If you don’t usually attend St Paul’s Camberley, you might like to know more about how we do Christmas and what to expect. We’re a welcoming church, in fact “All are welcome, there are no exceptions”. You can find us on Crawley Ridge in Camberley, and we’ve done all we can to make your visit a special time. Comfy seats, red carpet, refreshments, and the Christmas story.
Here’s a handy guide for you to print out of what to expect at each of our Christmas services and events this year, along with a few other Christmas events held by Camberley Churches Together.
Sunday 9 December
3.00pm – A special carol service for all those who have been bereaved, held at St Michael’s church
Friday 14 December
7.30pm Sandhurst Silver Band Christmas Concert. To book tickets contact 01276 700210.
The programme will include the Yateley Manor School Children’s Choir – the ‘Manor Singers’ with their Director of Music Mr Paul Hemmings and the ‘Big Mac’s Little Band’ playing light jazz. A great festive start to Christmas.
Tickets £8.00, or £6.50 for seniors and children 15 and under go free. To book, please contact Ian McElligott on 01276 700210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 15 December
3pm – 5pm Christmas Craft Party (ages 5-9) – booking required
If your child is aged 5-9, then this is the Christmas party for them. Crafty crafts, party games, and yummy cup cakes and drinks. To book a place, contact our Children’s Worker, Sarah Hounslow on 07789 995274 or email email@example.com
Sunday 16 December
6.00pm Carols by Candlelight
A service based around carols and bible readings of the birth of Jesus Christ. In a beautiful candle lit church, the retelling of the Christmas story through bible reading, carols and music of a variety of styles blends both the traditional and the modern. This is a time for thought and reflection on the richness of what we experience. Stay on afterwards for mulled wine and light refreshments. This service is intended more for adults and older children.
Thursday 20 December
7.00pm Open Air Carol Concert in Park Street
Camberley Charles Church band and Surrey Heath Choral Society arranged with Camberley Collective
Friday 21 December
6.30pm – 8.00pm Snow Ball (ages 9-11) – booking requiredA fabulous dress up sit down Christmas feast , followed by disco and dancing. We'll even rustle up some party games to make it extra special for the young people. Come and have some party fun. To book a place, contact our Children’s Worker, Sarah Hounslow on 07789 995274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 22 December
10.30am Carol Singing in Park Street
10.30am Carol Singing in the Mall (Park Street)
2.30pm, 4.00pm & 5.30pm Christingles at St Paul’s (great for children)
Christmas eve is a special time, especially for the younger members of the family who can barely contain their excitement. The early evening Christmas Eve Christingle Service helps them remember the original cause for their excitement. There will be a tableau of the crib scene, child friendly carols, candle lit christingles in a darkened church and a small farewell gift. All ages are welcome. Come early to get a seat as this service is always very popular, even with three services to choose from!
11.00pm Midnight Holy Communion
Christmas Day Family Celebration
10am Family Celebration (great for children)
It’s Christmas morning! A time of great excitement for many. All the preparations are complete, the turkey is cooking and the table is laid. Now it is time to come along to St Paul’s at 10 a.m. to join in a joyous celebration of the real meaning of Christmas. There will be something for everyone, whatever age you are. We will be singing traditional Christmas carols, finding out about what weird and wacky gifts people have already given and received, and also celebrating the birth of the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ. The theme of our celebration is “Expect the Unexpected!”
We look forwards to welcoming you to join in our festive fun at St Paul’s, Crawley Ridge, Camberley, Surrey GU15 2AD. Directions on our website.