Christmas 2021

Welcome to our page for all things Christmas 2021 at St Nicholas Church Marston and St Thomas Church in Elsfield. Follow the page below to find all our services and events during the festive period.

You can download the festive information sheet here with all the information. Please note that you will need to book to attend the Christmas Eve Family Carol Service – link below.

Elsfield Christmas Fair – Saturday 27th November 10:00 – 12:00

Gifts, Crafts, Raffle, Food & Drink – at St Thomas Church in Elsfield

Advent Hope Celtic Service – Sunday 28th November 10:00

Accessible for all ages, Lighting of First Candle, Junior & Youth Choirs
Under 5’s Activities Table, Refreshments – download the poster here

Download the service sheet here

Christmas Market at the Vicarage – Saturday 4th December 15:00 – 17:00

Mulled Wine, Roast Chestnuts, Gifts, Cakes, Crafts, Tea, Tombola
Carols, Refil Station, Gingerbread, Music

Gift Service & Baptism – Sunday 5th December 09:00

Bring a gift to be passed on – click here to find out what to give

Download the order of service here

Green Church Winter Walk – Sunday 5th December 10:30

Meet in memorial garden for prayer and finish at Eco-Hub with refreshments

Carols Around the Tree –  Satuday 11th December 16:30

Salvation Army Band, Lighting the Tree, Carols, Stories – for children of any age – wrap up warm

Download the poster here

BCP Communion Service – Sunday 12th December 08:00

At St Nicholas Church

Holy Communion Service – Sunday 12th December 10:00

At St Nicholas Church – Meet our mission partners Andy and Kati Walsh – find out more here

Nine Lessons & Carols – Sunday 12th December 18:00

Traditional Christmas readings and carols by candlelight followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Download the poster here and download the service booklet here

BCP Communion Service – Sunday 19th December 08:00

At St Nicholas Church

Christingle Service – Sunday 19th December 16:00

This will now take place outside due to pandemic and will be a  Carols and Christingle service.

Songs, Stories, Prayers using Christingles. Bring the whole family. Download the poster here.

Download the service sheet here

Bradlands Carol Service – Monday 20th December 16:00 – Cancelled

Meet in the lounge – all welcome – download the poster here

Winter Solstice – Tuesday 21st December 18:30

Gathering around the fire pit at the Marston Eco-Hub outside the vicarage

Carols by Candlelight at Elsfield – Wednesday 22nd December 19:00

Elsfield Singers – Refreshments – at St Thomas at Elsfield – download the poster here

Beer & Carols at the Red Lion – Thursday 23rd December 19:00

Join us for a song and drink in the outside area – download the poster here

Family Carols – Christmas Eve 19:00 – CANCELLED

Due to concerns regarding the current spread of Covid, this service is now cancelled.

The only service that requires you to book in advance. Click on the link below to make booking:

Contemporary Carols by Candlelight Tickets, Fri 24 Dec 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Download the Poster here

Midnight Mass – Christmas Eve 23:30

Celebrate the start of Christmas Day in a traditional way with well-loved Carols

Download the Poster here

Christmas Communion at Marston – Christmas Day 10:00

“The Best Way to Start Christmas Morning!”
Download the poster here

Download the Service Booklet here

Christmas Communion at Elsfield – Christmas Day 12:00

At St Thomas Church in Elsfield
Download the poster here

Download the Service Booklet here

BCP Communion Service – Boxing Day  08:00

At St Nicholas Church

Where to Find Us

St Nicholas Church is along Elsfield Road in Old Marston village. Parking is limited so if possible come on foot. St Thomas Church is in Elsfield village along the main road.

Covid Precautions

We ask that you use hand sanitiser, wear a face covering and keep social distance. Precautions may change in line with government and church guidance. You need to book ahead for Christmas Eve Family Carols.

Live Streaming

Many of our services are live streamed, so if you can’t attend in person, you can join us from wherever you are, whenever you can. Just go to our YouTube channel (search for St Nicholas Marston).

Services, Clubs and Special Events

There is more information about all our services and activities in the Marston Times, on our website and our Facebook page.

If you’d like to know more, contact our Parish Administrator, tel 580354, email or the Vicar, Revd Skye Denno, tel 202900, email

St Nicholas

Nicholas of Myra lived between about 270 and 343 AD. There are many legends about his generosity and care. Today, his memory lives on in stories of Santa Claus and Father Christmas. With St Nicholas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth who lived and died In Palestine under Roman rule at the beginning of this era. But what we celebrate is not a legend,. We believe that Jesus conquered death and gave us new life full of joy. We invite you all to share that joy this Christmas here in Marston.

Christmas Tree 2019

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St Nicholas Church

C/O Marston Vicarage

Elsfield Road

Old Marston


Email: administrator

Tel: 01865 580 354

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