Christmas 2021

UPDATE (24/12/21) 

Due to rainy weather with more rain forecast throughout the evening, we have unfortunately decided to cancel our 9pm outdoor Christmas Eve Communion service in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre car park. Weather-permitting, we still plan to celebrate Communion in the Welcome Centre car park on Christmas Day at 9am.

UPDATE (18/12/21)

In light of high rates of Covid infection in London, St Mary’s and the Parish of Walthamstow will stop indoor worship and move our services outdoors and online.

Please see below for the changes to our Christmas schedule, and click this blog post to read more about why we are making these changes.

Do read the event descriptions carefully as all in-person services listed below are either already fully booked or will require you to book a place in advance.


NOW OUTDOORS: Carols by Candlelight at St Gabriel’s, Havant Road, Sunday 19 December at 7pm

We’re moving Carols outdoors to the St Gabriel’s church car park. Wrap up warm and join us to sing carols and listen to readings and prayers. This service is fully booked.

CANCELLED: Messy Christingle-Making at St Mary’s Welcome Centre, Thursday 23 December at 9.30-11.30am

We are so sorry to cancel this Messy Christingle-Making service. You are warmly invited to collect a Christingle pack (includes everything you need to make a Christingle) from the following stations and join us for the online Christingle service, which you can watch on our Facebook page (details in the listing below).

Pick up a free Christingle pack at the following times and locations:

  • Thursday 23rd December, 1-3pm, outside the St Mary’s Welcome Centre
  • Friday 24th December, 10-11am, outside Greenleaf Road Baptist Church
  • Friday 24th December, 10-12pm, outside St Mary’s Welcome Centre

NOW ONLINE: All Christingle Services, all ages and locations,
Friday 24 December at 3pm

We’re moving our Christingle services online and we hope you will join us for this pre-recorded service at 3pm. Collect a Christingle pack and join in with the service as we prepare our Christingles, sing traditional carols and hear the Christmas story.

Fireside Carols – Online Only, Friday 24 December at 7pm 

Fireside Carols is a beautiful hour of carols, poems and scripture readings. No need to pre-register, as this event is live-streamed to our Facebook page.

CANCELLED: Christmas Eve Communion Service in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre car park,
Friday 24 December at 9pm

Due to persistent rain, we have unfortunately had to cancel our Christmas Eve communion service, which we had hoped to hold in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre car park.

CANCELLED: Midnight Communion at St Gabriel’s Church, Havant Road,
Friday 24 December at 9pm

NOW OUTDOORS: Christmas Day Family Communion at St Mary’s Welcome Centre, Saturday 25 December at 9am

A joyful outdoor service to celebrate Christmas with the whole family. Book here.

NOW ONLINE: St Gabriel’s Christmas Day Family Communion,
Saturday 25 December at 10.30am

Join us online to celebrate Christmas Day.

NOW ONLINE: St Mary’s Christmas Day Family Communion,
Saturday 25 December at 10.30am

Join us online for a Christmas Day celebration.