Christmas at Christ Church 2016

Detail from a star decoration hanging from our lectern

At the first Christmas God broke into our world in order to bring us back to himself. Here are some of the ways we’ve been celebrating Jesus’ birth and the new life he brought, in our own building and at pubs and other places around the area.

Coffee Mates Christmas Special

Friday 9 December, 10.30 am – noon

Goody bags given out at Coffee Mates
Christmas jumper at Coffee Mates
Christmas treats at Coffee Mates
This weekly Friday morning event finished the year with carols and Christmas themed food.

Christmas Messy Church

Saturday 10 December, 4-6 pm

Christingle celebration at Messy Church

Christingle celebration at Messy Church

Decoration reminding us that Jesus is the reason for the season
Rachel's Christmas jumper

Christmas at Messy Church!

Toddler Club Christmas Special

Toddler Club ended the year with songs and a retelling of the Christmas story

Antlers and a Christmas tree
Cath tells the Christmas story

Follow the Star

Hay in the manger
A Christmas Eve Nativity service for pre-school children and their families
A Christmas carol
Star biscuits

Midnight Christmas Communion Service

Candles in front of the lectern star
A reflective late night Christmas Eve service was followed by a lively celebration on Christmas morning

Christmas Day All Age Holy Communion

Christmas candles

Carol singing

Stirchley Co-op

Shoppers donated over £100 for St Mary’s Hospice as we joined with singers from Selly Park Baptist Church.

Carol singing at Stirchley Co-op

Singing at Stirchley Co-op: photo kindly provided by Andrew Burns

Selly Park Tavern

Carol singing at the Selly Park Tavern

Neville Williams House

Carol singing at Neville Williams House

We joined staff and residents for a Christmas celebration

Highbury, Dads Lane

Carol singing at the Highbury

Carol singing at the Highbury

And in our own building…

Candlelit Carol Service

The choir leading the Christ Church carol service

A Christmas treat

Clients of the Christians Against Poverty Debt Advice Centre, who are on the long journey out of debt, received Christmas goodies thanks to the generosity of members of the six partner churches who jointly run the Centre

Some of the Christmas treats for CAP clients

Christmas treats, and there’s something for the freezer too