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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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

Sunday 6th December

11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist: Advent II

5:30 PM - Said Evensong in the Crypt

6:30 PM - Come and Sing 'Utterly Rutterly'

Monday 7th December

8:15 AM - Morning Prayer

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

6:45 PM - Carol Concert: Old Ben

November 30

'Have you ever given orders to the morning?' (Job 38: 12)

We all struggle to understand the ways of God, particularly when people suffer through natural disasters or the wrongdoing of others. The Book of Job is the account of one man's attempt to grasp the mystery of things. In the end Job has to accept that there are things beyond his understanding. But if we try to keep close to Christ, we have a key to interpreting life's mysteries and living with them in the light of Christ's life, death and resurrection.

Lord, whose ways are far above our ways, grant us a humble mind and a patient heart before the troubles of life, and faith to lead us on life's journey. 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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