Church of England Diocese of Oxford Reading Saint Mark and All Saints

Christmas services 2020

Our Christmas services will still be going ahead as we enter Tier 4. We must all follow social distancing guidelines and please do not come to church if you are displaying any of the common symptoms of coronavirus. Please also inform us if you test positive following a test, so we can trace others who have been in close contact at church.

Our Christmas services this year are as follows:

Saturday 19th December - 5.30pm – Virtual ‘zoom’ Carol Concert

Join us for lessons and Christmas carols from the comfort of your own home this year. A joyous start to the festive season. An option to stay after the ‘zoom’ service, for a drink and a mince pie to wish our friends Happy Christmas.

Zoom link will open at 5.15pm with the service starting at 5.30pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83827866370?pwd=cDBwcEIycU1hd0VVVS9BbUdKbURPUT09

Meeting ID: 838 2786 6370

Passcode: 824739

To join by phone, use any of the following numbers (and input meeting ID when asked)

0203 051 2874 or 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0131 460 1196

At our Christmas carol service we traditionally pass around a collection plate for the Church Urban Fund. If you are able, please be generous and donate on-line to support the work they do.

https://cuf.org.uk/donate

Christingle services (2 services available)

Sunday 20th December - 10am – Virtual ‘zoom’ Christingle service with Rev’d Jane Lewis

If you aren’t able to make one of our church services, you might like to join our virtual Christingle service. Zoom link will open at 9.45am.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83147368045?pwd=WklDSHpkMkdsaU0zbzRkeWNhUWc5UT09
Meeting ID: 831 4736 8045
Passcode: 082016 

Christmas Eve - 4pm – Christingle service at All Saints Church

Christingle means “Christ Light” and reminds us of the light of the world which is revealed in the infant baby Jesus. Join us as we decorate our oranges with red tape, sweets and candles in this special Christmas service.

PLEASE NOTE - YOU MUST BOOK FOR OUR CHRISTINGLE SERVICE. Please e-mail us at: [email protected] or [email protected] and advise us the following:

· which service you will be attending,

· and how many adults and how many children are attending.

Bookings will be on a first come, first served basis. You will receive confirmation of your booking. If you don’t book, we can’t guarantee we will have the space in church due to social distancing guidelines.

At our Christingle services we traditionally pass around a collection plate for the Children’s society. If you are able, please be generous and donate on-line to support the work they do.

https://donate.childrenssociety.org.uk/page/70188/donate/1?utm_source=website&utm_medium=hope_page&utm_campaign=a_little_thing_called_hope

Christmas Eve - 5pm - virtual 'zoom' Crib service (zoom link will open at 4.45pm)

Join us as we celebrate this special service with Rev'd Jane Lewis via zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88326759902?pwd=aFdDWFJVNURvY0NwOE1YWFVjTXp4QT09

Meeting ID: 883 2675 9902

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Passcode: 638757</span>

Christmas Eve - 10.30pm – Midnight Mass at St Mark’s Church with Canon Brian Shenton.

(This is at the slightly earlier time of 10.30pm this year). A Eucharist service to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Christmas Day - 10am – Celebration Mass at All Saints Church with Rev’d Rachel Weir.

A joyful celebration for Christmas morning.

We wish you all a happy, safe and holy Christmas