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Celebrating Christmas in our Churches and at Home

We will be re-opening our churches again on Sunday 6th December and  we will be able to offer a full range of Christmas Services, albeit with Covid safe restrictions in place.  We are aware that we won't be able to seat as many people as normal and that some people feel won't safe in attending until a vaccine is available. Therefore there will be a range of streamed and online services available as well.

Please book early to ensure you get a place

Please let us know if you need to cancel your booking
so someone else can come.

If you have tried to book but there is no space please contact us. 

We can't promise to be able to accommodate everyone this year; but we will do our best.

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Advent

Advent is a time of waiting, of preparing ourselves for the coming of

Immanuel - God with Us!

During Advent the parish runs a number of courses to help us deepen our faith.  You are welcome to join us.

On the Advent Page you will also find details about how to sign up for the Church of England weekly advent reflections.

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Christingle

Christingle is on!

Please see the Christingle page for further details.  I am sorry that our 4 pm service is already fully booked but we have spaces at 2 pm.  There will also be an online service

Carol Services

Tidings of comfort and joy

 

Currently we are planning Carol services in Tring, Aldbury Puttenham and Wilstone both in church with choirs and outside for community singing. 

 

We are allowed small choirs indoors and community carols outside.  There can be no congregational singing indoors. Booking will be essential.

Sunday 20th December in Puttenham

Lessons and Carols in the Church Yard 3.30 pm

Come and join us for a short service to hear the Christmas story.  Wrap up warm and if it is raining bring a brolly!

Sunday 20th December in Tring 4 pm & 6 pm

Lessons and Carols Concert

A small group of talented singers will lead this much loved service(s) to hear the Christmas story in readings and song.

This will be in the warm candlelit church with plenty of room for social distancing. 

Services at 4 pm and 6 pm

The 6 pm service will be live streamed

Sunday 20th December in Aldbury 

Carol Service in the Church Yard

Come and sing your favourite carols in the churchyard.  Dress up warm.  We will still need to maintain social distancing but it will be great to sing!

Wednesday 23rd December in Tring

Carols in the Churchyard.  Time tbc

Come and sing your favourite carols in the churchyard.  Dress up warm.  We will still need to maintain social distancing but it will be great to sing!

23rd December and 24th December Wilstone

Carols in the Churchyard.  7 pm both days

 Community singing in the churchyard
Dress up warm.  We will still need to maintain social distancing but it will be great to sing!

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Crib Services

O come let us adore him

 

For many the joyful Children's services on Christmas Eve are at the very heart of our Christmas Worship, and that will be the same this year.

Booking is essential, even the ones outside.

Aldbury

24th December 4 pm

Long Marston

23rd & 24th December 4 pm

These services will be outside so dress up warm!  We cannot have enough of you indoors safely and we can sing outside!

Tring

24th December 2 pm & 4 pm

Come dressed up as one of the characters in the nativity story.  We cannot give out costumes this year so dig out your angel wings, put a tea towel on your head or find your donkey costume.  All ages are welcome.  Spaces will be limited but there is an extra midnight mass service to increase capacity on Christmas Eve.

For those unable to attend there will be a nativity video from the Diocese of St Albans available

 

Midnight Mass

It came upon a midnight clear

 

Come along at the end of Christmas Eve to experience the wonder and mystery of Christmas.  We are offering an additional service in Tring so everyone can stay safe.

 

Everyone is welcome whether as an individual or in a Christmas Bubble but booking is essential

Tring

9 pm An early Midnight Mass

11.30 pm Midnight Mass

The 11.30 service will be live streamed.

Puttenham

9 pm An early Midnight Mass

Aldbury

11.30 pm  Midnight Mass

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Christmas Morning

Joy to the World!

 

Come along on Christmas Day.  Come by yourself or with your Christmas Bubble.  Everyone is welcome. Come and greet the Christ Child. 

Booking is essential for all our services.

Tring 

8 am Traditional language Holy Communion

10 am Worship for All Holy Communion

12 noon 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

 

Comfort and Joy

This Christmas the Church will need, in the words of St Paul in Romans 12.15, to ‘Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep’.

 

We will aim to celebrate where we can together in one place – but also embrace a wider community that wants to join in the celebration but may not be physically able – or emotionally ready – to do so. 

With the Church of England Comfort and Joy campaign there will be daily reflections published on social media and available by email and app for each of the 12 days of Christmas. 

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