Lessons & Carols & the Blessing of the Creche

Saturday, December 24, 2011
Christmas Eve
4:00 PM


The 4pm service, while often drawing large numbers, is not usually full to capacity. No tickets are required, and this service is an alternative for those who worry about the long lines to enter the church for the 11pm Chirstmas Eve service.

This service is ideal for those with young children, since they are invited to come and sit near the steps of the chancel, near the creche, midway through the service. You may see the details of the service by dowloading the leaflet posted to the bottom of this page a few days prior to Christmas Eve.

There is no Holy Communion as part of this service.

If you want good seats, we suggest that you plan to arrive twenty to thirty minutes in advance.

‚ñ∫The Rector speaks of “the quiet of the twelve days of Christmas” in his weekly audio message. Even during the relative quiet, our church doors remain open every day of the Christmas season, only for a couple of hours surrounding the 12:10 mass on Monday, Dec 26 and Tuesday, Dec 27, but then for full days thereafter. See the worship calendar for the complete list of worship services during the Christmas season.

‚ñ∫If you are new to Saint Thomas and are interested in learning, consider emailing us at welcome@SaintThomasChurch.org. We’d be happy to meet with you in person, or answer any of your questions via email. Consider also attending the Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class, which meets on Tuesday evenings beginning January 10, 2012.