Worship With Us This Christmas

2020 has been a challenging year, but at Christmas we have something really wonderful to celebrate, the birth of Jesus. Jesus was no ordinary child, he is ‘God With Us’. We want to invite you to join us this Christmas, and discover how Jesus can bring true comfort and joy to all our lives, even in the midst of a global pandemic!

Christmas 2020 is going to be different to normal, but we hope to have a range of services that you can attend both in person and on line.

Sunday 13th December

3.00pm Blue Christmas Service 

Blue Christmas 2020

Saturday 19th December

3.00pm-5.30pm Family Nativity Trail

Family Trail 2

Join us for a Family Nativity Trail taking place on Saturday 19 December between 3pm & 5.30pm starting at St James Parish Centre, St James Road. The trail will take no more than 30 minutes to complete, and is mainly outdoors, so warm clothing and a torch will be required, as well as face masks.
To help plan the event, if you wish to attend please contact Kate on 07436 802895 or email kate@stjamescarlisle.org.uk

Sunday 20th December

4.00pm Christmas Carol Concert 

This is a special Christmas Carol Concert, with Christmas music and readings. Come and hear the wonderful story of Jesus’ birth. Due to social distancing measurers, this service is by ticket only, if you wish to attend please email toby@stjamescarlisle.org.uk with details of how many people will be attending the service (if demand is high, we may arrange for another later service).

5.00pm Online Christingle Service

ChristingleWe invite you to join us for a special Online Christingle Service, which will be available to view from 5pm on Sunday 20th December.

The Christingle stands for ‘Christ Light’. The orange represents the world that God made, the cocktail sticks the four corners of the world, and the fruits of the earth. The red ribbon, to remind us that Jesus died for the whole world, and the candle to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world.

FREE activity bags, with all the items you need to make the Christingle will be available to collect from the Parish Centre from Monday 14th December, or alternatively contact our Children & Families Worker, Kate, and we can arrange to deliver the activity bags free of charge to your home (if living in Carlisle). Phone 07436 802895 or email kate@stjamescarlisle.org.uk


6.00pm The Big Carol Sing

CapturePut on your favourite Christmas jumper, and gather outside your house, with thousands of other people all across Cumbria, and singing along to Christmas carols that will be broadcast by BBC Radio Cumbria. Go to bigcarolsing.co.uk/carlisle for more information.








6.30pm Online Carol Service

A special online carol service that will be streamed via our YouTube channel from 6.30pm, featuring well known popular Christmas carols, and an inspiring message to bring hope and comfort to all.

Christmas Day

9.00am Service of Holy Communion – a special Christmas communion service in St James Church, Denton Holme

10.30am Online Christmas Family Worship – we invite you to join us for a fun, informal Christmas morning service taking place on Zoom, the service will last just over half an hour, log in details can be found below:

Topic: Christmas Day Family Worship
Time: Dec 25, 2020 10:30 AM London

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Meeting ID: 821 5150 7086
Passcode: 724017

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St James' Church
St James' Road

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm