No matter whether it's been so long
since you've stepped inside a church 
that you can't remember,
or you've been attending St. John's for decades, 
or anywhere in between,
you are warmly invited to join us for as much or as little as you need
during this season of Advent and Christmas.

Click on the date and time for more details about each of these opportunities for worship and reflection.

Please contact the church office to request the link if you don't currently receive the weekly email with the Zoom link for the Sunday service. 

Throughout Advent

Marking the Season with Art and Reflection

Daily blog posts throughout Advent with art, poetry, music and other reflections on the theme of Advent Hope

Marking the Season with Study and Prayer

Join in reading the book 'The Music of Eternity' - excerpts from and reflections on the writings of Evelyn Underhill by Robyn Wrigley-Carr. It is the Archbishop of York's Advent Book recommendation, and there are details of online reflections here. It is also the being studied by various Twitter users with the hashtag #AdventBookClub and there is a Facebook Discussion Group that you can ask to join here.

First Sunday of Advent - November 28, 2021

10:00 am - Parish Eucharist (In-person, on Zoom and livestreamed)

5:30 pm - Advent Sequence (In-person and livestreamed)

A transfixing sequence of readings, hymns, and choral music, exploring the themes of Advent – light and darkness, endings and beginnings, hope and justice.
Sung by the Choristers of St. John the Divine

Second Sunday of Advent - December 5, 2021

10:00 am - Parish Eucharist (In-person, on Zoom and livestreamed)

5:30 pm - Choral Evensong (In-person and livestreamed)

Third Sunday of Advent - December 12, 2021

10:00 am - Parish Eucharist (In-person, on Zoom and livestreamed)

5:30 pm - Choral Evensong (In-person and livestreamed)

Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 19, 2021

10:00 am - Parish Eucharist (In-person, on Zoom and livestreamed)

5:30 pm - Lessons and Carols for Christmas (In-person and livestreamed)

The traditional service of music and reading for Christmas.
Sung by the Choristers of St. John the Divine

Christmas Eve - December 24, 2021

4:00 pm - All-Ages Celebration of the Christmas Story (In-person and livestreamed)

Bring the whole family and rejoice at the birth of Christ. Children, especially, are invited to participate in the telling of the Christmas story in word and song.

10:30 pm - Midnight Mass (In-person and livestreamed)

The festive Christmas service, with Holy Communion, traditional carols and candlelight.
With the Choristers of St. John the Divine
Sermon by The Reverend Dr. John Thatamanil.

Christmas Day - December 25, 2021

10:00 am - Christmas Day Eucharist (In-person, on Zoom and livestreamed)

Christmas morning service of Holy Communion, with sermon, congregational carols.