This Advent and Christmas, there are a number of services and resources available for you and your church.
There are a number of national Christmas services happening this December, with a full list available here.
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Advent and Christmas events happening across our diocese include;
The Parish of Jarrow and Simonside.
On Sunday 19 December there will be an All Age ‘Christingle Service’ at 4pm in St John the Baptist's Church, Nairn Street.
On Christmas Eve there is a choice of two Crib Services for all the family at 4pm at St Peter's Church and at St Simon's Church, Wenlock Road, Simonside.
Later on there is a choice of three Services with Holy Eucharist; 8pm at St Peter's, 8pm at St John the Baptist's or 11.30pm Midnight Mass at St Paul's Church, Church Bank.
On Christmas Day, a 10am Holy Eucharist service will take part at St Peter’s Church.
Durham Cathedral will host a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, with information available here. Prior to its Christmas Eve Midnight Eucharist, with booking information here.
Christmas Day will see a number of services grace Durham Cathedral, including early Holy Communion and Matins, a Sung Eucharist and an Evensong. You can learn more here.
For information on festive events happening at Durham Cathedral, click here.
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