Find our Christmas Services Here

Welcome to our page of Christmas Services. Below you will find a succinct list of the many fabulous things that are taking place all over our benefice’s five churches and many communities.

We are living through tough times, but nothing can stop the love of God shinning through his Son at Christmas.

So please do join us if you can. If you are unable to join us in person for whatever reason, then why not join us online? Many of our services will be being streamed at http://www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice


OUR CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Please note that due to the current situation, these services may be subject to change at short notice.

Sunday 20th December, 5.30pm at St Mary’s Boxford

CHRSITINGLE, The annual Christingle service.  This is a brilliant service of symbolism and fun for all the family.  Only 35 minutes long and filled with seasonal delights.  Come along and bring the family – a wonderful way to begin the build-up to Christmas. Spaces are limited so please book. 


MOnday 21st December 2020, 5.30pm at the Swan Car Park Little Waldingfield.

SING SONG MERRILY OUTSIDE – Outdoor Carol Service: Sing hymns and hear those iconic Christmas readings all in the wonderful splendour of the outdoors. Bring your bobble hat and scarf and help us to create that perfect Christmas card scene and bring the entire village that wonderful sense of Christmas Joy.  This is one of 3 benefice-wide outdoor carols services that would normally be held in church, but cannot due to covid-19 restrictions. We plan to live-stream the service over our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice so that you can tune in to get an all-round experience. Spaces are limited so please book. 


Tuesday 22nd December at 6.30pm Groton Croft – Benefice Walk-in Carols

Jingling without mingling – Outdoor Carol Service: Sing hymns and hear those iconic Christmas readings all in the wonderful splendour of the outdoors. Bring your bobble hat and scarf and help us to create that perfect Christmas card scene and bring the entire village that wonderful sense of Christmas Joy. This is one of 3 benefice-wide outdoor carols services that would normally be held in church, but cannot due to covid-19 restrictions. We plan to live-stream the service over our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice so that you can tune in to get an all-round experience. Spaces are limited so please book. 


Thursday 24th December, 3pm at All Saints’ Newton Green

CRIB SERVICE – A light and engaging Christmas service with elements to engage the whole family. And we are putting in place extra elements to make sure that even though we cannot sing indoors, it will nonetheless retain that rich Christmas feel. We plan to live-stream the service over our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice so that you can tune in to get an all-round experience. Spaces are limited so please book. 


Thursday 24th December, 5pm at St Mary the Virgin Church Edwardstone

DRIVE IN CAROLS – This is a brilliant service of symbolism and fun for all the family.  Live Carols, only 45 minutes long with other seasonal delights.  Come along and bring all your friends – a wonderful way to begin the build-up to Christmas. Please note that we currently only have spaces for 30 people inside the church, a maximum of 25 car park spaces outside, and space for standing outside in household groups. This is one of 3 benefice-wide outdoor carols services that would normally be held in church, but cannot due to covid-19 restrictions. We plan to live-stream the service over our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice so that you can tune in to get an all-round experience. Spaces are limited so please book. 


Thursday 24th December, 9pm at St Lawrence’s Lt Waldingfield

Pre-Midnight Mass – Our Midnight Masses are the most evocative services of the year, combining deep symbolism with ethereal mystery.  As we come to celebrate the Lord’s birth at midnight, we join together with billions of Christians from all around the world, as we gather around God’s Holy Alter.  Whatever you are doing, make sure you pop along.  Bring the children in their pyjamas, it will add that extra layer of mystery and intrigue to their Christmas.  This is an extra-special way to begin celebrating Christmas Day. Spaces are limited so please book. 


Thursday 24th December, 11pm at St Mary’s Boxford

Midnight Mass – Our Midnight Masses are the most evocative services of the year, combining deep symbolism with ethereal mystery.  As we come to celebrate the Lord’s birth at midnight, we join together with billions of Christians from all around the world, as we gather around God’s Holy Alter.  Whatever you are doing, make sure you pop along.  Bring the children in their pyjamas, it will add that extra layer of mystery and intrigue to their Christmas.  This is an extra-special way to begin celebrating Christmas Day. We plan to live-stream the service over our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice so that you can tune in to get an all-round experience. Spaces are limited so please book. 


Friday 25th December, 9.30am at St Bartholomew’s Groton

Christmas Day Family Eucharist – is an all-age friendly service specifically designed to engage every generation of the family, whilst retaining the rich symbolic essence of what Christmas really is. Come and celebrate Christmas Day with us as one community. Spaces are limited so please book. 


Friday 25th December, 9.30am at St Mary’s Boxford

CHRISTMAS DAY FAMILY EUCHARIST – is an all-age friendly service specifically designed to engage every generation of the family, whilst retaining the rich symbolic essence of what Christmas really is. Come and celebrate Christmas Day with us as one community. We plan to live-stream the service over our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice so that you can tune in to get an all-round experience. Spaces are limited so please book. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there is a limit on the numbers we can safely accommodate at each event.  As such all our Christmas services will require you to pre-book your place if you would like to attend.  Please contact boxriverbenefice@gmail.com or call 01787 828046 to reserve your place. 

Booking for services closes at either 1pm on the day of the service or at 11.30am on Christmas Eve, whichever is soonest.

Thank you for your co-operation in helping us to keep everyone safe whilst celebrating Christmas together.

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