A thrill of hope

Have you ever had a flash of hope that’s thrilled you, just for a moment? Perhaps as a child when you saw a package under the Christmas tree that was shaped just like the thing at the top of your Christmas list. Maybe it’s when you've first caught sight of a loved one you’ve not seen in ages. Perhaps it’s when you've seen the first rays of sun creeping over the horizon after a long night.

Whether you've felt hopeful this year, or your world’s felt weary, we reckon the Christmas story is the ultimate thrill of hope, and it’s a hope that doesn’t disappoint. We’d love you to celebrate that with us at one of our Christmas events!

We’ve got Christmas events happening at both our sites - Water Street and Pearces Corner (click here to find out how to get here). Please join us! If you’ve not been to a church service in a while, click here to see some FAQs about what it's like.

Carols in the Garden


Face-painting, jumping castle, craft and games all start at 5 pm, as well as music and food! From 6 pm, there’ll be a bunch of our favourite Christmas carols to sing along to as we tell the story of Christmas. Bring along a picnic rug and your best singing voice! You're welcome to bring a picnic dinner, or else grab something from our BBQ and follow it up with some ice cream!

Carols and High Tea

18TH DECEMBER | 2 PM | Pearces Corner

Come along to sing a classic selection of organ-accompanied carols together! And then, please join us after for high tea in the hall - delicious light snacks and, of course, tea!

All-Age Christmas Eve Service

24th December | 5 pm | Water Street

Whatever age you are, this is a brilliant way to get ready for Christmas Day! There’ll be carols, Bible readings and the story of Christmas told in an engaging way for kids and adults alike (we hope!). There’s an area for babies and their parents too, if required.

Lessons & Carols

24th December | 8 pm | Pearces Corner

This service will feature lots of organ-accompanied carols and Bible readings to tell the wonderful Christmas story!

Late Night Carols

24th December | 11 pm | Pearces Corner

Come ring in Christmas with us! There’ll be carols and Bible passages describing the story of Christmas, as well as gelato before the service (so come a bit early!). We aim to finish at midnight to celebrate the first moments of Christmas together!

Traditional Christmas Day Service

25th December | 8 am | Water Street

This prayer book service will feature rich liturgy and a great selection of carols (accompanied by the organ) to draw our eyes to the hope that Jesus’ birth brings. There’ll also be an opportunity to share in the Lord’s Supper.

All-Age Christmas Day Services

25th December | 9:30 am | Pearces Corner and Water Street

We would love to celebrate Christmas Day with you, whether that’s at Water Street or Pearces Corner! Both services will be family-friendly and have lots of singing and celebration. There’s an area for babies and their parents too, if required.

If you’ve got any other questions, please get in contact by clicking here. We’d love to answer them and welcome you along to one of our Christmas events.