Christmas 2021

It is with great sadness that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Community Carol Service this year as omicron continues to spread quickly in Oxford. We are very grateful to East Oxford Community Choir, East Oxford Youth Choir and the Cowley Rd Works for all of their hard work in preparation for this event and we hope very much to be able to welcome everyone to the Carol Service next year.

Other services are currently planned to go ahead, but please do see our updated Covid information below, and keep checking here for up-to-date service information.

We wish you a very happy Christmas and blessed New Year.

Events & Services

Christmas Crib Service, Christmas Eve, 4pm, St Mary & St John Church. Come & hear the Christmas story, with carols and candles at the crib.

Midnight Mass, Christmas Eve, 11.30pm, St Mary & St John Church. Traditional first Mass of Christmas with carols.

And join us Christmas morning for Festival Eucharist with Carols, 25 Dec, 9.30am at St Alban’s, 10.30am at St Mary & St John


It is wonderful that we are able to welcome you in person this Christmas but masks are now a legal requirement in churches, so please bring one along. We would strongly advise that you take a lateral flow test before attending services. Social distancing will be observed in our services. If you are clinically vulnerable, we advise you to consider whether you wish to attend Christmas services.