Whilst we try to keep this list as up to date as possible we can’t guarantee its accuracy, so please check in advance before travelling.


Saturday 4 December

10.00 am – 1.00 pmChristmas Coffee Morning

A festive Coffee Morning, including coffee, tea and cakes.

Fabulous Christmas Stalls:

  • Mulled Wine
  • Cake Stall
  • Tuck Shop
  • Christmas Hamper Raffle
  • Cards Stall
  • £1 Gift Stall
  • Choir CDs
  • Tombola
  • Toiletries Stall
  • Jigsaws and Book Stall

'Sing-a-long' Christmas carols around the piano from 11.00am. 

All are welcome.

Wednesday 8 December

7.15 pm – 9.15 pmThe Sword in the Scone

Whitkirk Arts Guild return to the stage with this fabulous family pantomime.

Get your tickets now at whitkirkartsguild.com/scone.

Sunday 12 December

4.00 pm – 5.00 pmMessy Church Christingle Service

Join us for a Messy Church Christmas Extravaganza, in which we'll be making Christingles and celebrating Christmas in church together.

Friday 17 December

6.00 pm – 11.30 pmThank God It's Friday

Thank God It's Friday is a space away from the working week, a chance to unwind and meet with other people. There is no structure; we have the Main Hall, the Bar, some takeaway menus, and space for you to simply be.

The Centre will open at 6.00 pm and will close when the last people leave, or at 11.30 pm when the license runs out. You can come whenever you like and stay as long as you want during this time.

Please feel free to bring games to pass the time, but please be mindful of the inclusive nature of the event.

All are welcome.

Sunday 19 December

6.00 pm – 7.00 pmFestival of Lessons and Carols

Our annual celebration of the Christmas Story in words and music will be held in person this year.

St Mary's Church Choir will sing arrangements of new and traditional carols along with a selection of well-known carols for everyone to join in with.

The lessons (Bible readings) are read by members of the local community, and tell the story of God's relationship with humankind from the beginnings of the world up to the birth of Jesus.

There will be refreshments after the service in the Community Centre comprising mulled wine, tea, coffee and mince pies.
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Friday 24 December

5.00 pm – 6.00 pmFamily Crib Service

Come and join us as we celebrate the Baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas Eve.

All are welcome to our annual crib service with loads of familiar carols - an excellent way for children and families to get together and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

You are also warmly invited to dress as your favourite characters in the Christmas story - why not come as an angel, Mary, Joseph, a sheep, or even an innkeeper?

11.30 pm – 12.30 amMidnight Eucharist with Carols

Stay up late with us as we see Christmas Day arrive at midnight on Christmas Eve. The first service of Christmas is always a joyful occasion and one that all are welcome to share with us.

Christmas is for everyone and we'd be delighted if you could join us.

Christmas is one of the most important festivals of the year, and absolutely anyone and everyone is welcome to celebrate with us. Baptised Christians of any age and any tradition/church are welcome to share Communion with us.

For anyone not able to join us in person, the service will be live-streamed on our website and YouTube (which you can access via your smart TV - just search "St Mary's Church, Whitkirk"). It will also be available to watch back later. 

Saturday 25 December

10.00 am – 11.00 amChristmas Day Eucharist with Carols

"The angel said..."to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord." (Luke 2:10-11, NRSV)

Today we celebrate the birth of Emmanuel, 'God with us', with prayer, scripture, and the bread and wine of the Eucharist (Communion).

Christmas is one of the most important festivals of the year, and absolutely anyone and everyone is welcome to celebrate with us. Baptised Christians of any age and any tradition/church are welcome to share Communion with us.

For anyone not able to join us in person, the service will be live-streamed on our website and YouTube (which you can access via your smart TV - just search "St Mary's Church, Whitkirk"). It will also be available to watch back later.