Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Services at St. Philip's Church, Norbury

Mr. Prizeman and many of the members of Libera attend St. Philip's Church in Norbury. The church website has posted the schedule of their Christmas services here. Give the schedule time to come up. When I did it, it was a little delayed. Thank you to Viabuona for watching out for this information.  :)

Sunday, December 12th, 9:45 a.m. - Toy Service where you bring toys to donate to the needy. How nice!

Sunday, December 19th, 6:30 p.m. - Festival of 9 Lessons and carols by candlelight, with full choir.

Friday, December 24th, 11:30 p.m. - Midnight Eucharist. Choral Eucharist to welcome the infant Jesus, with full choir. A joyful service to start the celebration of Christmas.

Saturday, December 25th, 10:00 a.m. - Christmas Day Family Holy Communion.

Sunday, December 26th, 10:00 a.m. - Feast of St. Stephen. No services or Choral Evensong at St. Philip's today. Joint service at St. Stephen's Parish Church.

So now you know how Libera members celebrate Christmas! It's very different than here in the U.S. We go to church on Sunday mornings and Sunday nights plus Wednesday night (youth group). All our choir numbers and special music/offeratories this month will be Christmas music. And we have a Christmas cantata on Sunday the 19th, which is Handel's Messiah every 2-3 years. But we don't have church on Christmas Eve! That sounds really nice!  :)


  1. Wow.........I like everyone what I see on your site. Thanks ;)

  2. Thanks, Green Ben! Glad you stopped by! :)

  3. In Denmark we go to church on Christmas Eve as well. For some people that is the only day in a year they go to church! In Denmark we aren't the biggest "church-goers". But actually after getting to know Libera, somehow I've become more interested in going to church. I'm planning on going to the Christmas service next Sunday :) (btw I like your blog, many nice posts!)

  4. Thank you, Keekii! Glad you like the blog, and glad you are going to church, too! I like the words to Libera's songs. Some are straight from the Bible. Others tell about God or Jesus dying for our sins. It makes me very thankful.

  5. Catholics in America have the option of mass on Christmas Eve. Usually there are 2 or 3 early services offered and then a candle-light vigil at 11 or midnight. That's what my family does every year - the "nearly midnight" mass. It's beautiful. Though I can only imagine that having Libera there would be extraordinary.

  6. Thank you for that information Jean! A Christmas candlelight service sounds so beautiful! And then to hear Libera sing all those Christmas carols, just wow! Thanks for stopping by! :)