Advent & Christmas at St Bride's

Celebrate the Magic of Christmas at St Bride's!

Christmas at St Bride's is always memorable: we offer the warmest of welcomes to all our visitors, many of whom return here year after year to celebrate this special season with us.

Join us to share in the Christmas story: enjoy glorious music from our outstanding professional choir; sing all the best-loved Carols in the beautiful setting of our wonderful Wren building. Enjoy a sneek preview in our Advent video.

There is always something here for everyone, whether you come alone, or with family and friends. It is not to be missed!

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The Week Ahead At St Bride’s

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Sunday 29th November

11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist: Advent Sunday

5:30 PM - Said Evensong in the Crypt

6:30 PM - Advent Carols

Monday 30th November

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Space for Silence

Tuesday 1st December

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

11:30 AM - Memorial Service: Jamie McDonald

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Space for Silence

Wednesday 2nd December

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

1:15 PM - Holy Communion in the Crypt

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Space for Silence

6:30 PM - Carol Service: Times and Sunday Times

Thursday 3rd December

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

11:00 AM - Carol Service: Livestock Industry

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Space for Silence

6:45 PM - Carol Concert: ADFAM

Friday 4th December

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Space for Silence

Saturday 5th December

There are no services or events today

November 28

'They did not understand him' (Luke 9: 45)

In our world of internet access and global connectivity we expect instant answers. We don't like to wait and we easily lose patience. But instant answers aren't always available. Jesus only gradually reveals to his friends what is going to happen to him, and even then they do not fully understand who he is. We have to learn to grow into our Christian faith, understanding more the mystery of God's revelation of himself, and that there is more to our existence than this life. But it takes time...

Lord, help me on my journey and open my mind and heart to understand more of your gift of love, until all is made clear in your kingdom. Amen.

Celebrating 70 Years of John Rutter

Join us on Sunday 6th December for our annual Come & Sing event; this year celebrating the man without whom Christmas would not be the same: John Rutter. Either join in and perform with St Bride's Choir & Orchestra or support us in the audience.

The programme includes Christmas favourites by the man himself, an orchestrated Magnificat by Stanford and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

Led by St Bride's Organist Matthew Morley, this promises to be a wonderful celebratory evening of Advent singing.
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A Christmas Message: Waiting, Watching, Hoping, Trusting

from Canon Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride's

We tend to rush to Bethlehem. Each year the displays of Christmas cards, gifts and decorations in our shop windows seem to appear earlier than ever. Yet the importance of Advent - the very special time of preparation for the celebration of Christmas - is easily overlooked or forgotten.

During the four weeks of Advent, we shall explore some of the central themes of this important season: Waiting; Watching; Hoping; Trusting. Read an introduction to these themes →

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