Advent to Christmas at St Robert’s – 2021

With Coronavirus still in our midst, our seasonal schedule continues to look somewhat different this year – but all are most welcome to join us at these celebrations of our Saviour’s birth as we observe the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

We are hoping that congregational worship will be continuing now that ‘lock-down’ has been replaced with a more relaxed regime, and the schedule shown is based on our previous patterns with one service being live-streamed each Sunday morning.  Please check this page regularly in case changes in the regulations require amendment to our services.  You are asked to book in advance for all Carol and Crib services attended in church, (booking details for these services available from Monday, November 29th) to enable us to manage the demand for spaces safely in a Covid-secure way.

Sunday, November 21st  (The Sunday Next before Advent; Festival of Christ the King)

Holy Communion from St Robert’s at 9.15am, (live-streamed)  as we observe the Festival of Christ the King, starts the run up to Christmas and beyond – the period known as ‘The Coming of the Kingdom’.

Sunday, November 28th – ADVENT SUNDAY

A service of Parish Communion for Advent Sunday at St Robert’s at 9.15am (live-streamed)

A Choral Service at 6.00pm in St Michael’s, incorporating readings and traditional seasonal music and hymns to mark the beginning of Advent and the seasonal expectation of the Nativity.

Sunday, December 5th

At  8.00am a Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion; and at 9.15am an All-Age Gift Service led by Stuart and the All-Age team at which gifts will be dedicated for distribution to refugees and asylum-seekers at Armley Meeting Point. Details of how to contribute will be published in the mid-week messages.  Both services will be live-streamed

Sunday, December 12th

Parish Communion at 9.15am (live-streamed)

Sunday, December 19th

Morning Worship at 9.15am (live-streamed); this is a service for the last Sunday in Advent, with readings, hymns and anthems on the theme of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the momentous visit paid to her by the Archangel Gabriel to tell her she was to be the mother of our Lord.

PLEASE NOTE:  PRE-BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE AT BOTH CAROL SERVICES AND ALL THREE CRIB SERVICES;  BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE AT admin@strobertschurch.co.uk

Festival of lessons and carols at 6.00pm; a traditional service with  bible readings, carols from the choir and traditional carols and Christmas hymns for the congregation.  Join in at home with the order of service (once this is available).   This service will be live-streamed and repeated on……

…..Tuesday, December 21st

Festival of lessons and carols at 7.00pm; a traditional service with  bible readings, carols from the choir and traditional carols and Christmas hymns for the congregation.

Friday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

Crib services will be held at 2.45pm, 4.00pm and 5.15pm

(See note above re pre-booking for Carol and Crib Services)

Midnight Eucharist live-streamed at 11.30pm; the first communion service of Christmas.  Please note that, although described as a ‘midnight’ service, the start of the service is actually 11.30 pm.

Saturday, December 25th (Christmas Day)

Holy Communion – with Christmas hymns….live-streamed at 8.00am; this service uses the Order from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and offers a quieter and more reflective celebration of the Christmas message.

Family Christmas Communion live-streamed at 9.15am; this is an all-age service for the whole family.

Sunday, December 26th (St Stephen’s Day)

Parish Communion for both Parishes at St Robert’s at 10.00am