St James Birkdale

A place to belong

Our Christmas Services

Christmas Card

For many, Jesus has been the dominant historical figure for the last 20 centuries. Even our dating system divides time before and after his life. His influence has shaped every part of our social and political fabric and countless people around the world claim to have a real, personal relationship with him that gives them meaning and motivates their actions. 

We can forget that this Jesus is the same Jesus born in a stable and laid in an animal feeding trough. This Jesus was a refugee, fleeing with his parents to Egypt as a young child. This Jesus was a carpenter's apprentice, and then an itinerant preacher with no home and few possessions. He died a criminal's death and was buried in a borrowed tomb. Resurrected to new life, he came to the marginalised and poor.

Jesus forces us to look at poverty in new ways. Come and join us this Christmas and explore how this history-changer still changes the world today.   

Sunday 16th December
10.30am - Advent Family Service
Bring the children as we prepare to get ready for Christmas

6.00pm - Carols by Candlelight
Join us for traditional carols and readings followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the church hall 
Please note that due to the numbers attending the evening carol service we are not able to provide a creche or facilities for younger children as the area will be needed by wheelchair users and their families.

Friday 21st December
7.00pm to 8.00pm - Follow the Star
The church will be open for anyone who wishes to escape the hectic activity of Christmas for a short time. The church will be quiet with subdued lighting allowing time for reflection and personal prayer. Sheets will be available to guide your thinking and there will also be a few periods of led prayer.

Sunday 23rd December
8.30am - Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am - Morning Prayer

Monday 24th December
11.00pm - Christmas Eve Holy Communion

Christmas Day
10.30am - Christmas Day Family Service

  • Lulworth Road
  • Birkdale
  • Southport
  • PR8 2BQ

01704 564907
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