Christmas at Christ Church Greenwich 2017

Welcome to Christ Church Greenwich, and welcome to Advent – a time for us to prepare our hearts and our lives for the coming of the Christ Child and Christmas. We hope you and your family will join us for a variety of celebrations of wonder and joy this Advent and Christmas at Christ Church.

Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, December 3, 10:10am
Fun for all ages! Cost: $25 per kit; $10 for greens only.

Advent Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 3, 11am
A service of seasonal readings and music sung by the Choir of Men & Boys.

A Christmas Tea
Thursday, December 7, 2-4pm
Enjoy homemade treats, sing Christmas carols, and be with friends in the festively decorated Tomes-Higgins House. RSVP to the Parish Office, 203.869.6600, x44.

Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 7, 5:30pm
Join us in singing carols as we gather in the Front Circle to bless and light our Parish Christmas Tree.

New Members’ Dinner
Thursday, December 7 (following Tree Lighting)
To learn more about this event, or RSVP, email

Parish Christmas Party
Friday, December 8, 6:30 – 9pm
Bring your favorite dish and come enjoy the eggnog, caroling, and merriment! Learn more & RSVP

GLORiA! Music of the Season
Saturday, December 9, 6pm
The Choirs of Christ Church Greenwich are joined by the Young Artists Philharmonic for a concert featuring seasonal classics for choir and orchestra. Learn more & purchase tickets.

A Ceremony of Carols
Sunday, December 10, 11am
Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols sung by the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls in the setting of the Holy Eucharist.

Gingerbread House Making
Saturday, December 16, 3pm
Join us for our Annual Gingerbread House Making Party with the families of Inspirica. Learn more.

Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 17, 9:15am
The story of Christ’s birth told through familiar hymns and dialogue, performed by the children of Christ Church Greenwich. Learn more.

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday, December 17, 5pm
A long-treasured tradition, this service of Nine Lessons and Carols is sung by the combined Choirs of Christ Church Greenwich. The Bell Choir Prelude begins at 4:30 pm.
Once in Royal David’s City | Ding, dong, merrily on high – Trad., arr. Mack Wilberg | Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree – Stanford Scriven | God rest you merry, Gentlemen | Let the Song Be Begun – Jamie Hitel | A Great and Mighty Wonder | Wexford carol – Trad., arr. John Rutter | Joys seven – Trad., arr. Stephen Cleobury | Lully, lulla, lullay – Philip Stopford | While Shepherds Watched | The First Nowell | Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – James Burton | O Come, all ye Faithful | Hark! the Herald Angels sing

Christmas Eve Worship
Sunday, December 24, 3pm
Worship service featuring a brief children’s homily. A great option for those with young children and for those who wish to be home before dark.

Sunday, December 24, 5pm
A popular service for those wishing to attend church before dinner, this Eucharist features choral offerings by the Christ Church Singers. Organ prelude begins at 4:40 pm.

Sunday, December 24, 8pm
A Eucharistic offering with choral music sung by the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls and Men’s voices.
Choral prelude begins at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, December 24, 11pm
A Eucharistic offering with choral music sung by the Choir of Men & Boys.
Choral prelude begins at 10:30 pm.

Christmas Day Worship
Monday, December 25, 11am
A beautiful morning Eucharist featuring familiar Christmas hymns and a brief homily.

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