Church of England Diocese of Exeter Topsham


Dear friends,

This page sets out are the special services planned for Advent and Christmas - in addition to our normal weekly cycle of services. Obviously, our plans may have to change as a result of Covid, depending on what is permitted, so please keep an eye on this page over the coming weeks.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, however you are feeling in this difficult and painful year, all are welcome to our services online or in church. We hold all who live in our parishes, and are connected with Topsham and Countess Wear, in our thoughts and prayers, heartened by the strong community that sustains us together through this most challenging of times. As in the carol O Little Town of Bethlehem: ‘the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight’, may the blessing of this Christmas be the holding of your hopes and fears in the Love of God.

Revd Louise Grace

29 Nov 6.30pm - Advent Carol Service - online*

6 Dec 6.30pm - Advent Meditation - online 

13 Dec 3.00pm Christingle (registration required) - St Luke’s Church**

13 Dec 6.30pm - Advent Meditation - online

20 Dec 6.30pm - Traditional Carol Service - online

22 Dec 7.00pm - Carol Concert - online

24 Dec 11.00am - Communion+Carols (registration required) - St Luke’s Church

24 Dec 3.00pm - Crib Service (registration required) - St Margaret’s Church

24 Dec 6.00pm - Community Carols - Joy - online

24 Dec 6.00pm - Quiet Carols - Comfort - online

24 Dec 11.45pm - Midnight Reflection - online

25 Dec 8.00am - Holy Communion - St Margaret’s Church

25 Dec 10.00am - all-age Holy Communion - online

* Our online services are all streamed live via Zoom. The Zoom links can be found on the Zoom tab on the left-hand side of this screen.

** For services in church, we are very much hoping it will be possible to meet together in church but please check this page nearer the time, just in case anything has to change due to Covid. Also, as there will be restrictions on numbers this year, you will need to register your place in advance for some of our services (details to follow). And remember to bring your face mask to the service! Full details of our Covid guidelines for services in church can be found by clicking on the relevant tab on the left-hand side of the screen.