We start Advent with Compline on Sunday 3 and 10 December at 7:30pm. This is a short reflective service of night prayer with some music. A perfect opportunity to snatch some stillness and quiet in the busiest of seasons.
For those younger parishioners looking for more noise and crafts, join us at 4:30pm on 3rd December for St Nicholas Workshop and a short service at which we will enthrone our new child bishop.
The full Advent and Christmas schedule is as follows:
3rd December – Advent One 800, 9:15, 1030 Eucharists 4:30pm-6:30pm St Nicholas Workshop and enthronement of our new child bishop Christmas crafts and St Nicholas treats 7:30pm Compline
10 December – Advent Two 800, 9:15, 1030 Eucharists 7:30pm Compline
17 December – Advent Three 8:00, 9:15, 10:30 Eucharists 6:30pm Nine Lessons and Carols in celebration of 125 years of Emmanuel, West Hampstead Join us for our annual traditional carol service as we celebrate and give thanks for our amazing church
24 December – Advent Four AND Christmas Eve! 8:00 Eucharist for Advent 4 16:00 Crib Service with Nativity and blessing of the crib 23:00 Midnight Mass
Please join us this Sunday October 1st 2023 for our Harvest Festival service. As always we will be collecting non-perishable foods, toiletries, and other essential every day household items (e.g. washing up liquid). We ask everyone to “bring a tin”, but as much as you can bring to help those in need is much appreciated.
Some ideas of items to donate …
Tinned meat (hotdogs, meatballs etc.)
Biscuits and chocolate
Coffee (small jars)
Tinned veg (potatoes, carrots, green beans, tomatoes)
Tinned meals (spaghetti, chicken or veg curries, chilli)
We will be celebrating the coronation of King Charles III after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday May 7th with a Bring-and-Share parish lunch and bar in the reliable British sunshine, plenty of bunting and pageantry, and optional singing.
Sunday 4th December 4.30pm St Nic Advent workshop and service (with enthronement of our Child Bishop). If you would like to come along please let Mthr Helen know so we have an idea of numbers, and if you would be free to help out serving hot chocolate or on a craft table please do message Mthr Helen, or speak to Claire.
Wednesday 7th December 12.30pm After our lunchtime Mass there will be lunch for the older members of our congregation.
Friday 9th December 8pm Parish Advent party Please come along to have a glass or two of something festive and help decorate our Christmas tree. All drinks will be provided, we’d be grateful if you could bring some nibbles to share (and your best christmas lights detangling skills). All adults are welcome.
Sunday 11th December 6.30pm 9 Lessons and Carols. This is a highlight of our church calendar – with thanks to Isabel, the children’s choir have been rehearsing very diligently – it should be a really joyful occasion!
Saturday 17th December 4pm Carols in the Churchyard Join us for some hearty carol singing outside followed by hot chocolate and mince pies.
This Baby Loss Awareness Week there will be a quiet, simple service on Saturday 15th at 6pm for all those who have been affected by baby loss. If you would like more information, please email [email protected].