This Christmas will be an unusual one for all of us this year. Many of us will be unable to celebrate with our wider families and friends. Here at St John the Baptist Church, we believe that Christmas still offers a message of comfort and joy for everyone. No matter who you are, or where you’re from. 

Come and join us either in-person or online to celebrate the good news of God in Jesus Christ being with us, sharing our burdens, grieving with us and celebrating with us. We’d love to welcome you and we hope our celebrations will be comforting and joyful!

Many blessings

Revd Chris Beaumont




This year our Christmas services will be both online and in person, you can watch them online here or you can book your space in person below. Information on how we have made changes in church to ensure we are COVID secure can be found below.

Crib Service

 Thursday, 24 December, 4pm

All age service with lots of interaction and activities for children.


Midnight Holy Communion

 Thursday, 24 December, 11.15pm

A reflective service at the beginning of Christmas Day.

Christmas Day 

25 December, 10 am

All age Christmas day service, a celebration of the birth of Jesus.

COVID-19 Information

In line with Government guidelines we have taken steps to ensure that the church building is COVID-19 secure and we have the following measures in place:

  • We have introduced extra cleaning measures around the building

  • Everyone must sanitise their hands on entry & exit

  • Everyone must wear a face covering whilst inside the building (unless exempt)

  • You must only sit with members of your household (chairs will be spaced)

  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times

  • Unfortunately you are not allowed to sing during the service

  • You must not come to the building if you or members of your household are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Please follow the one way system inside the church

  • Please avoid using the toilets if possible