Christmas at St. Johns 2019


Saturday 7th December

4pm, Light the Tree: For all the family! Come along & enjoy the festivities in the run up to Christmas as we think about community and the joy of giving. This year, we invite you to bring along two things…
A decoration from home that you would usually put on your tree, to be part of the Community Christmas Tree displayed inside the church, and a donation for the FoodBank which helps so many at this costly time of year.
Come & enjoy the warmth of community as we turn on the Christmas Lights to herald in the season.

Sunday 15th December

6.30pm, Carols by Candlelight: A traditional evening of carols and Christmas music led by our choir. Take some time to reflect and consider the truth of Christmas and enjoy some festive refreshments

Christmas Eve

4pm, Crib Service: An event for all the family. Come and experience the retelling of the first Christmas story as you’ve never seen before with an all starry cast and festive refreshments.

11pm, Midnight Communion: A short but meaningful time to reflect upon the beauty of the gift of a Saviour.

Christmas Day

10am, Christmas Morning Celebration: O come, let us adore Him, as we celebrate the greatest gift of all – Jesus. Children are welcome to bring a toy they’ve already unwrapped as we join together to bring our worship to our Lord at Christmas.

St Nicholas Thorney Island 

Christmas Eve, 5pm Crib Service Children are invited to come dressed up as nativity characters
Christmas Eve, 11.30pm Midnight Mass All welcome
Christmas Day, 9.30am All Age Communion Come and celebrate Christmas together

St John’s Church Christmas Opening

The Church Office and Coffee Connect will be closed between 20th December and 5th January. For urgent matters please contact the church by email.

Christmas Challenge 

Let’s read the Bible together!

If you read a chapter of Luke every day during December, by Christmas Eve you will have read all about the life of Jesus!

With so much going on at this time of year, it is important to remember what’s important. Reading about the life of Jesus on the run up to Christmas will help keep you focused on the true meaning of the season.


Alone this Christmas?

A very warm welcome awaits you at the St. John’s Church Christmas events, services and activities. If you want to be with others on Christmas day, please get in touch or contact the Emsworth Community Christmas directly.

The Rest of the Year

A warm welcome awaits you at all of the regular services at St. John’s. On a Sunday, we meet together in the main church building to share in God’s word together. Morning services have a family feel with a programme for young people – an all together services happens once a month. The evening services are a time to go deeper with the Bible. Full details can be found on the services page – see you soon!