Here’s a round up of seasonal church services in the Rugby area:
Church of the Good Shepherd, Newton –Monday, December 19, 19.00 Carols in Newton Village Hall; Christmas Day, 09.00 Holy Communion.
Grapevine Christian Fellowship, Hillmorton – Christmas Day, 10.00 for a time of family worship.
New Life Church 28-42 Railway Terrace - 18th December, 10.30 Christmas Carols and Children’s Nativity Presentation, 18.00 Mary-Jess Christmas Concert with Beth Ford and The Strawhouse Choir. Booking essential – Tickets from www.newlifechurchrugby.com/maryjess Christmas Day,10.00 Service
Overslade Church, Overslade Community Centre, Buchanan Road – Thursday 15th December, 17.30 Messy Church Nativity Activities and fun-filled worship for all the family;18th December, 10.30 Love’s Pure Light, Carol Service.
Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place - 11th December, 10.30 Parade and Toy Family Service, gifts of toys will go to Rugby families in need at Christmas;17th December 09.30-12.30 Christmas Holiday Club for school years 1-6; 18th December, 10.30 Christmas Family Nativity Service,18.30 Candlelight Lessons and Carols Service; Christmas Eve,18.30 Candlelight Family Service; Christmas day, 10.30 Christmas Day Family Service, 12.00-15.30 Christmas Day Lunch and Party this has to be booked in advance.
Rugby Christian Life Centre, 262 Lawford Road- Saturday 17th December, between 13.30 and 16.00 we want to treat you to Christmas Tea and Cakes with live music and a warm welcome.
Rugby Evangelical Free Church, Railway Terrace - Friday 23rd December 20.00 Carols by candlelight; Christmas Day 10.30 Christmas Day worship.
Methodist Church Centre Russelheim Way – Sunday 11th December, 10.30 Christmas celebration for all ages, 6.30pm Blue Christmas service for all those who find Christmas difficult;18th December 18.30 Carols by Candlelight; Christmas Eve 21.30 Midnight in Bethlehem Communion Service; Christmas Day, 10.30 A Celebration
St Andrew’s, Church Street – Sunday 18th December, 18.00 Candlelit Christmas Carol Service; 23rd December, 10.00 – Midday Christingle making workshop. All welcome; Christmas Eve, 16.00 Christingle Service, 23.30 Midnight Mass with Blessing of the Crib; Christmas Day, 08.00 Holy Communion, 10.30 Family Choral Eucharist; Visit our Festival of Christmas Trees, please check for opening times.
Rugby United Reformed Church, 40 Hillmorton Road – Sunday18th December, 10.30 Family Advent service,18.30 Carol service; Christmas Eve 17.30 Family Service, 23.30 Midnight Service; Christmas day 10.00 Family Service.
St Botolph’s, Newbold- Sunday 18th December, 18.30 Carol Service; Christmas Eve, 16.15 Candlelight Service, 23.45 Midnight Communion; Christmas Day, 10.45 Holy Communion.
St Georges, Hillmorton – Sunday 11th December, 16.30 Christingle;13th December, 10.45 Pre-School & Toddler Nativity; 18th December 16.30 Carol Service; Christmas Eve, 16.30 Crib Service, 23.30 Midnight Communion; Christmas Day 10.00 Family Communion.
St John, Long Lawford –Christmas Eve, 18.30 Carol Service; Christmas Day, 09.00 Holy Communion.
St John the Baptist, The Locks, Hillmorton - Sunday 18th December, 18.00 Festival of Lessons & Carols, followed by refreshments; Christmas Eve, 17.00 Carols by Candlelight, 23.30pm Midnight Communion; Christmas Day, 10.30 Family Holy Communion.
St Mark’s, Bilton – Sunday 18th December Fourth Sunday of Advent, 18.00 Nine Lessons & Carols; Christmas Eve, 15.00 Crib Service, 18.00 Carols by Candlelight, 23.30 Midnight Mass; Christmas Day 08.00 Communion with Hymns Traditional Language,10.00 Family Holy Communion Contemporary language.
St Mary’s the Virgin, Clifton upon Dunsmore – Sunday18th December, 16.00 Carol Service; Christmas Eve, 15.00 Crib service, 21.30 midnight in Bethlehem service; Christmas Day, 09.30Holy Communion
St Matthews & St Oswald’s, Lawford Road – Saturday 10th December, 18.00-19.00 Community Carols around the Christmas Tree with hot chocolate and gingerbread;
18th December, 18.00 ‘Love’s Pure Light’ a candlelit service of readings and carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies; Christmas Eve, 17.00 Crib Service, A children’s Nativity for all ages, 23.00 Christmas Night Communion, see in Christmas Day by remembering the coming of Jesus; Christmas Day, 10.30 a Christmas Celebration, festive worship for everyone with communion.
St Peter John, Clifton Road – Sunday 18th December, 16.00 Carols by Candlelight Service, Traditional carols and readings plus mulled wine; Christmas Eve,16.00 Crib Service for children of all ages, this is our ‘turn up and take part’ nativity service, we can provide costumes for shepherds, angels and kings; Christmas Eve, 23.30 Midnight Communion; Christmas Day, 10.00 Holy Communion Family Celebration with Communion; New Year’s Day,10.30 Worship for All, begin the New Year in the best possible way, bacon butties and bucks fizz followed by a short simple service.
Salvation Army, Bennfield Road- Sunday 18th December, 16.00 Carol Service; Christmas Day, 10.30 Morning Worship.