5th Dec 

Aldbury at 10am

Tring at 3pm

 

Christingle is a joyful celebration that brings families and communities together to share the light of Jesus and spread a message of hope.

How Christingle helps young people

Over the last 50 years, Christingle celebrations have raised millions of pounds to support The Children Society's life-changing work with children and young people.  The money we raise can help connect them to their services, and rekindle the hope they deserve.

Please donate generously to the Children's Society, either at one of our Christingle services, on-line via the button below, or the card-reader in Tring Church, reference "christingle"

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Christmas Open Day at Aldbury Church
Saturday 11th December 10am - 3pm

 

 


Call in during the day for a range of activities for all ages, from hands-on crafts to quiet reflection as we prepare and consider what is 'at the heart of Christmas'.