Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Sunday 24th December, 2023, at 11:30 pm

A special late night service sharing in the anticipation of the joy of Christmas and celebrating its message of good news.

By long-standing tradition, we begin our 11:30pm service of Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December, by singing the beautiful Austrian carol Silent Night. It sets the tone of the service perfectly: the stillness of the dark night, and the sense of expectation, as we prepare for the wonder and the mystery of the birth of Christ two thousand years ago.

The communion setting is Mozart’s ever-popular Mass in B flat – music during the communion will begin with the setting of O magnum mysterium by the American composer Morten Laurisden, which has gained considerable popularity since its first hearing in 1994, and end with Angelus ad pastores ait by the 16th-century Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

The service is open to all and free to attend. Registration is not required.
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A pre-recorded version of this service will also stream online on this page at the same time as the service in church, and on our pages at Facebook, YouTube and SoundCloud.

You can also find and subscribe to this service released as a podcast on itunes, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts.

congregation sitting for service


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