Christmas

Welcome to our Christmas Page! Christmas celebrates when Jesus Christ was born, in a manger, in Bethlehem. The Bible tells us that:

  • the shepherds were the first ones who travelled to see what had happened in Bethlehem:

"When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." Luke 2: 15

  • the Magi (Wise Men) from the East came to worship him:

"When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:10-11

  • and we can worship him this Christmas and throughout the year.   

"O come let us adore Him, Christ The Lord!" - From the carol: O come, all ye faithful)

You are most welcome to come along to the many services and celebrations that are taking place this Christmas Time. Details of the Christmas Services are below!

There are many services, activities and events taking place in December. Please go along to our News and Events page for details of what's happening and when.

The Nativity

We've all been to see wonderful Nativity plays but it might have been a while since you've seen one. Here's a really interesting poster telling you how much the general public can remember about the nativity. How many facts do you know?

Want to see a Nativity? Here's one for you produced by The Bible Society.


Christmas Services at St Mary's, Old Harlow

Carol Service
Sunday 15th December - 6.30 pm

Coffee Shop Christmas Special
Tuesday 17th December - 10.30 am

Christingle Service
Tuesday 24th December - 3.30 pm

Christmas Day
Wednesday 25th December - Christmas Communion Service - 9.30 am


All that remains is for everyone at St Mary's Church, Old Harlow to wish you a very happy Christmas and God's peace and love in the coming year!

Nativity 2019