The church of St Giles’ and St George’s, Ashtead, welcomes the whole community to celebrate the light of Christmas at a range of services this December. Services are outlined on sgsgashtead.org.uk/christmas and booking is essential this year.
Rector of the parish, Rev. Richard Jones, says: “After a further year of challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we look forward to celebrating together that, through Jesus’ birth, there is light that transforms darkness”.
“In Christmas week, we have services of different styles – from family to contemporary to traditional – and our doors are open to all. We would be delighted to welcome you to come and celebrate this Christmas with us and with fellow friends and neighbours in our wonderful community.”
Our services include the atmospheric wonder of the Christingle service, ideal for families and children; a beautiful nine lessons and carols service capturing the whole Christmas story; the joyful dress-up Nativity (great for all ages!) and our very popular carols and mince pies services, to really set the mood on Christmas Eve. Or consider the beauty of our midnight service as we welcome in Christmas Day itself.
Booking is required for all services and details of our main services are below (booking opens 28 Nov). You can book your place and find out more on:
Tel: 01372 813964
Social media: @sgsgashtead
Sunday 19 December
Christingle 9.30am St George's and 10.30am St Giles'
Contemporary Carols 6pm St George's
Nine Lessons & Carols 6pm St Giles‘
Dress up Nativity 2pm St George's
Carols & Mince Pies 4pm & 6pm St George's, 4pm St Giles'
Midnight Service 11.30pm St George's, 11.30pm St Giles‘
Spoken Communion 8am St Giles'
All age Celebration 9.30am St George's, 10.30am St Giles'
Parish Communion 11.15am St George's
Our hope is that we can offer all these services and events, but due to the changing coronavirus restrictions and Government guidance please check first on our website: www.sgsgashtead.org or phone reception on 01372 813964.
“Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight”
From ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’