St Mary’s Christmas Services

Advent 2021 – Information on our Festive Church Services

It is always wonderful to be able to welcome the community in to Church for our Advent Services and we’re expecting 2021 to be a particularly special year due to how long it has been since we’ve been able to run a somewhat normal Festive calendar of events.


We understand the needs of our communities so we ask that facemasks are worn during entry and exit to the Church building, and our Christmas Carol service is once again occuring in the open air to further aid with feeling reassured and safe.  Please don’t hesitate to join in and remember a warm coat, it will be lovely to hear everyone in strong voice!


St Mary’s Church, Gainford’s Christmas Services – EVERYONE WELCOME

  • Sunday 19th December 2pm Churches Together CAROLS ON THE GREEN – everyone welcome and children are invited to come dressed in nativity figures (Mary, Joseph, The Star, Angels, Shepherds, Wise Men, Kings, Sheep, Cattle…)!
  • Saturday 24th December 4pm Christmas Eve CRIB SERVICE – a wonderful family Christmas service in St Mary’s Church.
  • Saturday 24th December 11:30pm CHRISTMAS COMMUNION at MIDNIGHT in St Mary’s Church – full of mystery and wonder, singing carols as we welcome Christmas morn.
  • Sunday 25th December Christmas Day 10.45am our CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE

Our churches continue to be open for private prayer.

Please read the separate page outlining the church’s modified approach

Click for St Mary’s Coronavirus Information

Click for St Andrew’s Coronavirus Information

Written by Rev'd Canon Eileen Harrop

Reverend Canon Eileen is the incumbent for St Mary's, Gainford and St Andrew's, Winston.

December 1, 2021

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