If you have young children, a Crib Service on Christmas Eve is a lovely way to celebrate the story of Christmas.
Children are encouraged to dress up as members of the nativity for these services which are interactive – lots for your children to take part in.
There will be a service for toddlers at 3pm at St George’s, Badshot Lea – a short and sweet retelling of the nativity story.
There will a Crib service for youngsters – infant and lower junior age – at St John’s, Hale, at 3pm, and then at St George’s, Badshot Lea, and St Mark’s, Upper Hale, at 5.30pm. There will even be a live donkey at St Mark’s!
As well as our carol services, a Christingle and our Journey to Bethlehem this month, we have special Christmas services on Christmas Eve at all three churches and you can also see in Christmas with Midnight Mass at St John’s and St George’s, and celebrate with us on Christmas morning.
The Christmas Eve services are ideal for all the family, and we even have a special service for toddlers at St George’s. At St Mark’s you will be able to meet a live donkey!
There are four ‘Crib Services’ where the Christmas story is retold with angels, shepherds, Kings, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. Children are encouraged to dress as any members of the story.
The services are:
3pm: Toddler Crib Service at St George’s 3pm: Crib Service at St John’s 5.30pm: Crib Service at St George’s 5.30pm: Crib Service at St Mark’s
Then see in Christmas at Midnight Mass: 11.30pm at St George’s 11.30pm at St John’s
On Christmas morning join us for a service: 9.30am at St John’s 10am at St George’s 11am at St Mark’s
Our crib services are online on Christmas Eve. If you have little ones, catch our simple nativity story told and sung by Margaret Emberson at 3pm. You can find it here.
Then at 5.30pm there is a crib service for all ages, performed by all ages – the Christmas story re-enacted by members of our three churches. You’ll see your friends as you’ve never seen them before! Catch it here.