Christmas 2020

We warmly welcome you to celebrate with us this Christmas.

Owing to Coronavirus restrictions, we regret that it will be necessary to reserve places for the Midnight Mass and the Solemn Mass of Christmas Day.  Sadly we cannot guarantee admission otherwise.  All other services are open to all but for your safety there will be a maximum number of people permitted.

As always, our churches are open daily during Christmastide for you to pray and visit the Crib.

Thursday 24 December: Christmas Eve

11am to 12 noon Confessions (St John's)

12 noon Last Mass of Advent (St John's)

5pm Mass with music and Blessing of the Crib (St John's: aimed particularly at children and families, but all welcome)

11.30pm Midnight Mass (St John's)

Click here to reserve a place at this Mass

Friday 25 December: Christmas Day

8am Low Mass of the Dawn (St Julian's)

10am Solemn Mass of the Day (St John's)

Click here to reserve a place at this Mass

6pm Evening Prayer at the Crib (St Julian's)

Saturday 26 December: St Stephen's Day

12 noon Low Mass (St John's)

Sunday 27 December: Sunday in the Octave of Christmas

9am Low Mass (St Julian's)

11am Solemn Mass (St John's)

6pm Evening Prayer at the Crib and Benediction (St John's)

Monday 28 December: The Holy Innocents

10am Low Mass (St Julian's)

Tuesday 29 December: St John

12 noon Low Mass (St John's)

Wednesday 30 December

10am Low Mass (St Julian's)

Thursday 31 December

12 noon Low Mass (St John's)

Friday 1 January: Mary, Mother of God

11am Solemn Mass for New Year's Day (St John's)

Saturday 2 January

12 noon Low Mass (St John's)

Sunday 3 January: Second Sunday of Christmas

9am Low Mass (St Julian's)

11am Solemn Mass (St John's)

Preacher: Fr Jack Branford, Chaplain of Gresham's School, Holt

6pm Choral Evensong and Benediction (St John's)

Music by Wood, Smith and Stanford

Monday 4 January

10am Low Mass (St Julian's)

Tuesday 5 January

12 noon Low Mass (St John's)

Wednesday 6 January: Feast of the Epiphany

10am Low Mass (St Julian's)

7.30pm Solemn Mass (St John's)

Music by Poulenc, Byrd and Cornelius

Confessions before Christmas

A priest will be in St John’s to hear Confessions, give spiritual advice and pronounce the forgiveness of sins at the following times before Christmas.

Sunday 20 December

5pm to 6pm (The Parish Priest)

Tuesday 22 December

11am to 12 noon (The Parish Priest)

5pm to 6pm (The Parish Priest)

Wednesday 23 December

11am to 12 noon

5pm to 6pm

Christmas Eve

11am to 12 noon (The Parish Priest)

Christmas collections

This Christmas, the collections at our main services will all be given away - divided between The Magdalene Group (a charity in our parish working with women and young people affected by sexual violence, exploitation and coercion), The College of St Barnabas at Lingfield (a charitable residential and nursing home for vulnerable older Anglicans), and Médecins Sans Frontières (who will be dealing with the effects of the pandemic long after we are all vaccinated).

 

Please give generously.

© 2020 St John the Baptist, Timberhill with St Julian's Norwich.

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