Advent and Christmas 2019

We've got lots going on this Christmas,

and look forward to welcoming you to whatever it is that you feel you would like to join us for. 


The services and events listed below are those that are in addition to our regular services,

which can be found by clicking here.

What's on in Advent?

Advent Carol Service (Darton)

Sunday 1st December @ 3.30 p.m.

Sung by the St John's Singers

Advent Celebration (Staincross)

Sunday 1st December @ 5.30 p.m.

Music and readings looking towards Christmas

Advent Compline 

Every Friday (Darton) and Saturday (Staincross) @ 8.30 p.m.

(Friday 29/11, 6/12, 13/12 & 20/12)
(Saturday 30/11, 7/12, 14,12 & 21/12)

A short service to end the day, expectantly looking forward.

Advent Study

Our Advent study course will take place over three weeks at the following times:

Wednesday 1.30 p.m. @ St John's Church, Staincross


Wednesday 7.00 p.m. in Darton

Meeting 4/12 (@ the Old Co-op pub), 11/12 & 18/12 (@ the Vicarage)

The same material will be covered at both venues,

so choose which works best for you.

Christmas for Families


22nd December - 3.30 p.m. - Staincross

24th December - 3.30 p.m. - Darton

The orange, ribbon, candle and sweets tell the story of Christmas

Messy Christmas Church

Sunday 8th December - 2.00 p.m. - Staincross

Saturday 14th December - 10.00 a.m. - Darton​

Two hours of Christmas crafts, food, stories and praise for children

Nursery Rhyme Nativity

Sunday 15th December - 3.30 p.m. - Staincross

The Christmas story set to well known Nursery Rhyme tunes

for toddlers & young children

Carol Services

Christmas Carol Service

Saturday 21st December - 5.30 p.m. - Staincross

The Old Blowers' Band from U3A join us

to lead our enthusiastic singing of our favourite Christmas carols.

Christmas Carol Service

22nd December - 5.30 p.m. - Darton

Our newly formed community choir perform the Christmas favourites,
while our readings take us through the Christmas stories.

Blue Christmas

Sunday 15th December - 5.30 p.m. - Darton

An opportunity to remember those who are missing from our Christmas this year.

Christmas Day

Midnight Mass

24th December - 11.30 p.m. - Both Churches celebrate Midnight Mass

Christmas Morning

9.00 a.m. - Staincross - Parish Eucharist

10.30 a.m. - Darton - Parish Mass

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