CHRISTMAS SERVICES 2020

This year, “Church” is going to look and feel very different!

We want to keep everyone safe, and also help as many people as possible to celebrate the Christmas message of hope and love. Sadly we will not be able to welcome the number of people that we normally see in church and so there be a mix of online Services and Services in church with restricted numbers.

Both choirs, and some of our readers, will be recording a Carol Service – which will be available to view online from Christmas Eve, and there will also be a pre-recorded “Crib Service” online that afternoon from c. 4pm.

We are not able to celebrate Midnight Mass this year, and the only service in church will be at 10.45am on Christmas Morning. Places must be pre-booked for this service as we will not be able to accommodate all who would like to come. To request a place, please email wiltonpcc@btinternet.com – specifying exact names and numbers of your group (and whether adult/child). Successful applicants will be notified the week before. Please do not attend unless you have received this confirmation – we cannot exceed our safe maximum. (St Catherine’s Church will make separate arrangements for Netherhampton residents)

This service will not be a Eucharist this year. Holy Communion will continue to be celebrated each Wednesday at 10am in the Parish Church (except Weds. 30th December) and there will also be Sung Eucharist on Sunday 27th December at 10.45am.

Wilton Windows

In the absence of Christmas Carols Service or Town Treelighting, we’ve encouraged people to decorate a window – to bring a little Christmas cheer.

Below are some of the results!

Charlotte Ponting
Ray and Elaine Johnson
The Mcnulty family (notice the doormat!!)
Michelle Marchment
Another “blaze” from North Street!
Childhood wonder! Window prepared by Tasha Cooney (and admired by Harrison!)
Abigail Collins – “A Merriment of Santas!!”
Christine Matthews – our first “Carol” depiction.

Christmas Star – Pam Edge

ALL EVENTS SUSPENDED

Until further notice church buildings and public buildings are closed.

There are no public events to publicise until further notice.

“Virtual” resources and meetings will be arranged as frequently as possible.

For Holy Week and Easter ideas please check the “categories” list

All Saints’ Sunday

Sunday 3rd November

Choral Eucharist of All Saints

Sung by “Laudamus” – directed by Andrew Hanley

Mass Setting: Ireland in C

Motet: Vittoria – O Quam Gloriosum

Celebrant and Preacher: Revd. Dr. Stella Wood