Our service today is in partnership with many local congregations, and was prepared by Rev Graham Taylor.
Once in Royal David’s City, recorded in our church. Switch on the subtitles to view the words.
Thank you for joining us. Rev Graham Taylor welcomes us to this time of worship.
This Christmas time – the words will appear on the screen as the music plays.
The Christmas Story
We have missed seeing our primary schools performance their nativity plays in church this. So, hear the Christmas story in their own words from the children at Harvest at Kumulani Chapel recorded a few years ago.
We sing together “Midnight” which was written by Mark and Helen Johnson, the founders of ‘Out of the Ark’. It is performed here by the Out of the Ark choir.
Christmas blessing from the Muppet Christmas Carol
by Rev Graham Taylor
Reflection and prayer
With the music of the carol Silent Night sung by the choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, we reflect on Candlelight as we pray.
We sing together “O Come all ye Faithful”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at Priory Barn, Hertfordshire.
We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.
O little town of Bethlehem, the words appear on the screen as the carol plays.
With thanks to Rev Graham Taylor, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.