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24th December 2020 @ 11:30 pm
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
In the middle of Covid, we need Christmas more than ever. But this year, inevitably we will be doing things a bit differently.
Under Tier 4 restrictions, public worship is still permitted. But you will appreciate, Covid restrictions means that the safe seating capacity of St Peter’s is significantly reduced, and we cannot accommodate all those who want to attend. With regret, therefore, we have introduced booking system for Christmas services this year, with places allocated on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis. This will allow us to accommodate around 500 worshippers across three services.
We are sorry to say that we are NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOKINGS for the Carol Service, Midnight Mass or for Christmas Day worship. If you have booked seats at any of our Christmas services which you will not be using, do please email the office to let us know so that we can offer these seats to others.
If you have not been able to book a seat for Christmas worship, you are nevertheless welcome to come earlier on Christmas Eve, when we will have the CHURCH OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER, from 2 pm to 5 pm, for individuals or household groups who want to come inside to see the crib, say a prayer, and listen to some quiet Christmas music. Do drop in by yourself or with the family for twenty minutes whenever it suits you. No booking is required, and we look forward to seeing all those who can come!
A service of CAROLS AND READINGS from St Peter’s will also be available online, via the St Peter’s YouTube channel.