We really hope to see you and your family at one of our Christmas services either in Church or online.
A message from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York…
“Christmas this year will feel different. The family gatherings may well be smaller. For at least some of us, we may be joining in the familiar carols online rather than in church. But it will still be, as always, a time to care for one another and to be together. It will be a time to look back on a year when so much has changed. To remember those who have died, to support those who have lost jobs, to be thankful for all who have cared for the sick and the vulnerable.
What has not changed is the story and the meaning of Jesus’ birth. God is with us. With us in the mess as in the good, in the disappointment and the difficulty, in sorrow and in celebration.”
More information on the Church of England ‘Comfort & Joy’ Advent & Christmas resources can be found at www.churchofengland.org
What is happening at Midhurst Parish Church?
Services this December will be online and in church, reflecting the limited number of people that we can welcome into the church socially distanced, and also providing for those who will choose to stay at home to protect themselves or their loved ones.
Information about regular Sunday services in church can be found here.
Information about regular Sunday services online can be found here.
Information about Wednesday morning services can be found here.
Sunday 20th December.
A Christmas Service of Readings, Music, and Poetry
3:30pm and 6pm (ticketed)
At a time when we are not able to sing in church, we have decided to offer something a little different. Come and enjoy familiar Christmas readings, festive organ music, and poetry all reflecting this special season.
These services are ticketed. Socially distanced seating will be allocated upon arrival and face coverings must be worn throughout the service.
4pm online (Zoom) Zoom ID:871 9126 8710 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87191268710
Our Christingle service usually attracts around 300 people, so for this reason, we have decided to ‘go virtual’ for this fun-filled festive family favourite! Join Dave, Beth and Marco for this special service on Christmas Eve.
Our Youth and Children’s Minister, Beth, is busy preparing Christingle packs filled with all you will need to make your own Christingle and to join in with the service from the comfort of your living room! These will be available to pick up closer to Christmas – details to follow.
This service is online only.
Candlelit Midnight Mass
A simple, special, quiet, and candlelit service to welcome in Christmas Day. A said service of Holy Communion with music, but no singing.
This services is ticketed. Socially distanced seating will be allocated upon arrival and face coverings must be worn throughout the service apart from when receiving Holy Communion (just the bread).
All-age Christmas Celebration Services
9am and 10:30am (ticketed) (10:30 on Zoom as well as in church)
Join us in church at 9am or in church or on Zoom at 10:30am for the usual Christmas Day all-age service. For those in church, Holy Communion will be offered at both services (just the bread). Children are encouraged to bring a new toy or gift to show.
These services are ticketed. Socially distanced seating will be allocated upon arrival and face coverings must be worn throughout the service. The 10:30 service will be streamed on Zoom for those who wish to take part from home. The joining details will be published soon.