Christmas events at St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol

Christmas events at St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol

Posted on: 18 Dec 2018

Visit one of Bristol’s finest churches this Christmas for a traditional season of festive events, family-friendly celebrations and candlelit services. St Mary Redcliffe have a wonderful Christmas itinerary for all the family this December - there’s a Carol Service, a Nativity, Christingle, Midnight Mass and more! See below for the list of Christmas events:

Christmas at St Mary Redcliffe Church Bristol

Christmas: Carol Service with the Salvation Army Band and Songsters

Tue 18th Dec 19:30 - 20:30


Christmas: Carols for All at Lunchtime

Wed 19th Dec 13:15 - 14:00


Christmas: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

Fri 21st Dec 19:30 - 20:30


Christmas: Christingle

Sat 22nd Dec 16:00 - 17:00

The celebration is named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. The service is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to join in, using the oranges to create visible symbols of the Christian message


Christmas: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

Sun 23rd Dec 18:30 - 19:30

Well known carols, bible readings and Choir Carols to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.

Old photo of St Mary Redcliffe Church Bristol

Christmas Eve: Crib Service

Mon 24th Dec 16:00 - Tue 25th 17:00

A service for children and families based on the Christmas story.


Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass

Mon 24th Dec 23:30 - 00:30

Traditional and atmospheric late-night Christmas service.


Christmas Day: Holy Communion

Tue 25th Dec 08:00 - 08:30


Christmas Day: Eucharist and Nativity Play

Tue 25th Dec 10:30 - 11:30


St Mary Redcliffe is a beautiful Gothic masterpiece and a highly diverse parish in one of the more deprived areas of Bristol. It is home to a growing, inclusive congregation and has stood for over 800 years “as a witness to the glory of God, the skill of craftsmen and women, and the faithfulness of generations of Christians.”


"The current generation of ‘SMR’ is a diverse community: old and young, rich and poor; Bristol-born and migrants to the city; Redcliffe through-and-through and newcomers to the church; diverse in ethnic background & cultural identity and in relationships & family circumstances; with varying levels of physical & mental health & ability and understanding of gender & expression of sexual identity."


To find out more about St Mary Redcliffe Church, click here.

Article by:

Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.