Christmas 1


118: O Come All Ye Faithful

Opening Prayer

153: Good Christians All, Rejoice

First Lesson: Genesis 1:26-28; 5:1-2 - God blesses humankind

132: Of Eternal Love Begotten (v. 1-4)

Second Lesson: Genesis 9:8-17 - God establishes the covenant with Noah.

131: Love Came Down at Christmas

Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2; 6–7 Christ's birth is foretold.

140: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1–3, 4a, 6–9 - The peace Christ will bring is foretold.

Anthem: A Christmas Echo

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26–35; 38 - The Annunciation.

117: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1; 3–7 - Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.

137: What Child is This

Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8–16 - The shepherds go to the manger.

Junior Choir: Were you There on That Christmas Night?

Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1–12 - The wise men are led by the star.

128: The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy

Ninth Lesson: John 1:1–14 - The mystery of incarnation.

143: Angels, From the Realms of Glory

The Baptsim
Presentation and Examination of the Candidates
Prayers for the Candidates
The Celebration of Baptism
Thanksgiving over the Water
The Baptismal Covenant
The Baptism of Laila Jane Irene Ellis
The sign of the cross on the forehead using chrism.
The Giving of the Light
The Peace

Hymn-at-the-Offertory 123: Once in Royal David's City

Offertory Prayer

Combined Choirs: Arise!

The Lord’s Prayer


126: Away in a Manger

The Scattering (Mark 4:20)
Alleluia! Go forth into the world,
rejoicing in the birth of our Saviour.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!


Christmas Eve

118: O Come All Ye Faithful

The Gathering of the Community
Prayers of Penitence

135: Shepherd in the Field

The Lighting of the Christ Candle
157: Rise Up and Shine

The Collect of the Day

The Proclamation of the Word
The First Reading - Isaiah (52:7-10)
- 5:00: 'Twas the Light Before Christmas
- 11:00: Born Today
The Second Reading - Hebrews (1:1-4)
125: Infant Lowly
The Holy Gospel - John 1:1-14
Sermon - Archdeacon John Clarke

- 5:00: A Perfect Light
- 11:00: Ding Dong! Merrily / He is Born!

The Apostles’ Creed

The Prayers
The Prayers of the People
The Peace

Hymn at the Offertory: 139: The First Nowell

The Celebration of the Eucharist
Prayer over the Gifts
The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord's Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
131: Love Came Down

Hymns during Communion:
123: Once In Royal David's City
126: Away in a Manger
137: What Child is This

The Scattering (Mark 4:20)
119: Silent Night
Prayer after Communion

154: Joy to The World

The Scattering