Christmas at St Peter’s Church

Following their involvement again in this year’s Ruddington Christmas Fayre on Saturday, St Peter’s Church is reminding us of the range of festive events and services still to come this month.

THIS Saturday, December 9th, Ruddington and District Choral Society, along with the Ruddington Chamber Ensemble and soloists from the University of Nottingham, are presenting “A Christmas Feast of Baroque Music”. They’ll be performing Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, Bach’s Wachet Auf Cantata, as well as the Pastorale from Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, the Pastoral Symphony from Handel’s Messiah, and the Sinfonia from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

St Peter’s ‘Carols by Candlelight’ Service (pictured bottom) is at 7pm on Sunday December 17th. They’re promising a mix of traditional and modern carols.

On Monday 18th December, the Salvation Army Band will be playing carols inside the church at 7.30pm – and villagers are invited to go in and sing along.

On Christmas Eve, it’s the family-friendly Christingle Services at 4pm and 6pm. They are expecting at least 500 people this year – so it’s best to go early to get a seat, as these events are incredibly popular.

At 11 pm on Christmas Eve, they have a reflective communion service where they celebrate the birth of Jesus as the Light of the World.

Then, on Christmas Day, they’re holding the now famous Chocolate Nativity Service at 10am. If you’ve not been before, it’s a fun event with chocolate literally thrown in! For those who would like to stay afterwards, this will be followed by a short communion service.

Nikki Roe, Administrator at St Peter’s Church, says “Everyone at the church would love you to come along and celebrate Christmas with us!”

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