Christmas is for life, not just December

We all know the Christmas story inside out and back to front. The donkey, the manger, the angels and shepherds and a star. But Christmas is not just a quaint annual tradition. At the heart of the story is a baby whose arrival changes everything, for all time. The first Christmas is the moment on which all of history turns, and in which all of creation is offered redemption.

This Advent at Worle Baptist we will join with those at Milton and Clarence Park Baptist Churches on an Advent journey, based on a book by Jo Swinney (published by BRF), in which will explore the significance of Jesus’ birth in the context of the whole Bible.

We invite you to sign up for an Advent devotional journey based on the book and produced by LICC. This 25-day devotional journey will help Christians explore the Christmas story’s place in the whole biblical narrative – and reflect on how Jesus’ birth promises redemption for all of our lives and all of creation.

Each day features a short reflection and a prayer prompt, both responding to a Bible verse.  Throughout December, we will focus on five key stages in the biblical story.  Each of these sections covers five days, and will connect to the theme on the Sunday Morning Service:

  • God’s creation of a good world
  • Humanity’s sin and fall
  • The hope offered in the Old Testament
  • Jesus’s birth and ministry
  • The redeemed new creation he makes possible


You can sign up to receive the journey free via email or on the YouVersion App from November 2023. The first prompts will become available on 1 December.

Join the devotional journey two ways:

Starting in Genesis and working through to Revelation, we will see how Christ came to a world worth saving; how human sin affects every part of life; how God promised to redeem all of his creation; and how in Jesus, God made good on that promise.


Christmas Service and Events

 Sun 3rd Dec   10:30am: Advent Worship Service     “The Very Beginning Of Christmas”

  Sat 9th Dec   4pm: Seasonal Words & Music with Eclectic Voices
 A lovely opportunity to listen to a selection of seasonal songs and poems. Also, some carols to sing! Refreshments served. Free entry with a retiring collection.

 Sun 10h Dec  10:30am: Messy Church   “Where it all went wrong”

 Sun 10th Dec   6pm: Prayer Evening

 Sun 17th Dec   10:30am: Advent Worship Service   “Waiting in Hope”

 Sun 17th Dec   6pm: Carols By Candlelight

 Sun 24th Dec   Christmas Eve   10:30am: Advent Worship Service   "Almost- But not quite yet”

 Sun 24th Dec   5:00pm: Carols in the Carpark

Wrap up warm, bring a mug for your hot chocolate / mulled wine (served from 4.30pm. Download the carol sheet HERE)

 Sun 25th Dec  Christmas Day   10:30am: Christmas Family Service    “A Baby Is Born”

In the service the children are welcome to bring and show a present that they have received.

Sun 31st Dec   From 9.45am: Breakfast of toast / pastries / drinks   10:30am: Worship and Reflection for all ages.