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Advent and Christmas 2020 at Old Saint Paul’s

This year, Old Saint Paul’s will be offering its usual Advent and Christmas worship. You can access this both in person and online, with the usual guidance and restrictions on numbers in church. For information about current pandemic restrictions on worship, please see our post on safe worship. Larger services including Sung Mass and carol services require pre-registration. For smaller services such as Evensong & Benediction, we will register your details at the door.

Returning safely to communal worship

We will also be offering additional services suitable for families and children.

Links to online services will appear on our Online Resources page on the day of the service.

Visit our Online Resources page


On each Sunday of Advent, we will be lighting a candle in the Advent wreath at Sung Mass in anticipation of Christmas.

On the First Sunday of Advent, 29 November, you are warmly invited to join our Advent Carol service at 6:30pm via YouTube. A feast of readings, poetry and music for the season.

Watch the Advent Carol service on YouTube

On subsequent Sundays, our usual 6:30pm service of Evensong & Benediction will return. A single cantor will sing the office in line with current guidelines.


Our Christmas services are as follows.

Sunday before Christmas – 20 December

Nine Lessons and Carols. This will be in person and streamed via YouTube. Starts at 6:30pm for approximately one hour.

Christmas Eve – 24 December

Christmas Service for children and families. In person only, starting at 10:30am. Please contact the Rector if you would like to attend this service.

Online Carol Singing. We can’t meet in person to sing, so join us online for Christmas carols! Online only, starting at 6:30pm via YouTube.

Midnight Mass. In person and streamed via YouTube, starting at 11:30pm.

Christmas Day – 25 December

Sung Mass of Christmas. In person and streamed via YouTube, starting at 10:30am.


We look forward to welcoming you at our services, whether as part of our in-person or online congregation.