Advent and Christmas
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! Glory to the New Born King!”
St John’s, Upper Norwood
Open for the whole community
Journey of the Magi
Friday 1st December, 6 – 7:30pm
A Christmas Market
Saturday 9th December, 2 – 6pm
Search for the perfect Christmas gift in our beautiful Victorian Church. With BBQ, Mulled Wine, and Live Music. Free Entry. Book a stall to sell your goods by emailing Rebecca Hall on [email protected]
Friday 15th december, 9:30 – 11am
Christmas Carol Service
Wednesday 20th December, 7:30pm
A candlelit service for the start of the Christmas season with the retelling of the Christmas story through 9 Lessons and Carols. All are welcome.
Friday 22nd December, 3:30 – 5:30
Free Christmas Crafts, Activities, science experiments, baking, go-kart making, Carol Singing, a Nativity Play, a visit from Fr Christmas, and a hot meal for the whole family. Most suitable for children aged 4 – 12. FREE tickets must be booked in advance here.
Christmas Eve Nativity
Join us and our real donkey, Aubrey, as we retell the story of the birth of Christ. Children are welcome to come dressed up! Anyone who plays an instrument (all ages, all stages!) is invited to join the band. To book FREE tickets, visit www.sjun.org.uk/nativity/
Sunday 24th December, 11;30pm
Join us as we celebrate the mystery of the Birth of Christ on the holiest night of the year. The Mass will be sung by the Choir of St John’s, Upper Norwood. All are welcome, whether you’re a regular churchgoer or coming for the first time.
Monday 25th December, 10am
Join us for your favourite Christmas Carols and a festive Communion on Christmas Day. All ages are welcome.
Join the Team
Volunteer this Christmas
How can I help?
There are so many ways we’d love you to join our community and get involved this Christmas season including:
– Bringing a tin of food each time you come to church to support the work of the Food Bank
– Serving refreshments at concerts, services, and events
– Helping to lead an activity at Messy Christmas
– Helping to cook and serve Christmas Lunch at The Hive
– Wrapping Christmas presents for our Refugee Café
– Singing at our Come and Sing Advent Carol Service (experienced choristers only)
– Making a donation to support our work with the community
Drop an email to the Parish Office ([email protected]) or call 020 8771 6686 to find out more.