Christmas 2021

We’re delighted to welcome you to our 2021 Advent and Christmas services.

As St Mary’s ancient building undergoes extensive renovations, we’re excited to partner with our sister church, St Gabriel’s (near the corner of Havant Road and Wood Street), and with our friends at Greenleaf Road Baptist Church to provide more opportunities for you to join us in worship.

In order to manage our limited capacity this year, we’re asking you to book in advance for all indoor services. If you do book in advance but are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible (hello@stmaryswalthamstow.org) so that we can offer your place to someone else.

Unless otherwise listed, all services will be in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre, 8 Church End, E17 9RJ. Please note that face coverings are required at all our services, unless medically exempt.

 

Advent Carol Service, St Mary’s Welcome Centre

Sunday 28 November at 6pm

We mark the beginning of Advent with a gentle service of Evensong. Advent carols, plainsong from our men’s choir, readings and reflection. Book here.

 

Agape Carols, Prospect Hill (Corner of The Drive & Prospect Hill) 

Sunday 5 December at 6pm

Join us on the corner of The Drive and Prospect Hill near the Attlee Terrace estate for some outdoor carol singing, mulled wine and community. No need to book for this one, just turn up and join in!

 

Orchestral Carols at Greenleaf Road Baptist Church, Greenleaf Road

Sunday 12th December at 6pm

A beautiful evening of carols led by a full orchestra, readings and reflection. Book tickets here.

 

Carols by Candlelight at St Gabriel’s Church, Havant Road

Sunday 19 December at 7pm

Join us for a traditional service of choir-led carols, readings and prayers. Book tickets here.

 

Messy Christingle-Making at St Mary’s Welcome Centre

Thursday 23 December at 9.30-11.30am

It’s all hands on deck as we make Christingles for our services the next day. Crafts, Christmas music and breakfast together with a short reflection. Book tickets here.

 

Christingle at Greenleaf Road Baptist Church, Greenleaf Road

Friday 24 December at 10am

We’re delighted to be joining with our friends at Greenleaf Road for an extra Christingle Service this year. Join us as we retell the Christmas story, sing favourite carols and light Christingles. Book tickets here.

 

Christingle for Under 5s at St Mary’s Welcome Centre

Friday 24 December at 2pm

Our busiest service of the year! Join us for the Christmas story, the singing of carols and the lighting of Christingles. Book tickets here.

 

Christingle for Primary Age Children at St Mary’s Welcome Centre

Friday 24 December at 4pm

Our later Christingle is a great way for the whole family to begin their Christmas celebrations. With stories, prayers carols and candles, join us for this treasured Christmas service. Book tickets here.

 

Christingle at St Gabriel’s Church, Havant Road

Friday 24 December at 4pm

This year, we’re offering two locations for our later Christingle. Close to Wood Street? Head to beautiful St Gabriel’s for story-telling, singing and the lighting of Christingles. Book tickets here.

 

Fireside Carols – Online Only (Facebook Live)

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.

 

Midnight Communion at St Mary’s Welcome Centre

Friday 24 December at 11.15pm

Join us for the first communion service of Christmas, a reflective and joyful service to begin the season of Christmas. Book tickets here.

 

Midnight Communion at St Gabriel’s Church, Havant Road

Friday 24 December at 11.15pm

Join us for the first communion service of Christmas in St Gabriel’s and share in  a reflective and joyful service to begin the season of Christmas. Book tickets here.

 

Christmas Day Family Communion at St Mary’s Welcome Centre

Saturday 25 December at 9am

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

 

Christmas Day Family Communion at St Mary’s Welcome Centre

Saturday 25 December at 10.30am

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

 

Christmas Day Family Communion at St Gabriel’s, Havant Road

Saturday 25 December at 10.30am

If you live near Wood Street, celebrate Christmas at St Gabriel’s with a communion service for the whole family. Book tickets here.