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Advent & Christmas at Old Saint Paul’s 2023

Photo pf Madonna and Child statue in the church with candles. Title text in white on a purple background.

You are warmly welcomed to join us for the seasons of Advent and Christmas as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Word of God made flesh.


Advent Sundays – 3, 10, 17 & 24 December

On each Sunday of Advent, we will be lighting a candle in the Advent wreath at Sung Mass at 10:30am in anticipation of Christmas.

Advent Carol Service – 3 December

On the First Sunday of Advent, 3 December, we will be holding our Advent Carol Service at 6:30pm. Come join us for a feast of readings, poetry and music for the season. A collection for British Red Cross Gaza Emergency will be taken afterwards.

Learn more about the British Red Cross Gaza Emergency appeal.

Nine Lessons & Carols – 17 December

18:30pm; with a collection for Old Saint Paul’s Community Support Fund.

Christingle & Crib Service – 23 December

An Advent event of craft, story, and prayers for children and families.
10:30am, Saturday 3 December (in person only).

Advent 4 – 24 December

On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we will have 10:30am High Mass. There will be no evening prayer.


Christmas Eve: Christmas Midnight Mass – 24 December

On the eve of Christmas, there will be a Sung High Mass by Candlelight at 23:30pm.

The service will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel via the Online Resources page.

Christmas Day – 25 December

Christmas Day High Mass. A Sung High Mass to start at 10:30am.

Sunday after Christmas – 31 December

High Mass for the First Sunday after Christmas.Starts at 10:30am.
Said Evening Prayer. Starts at 18:30pm.

Epiphany of the Lord – 7 January

Epiphany Service will take place on Sunday 7 January at 10:30am, followed by a Choral Evensong & Benediction at 18:30pm.


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


Apart from the Christmas services noted above, on the weeks 26-30 December and 1o-6 January, there will be no weekday services. However, the church will be open for personal prayers during the weekdays as normal.

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

We wish you a Merry Christmas
and Joy, Peace and Happiness in the New Year