Christmas at St Barnabas

Join us this Christmas

This year Christmas is different, but we're still going to celebrate the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ, and the great comfort and joy that he brings. We'd love you to join us in person or online for one of our carol services. You can also go and explore the St Barnabas Advent Window trail all over Linthorpe and Ayresome. And if you're a family you might want to book in for our online Christmas Eve Crib & Craft service, so you can recieve a craft pack to help you enjoy the service.

During this Advent and Christmas all our services will be broadcast online on our Youtube channel & will be linked to from this page. If you wish to attend church in person, you must book by clicking on the appropriate link below. If you have any issues booking or with anything else please contact the office on office@st-barnabas.net or ring 01642 651818

Crib & Craft Service

4pm on Christmas Eve, have your craft pack ready as well as some scissors!

Midnight Communion Service

11.30 on Christmas Eve. Watch online from the comfort of your own home.

Christmas Day 9am Holy Communion

Christmas Day 11.15 Family Service

Sunday 13th December

Contemporary Carol Service - 6:30pm: Watch again online.

Sunday 20th December

Carol Service - 9am: watch again online here

Carol Service - 11.15am: watch again online here

Service of Lessons and Carols - 4pm: watch again online here

Service of Lessons and Carols - 6.30pm: watch again online here


Christmas Eve

Online Family Crib & Craft Service - 4pm: Online only, see below for details

Midnight Communion - 11.30pm: Watch online here, book here


Christmas Day

Holy Communion - 9am: book here

Family Worship 11.15am: book here

Anyone over the age of 11 attending a service will need to wear a facemask and provide their contact details for NHS track and trace. If you attend you will have to socially distance from people not in your bubble.

Family Crib & Craft Service

St Barnabas' annual Christmas Eve Crib & Craft service is moving online this year. Puppets, songs, craft activities, and the story of Christmas will all come to your living room. We'd love you to join us on Youtube at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

If you want to recieve a craft bag before the service so you can join in with the craft and activiites email office@st-barnabas.net or ring 01642 651818 and request one

Advent Trail

From the 12th of December all around Linthorpe and Ayresome are 24 advent windows telling the story of the first Christmas. The trail starts and ends at St Barnabas Church. Can you find them all? You can download and print the map to take with you. If you really need help you can use the maps app below to find the missing ones.


Watch again Carol Services

Our contemporary carol service, was a special carol service recorded at St Barnabas Church, with carols, interviews, bible readings, and a talk explaining what Christmas is. You can watch it again here.