Christmas 2018

Make your Christmas special this year...

Nothing says Christmas like making your way to a carol service on a crisp winters evening, or watching children play-out the story of Jesus birth. Finding that way of making your Christmas special can be hard work, especially when kids and presents are involved. 

We want to help you do just that by joining us to celebrate Jesus birth and tell that so familiar story to a new generation. Don’t let brussel sprouts be your only tradition this Christmas!

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Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 23rd December, 5pm - St James's

Join us and our choir for this traditional evening service of music and readings for Christmas. Followed by mince pies and mulled wine!

Crib and Christingle

Monday 24th December, 4pm - St James's

For all the family! An opportunity for your little ones to dress up, make a Christingle and hear the story of Christmas before heading home to bed, ready for Santa’s visit. A great way to mark the beginning of Christmas and really get the whole family into the Christmas spirit.


Midnight Mass

Monday 24th December, 11:30pm - St James's

The first eucharist of Christmas, beginning before midnight and continuing into Christmas Morning. The blessing of the crib, carols and the the telling of the Christmas story make this a very special way to mark the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Day

Tuesday 25th December 

9am - St Christopher's, Jaywick

10am - St James's, Clacton-on-Sea

Christmas Day mass with carols and the Eucharist. Get your day off to the right start!


Find out more...

Explore these clips to find our more about Christmas and why coming along is so special.

Here all year

This is your parish church and we are here celebrating, supposing and praying together every week of the year. Come and say hello or join us for one of our services and events; everyone is welcome!

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Children and families

There is so much going on for children and families in our church community, from the youth choir and messy mass to our playgroup on Friday’s. We are committed to building and serving our community.

To find out more about what’s on and when then either contact us or follow us on social media to keep updated!