Advent and Christmas

Thank you to everyone who contributed or attended our Advent and Christmas services in 2019. We hope you will join us for services in the year. For anyone interested in the range of services in the parish, we have kept the list of Christmas 2019 below. This page will be update again in November 2020.

Come and join us for Advent and Christmas services

Follow the Star

Christmas scene with the mangerThe parish is taking part in the Church of England’s Follow the Star campaign. 

St John the Baptist, Westbourne invites you to Follow the Star this Christmas by dedicating a star to friends and family. Hand-crafted stars will be available in the church welcome area in December. Simply select a star and write your dedication of thanks, remembrance or prayer on the reverse. Stars will be hung in the church throughout Christmas and will remain on display until Epiphany.


You are welcome to make and decorate your own star, if preferred, simply bring it with you to St John the Baptist Church (the church is open for visitors and worshippers outside of services).


Services at St John the Baptist Westbourne

Sunday 1 December 2019, 4pm           Christingle Service *

Sunday 8 December 2019, 6pm           Advent Carol Service

Saturday 14 December 2019, 6pm      Carols in the Square

Sunday 15 December 2019, 9.30am    Service with nativity

Friday 20 December 2019, 6pm           ‘Follow the Star’ *

Sunday 22 December, 7pm                  Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve

Tuesday 24 December 2019             
4pm           Crib Service *
11.30pm    Midnight Service

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December 2019
8am           Service of Holy Communion
9.30am      Service of Holy Communion

* services particularly suitable for children.

St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne, church is usually open weekdays from 10am to 3pm, and at weekends from 9.30am to dusk.

Services at Woodmancote Church

Sunday 15 December 2019, 6pm - Carol Service

Christmas Day
Wednesday 25 December 2019, 11.15am - Service of Holy Communion


Three tremendous Carol Services coming up. Do join us.

  • Advent Carols, 8 December 2019 at 6pm.
  • Woodmancote Church carols, 15 December 2019 at 6pm.
  • Nine Lessons and Carols in St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne on 22 December 2019 at 7pm.  

Also join us for ‘Follow the Star’, a lively and colourful celebration in St John the Baptist Church, Friday 20 December 2019 at 6pm.  

Thanks to all our singers and musicians, presently in preparation for these events.  

Music for December 2019

Discover more about music in the Westbourne Parish


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