Christmas 2018

Celebrate Christmas at the heart of Islington


Carols and worship

You can't guarantee snow for Christmas. But singing carols is sure to help you celebrate the gift of God's own son.

We love Christmas. And we never want to forget what it all means - that God comes close and meets us where we are.  Whether you're a regular at St Mary's or if you haven't been near a church for a very long time, come and join the celebration.

12 December 1.05-1.45pm Lunchtime Carols The perfect way to celebrate Christmas in the middle of the working week. The whole service lasts 40 minutes and there'll be mince pies and a small glass of mulled wine, you're afternoon in the office will fly by and it's all free!

16 December 6pm Carols by Candlelight St Mary's biggest service of the year. With hundreds of candles, the best-loved carols and our fabulous classical choir, it's the perfect way to hear the Christmas story through scripture readings and song.

Christmas Eve 11pm Midnight Holy Communion When the streets fall silent, the buses stop running and London is all still, join us to worship in the first communion of Christmas. Celebrate a saviour born to bring hope and peace.



Especially for the whole family

St Mary's is a child-friendly church and these services are especially suitable for a family celebration of Christmas.

23 December 11am Big Family Carols with Christingle We'll be singing the best-loved carols and filling the church with little flames when we put together our famous do-it-yourself Christingle kits during the service.

Christmas Eve 4-5pm Crib Service Bring your small shepherds, angels and wise men and women to this hilarious re-telling of the Christmas story. Come in costumes and fill St Mary's with laughter, song and the joy of Christmas.

Christmas Day 10:30-11:30am Service of Christmas Holy Communion for the whole family. Join together to celebrate what Christmas is really all about. You'll be home before noon - plenty of time to peel the vegetables or hunt down Islington's last jar of cranberry sauce.

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Christmas cards

Share the Christmas love by sending cards that support great charities to show you care.  

Our Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop is open 3 November - 14 December, Monday to Saturday (excluding Sundays), 10am to 5pm.