Christmas Services in Upper Stour

Merry Christmas!

At present, we hope to still have all of our services, however, do wrap up warm! The plan is that NO services have been cancelled, and they will still be happening at the same times and in the same places as planned. However, some of our services have been adapted and moved outside. This should be clear below. Please however come to what you feel will give you the most spiritually fulfilling celebration of Christmas, while also feeling safe and choosing your ‘outings’ wisely this Christmas.

Therefore, if you would like to sing carols there is plenty of opportunity, and if you would like a normal Crib, Midnight Mass or Christmas Day service then these will be going ahead as planned too.

So the main take home is bring a coat if you would like to come to one of our outdoor services (they won’t be too long!), and bring a mask if you are happy to come to one of our indoor services.

If things change, you will hear through this e-newsletter as soon as possible. I hope that the outside services will feel suitably merry and safe, while also allowing for our normal indoor traditional services for those who are happy to wear masks and be inside with others.

– Christmas Services –

Thursday 23rd December 
6.30pm Carols on Zeals Village Green (Outside)

Friday 24th December Christmas Eve
4pm Crib Service St Georges Bourton (Inside – hopefully!)
6.30pm Carols at St Peter’s Stourton (Outside)
11.30pm Midnight Mass St Martin’s Zeals (Inside)

Saturday 25th December Christmas Day
10am Christmas Morning Communion St Mary’s Kilmington (Inside)

Sunday 26th St Stephen’s Day 
10am Simple Said Holy Communion Service at St Martin’s Zeals (Inside)

Services in Upper Stour

In Upper Stour we have a range of mid-week services on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday as follows:

Monday 9am Morning Prayer – St George’s Bourton
Wednesday 4pm Mid-week Communion – St Martin’s Zeals
Thursday 9am Book of Common Prayer Morning Prayer – St Mary’s Kilmington

On a Sunday we share worship across our churches in the following order
1st Sunday St George’s Bourton
2nd Sunday St Mary’s Kilmington
3rd Sunday St Peter’s Stourton
4th Sunday St Martin’s Zeals
5th Sunday – taking turns


We also celebrate a range of more creative services including Harvest, a pet service, Christingle, and Mothering Sunday, along with any other opportunities that arise.