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Christmas 2020 Church services

Shipley Christians Together Church Services 2020

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Shipley churches welcome you to take part in their Christmas services.


Shipley Baptist Church and St Paul’s Church had a joint service on Sunday that can be watched again at


It features members of the congregations singing carols Once In Royal David’s City, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, O Come All Ye Faithful, Ding Dong Merrily on High and O Come O Come Emmanuel, an address from vicar of St Paul’s Henriette Haworth, Bible readings, prayers, a reflection by Baptist Church leader Keith Jones, and traditional choir anthems Adam Lay Ybounden, Born On Christmas Day, Star Carol, Carol of the Bells and O Holy Night.


St Paul’s is hosting a crib service – a nativity aimed at families – on YouTube on Christmas Eve at 9am (see and an in-person midnight communion service that starts at 11.30pm. To book for the in-person midnight service by text 07960 626938.


On Christmas Day, the church is holding a Zoom Christmas greeting event at 9.30am (email for the Zoom link) plus a Christmas service at 9am on YouTube (see and a 10.30am in-person service in the church. To book for the in-person midnight service by text 07960 626938.


Shipley Baptist Church also has a short online Christmas Eve communion service live on its YouTube channel ( at 10pm, followed by a virtual Christmas Day service at 10.45am.


St Walburga’s Catholic Church is holding Christmas Masses on Christmas Eve at 5.45pm and 8pm, and midnight Mass to welcome in Christmas Day. On Christmas Day itself, Masses will be held at 8am and 9.15am. All Masses must be booked by visiting – spaces are filling fast.

Christ Church Windhill has an in-person socially distanced Christmas Eve midnight communion service starting at 11.30pm – just turn up. To take part in their 10am Christmas Day virtual celebration, text Euan Woodward on 0758 3855530 to request the Zoom link.

St Margaret’s Frizinghall has a Christmas Eve midnight communication service starting at 11.30pm (Shipley Fields Road) then on Christmas Day at 10am it is holding an online all-age community Christmas celebration (see It is also having a short Christmas meet, greet and show a present event on Zoom from 10.50am until 11.10am. Contact 01274 581470 for more details.

Saltaire URC is hosting Zoom events this Christmas after the roof partially collapsed earlier in the year. Join Rev Caroline Andrews and the congregation on Christmas Eve for a communion service at 11.15pm. She is also hosting a Christmas Day Zoom service at 11am. Call or text Rev Andrews on 07525 173016 to ask for the Zoom link.

St Peter’s is holding a crib service, aimed at families, on Christmas Eve at 4pm, followed by its first communion of Christmas at 11.45pm. Both of these events will be accessible on its YouTube channel (

On Christmas Day, the church is holding an in-person celebration at 10.30am. To book email
or call 01274 400381 (someone is available answer calls Monday-Friday, 9am-12.30pm).

Saltaire, Northcliffe, and Cragg Road Methodist Churches are holding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services online. Both events will be posted to, where people can access the worship at their leisure.

For a district-wide perspective, the video A Bradford Christmas is a glossy half-hour service on YouTube at It features school pupils, an address by Bishop Toby Haworth, a message from Lord Mayor Doreen Lee, and traditional carols O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels Sing – with rural scenes from across the district as their backdrop. It also contains an interview with an Iranian Christian about his experiences of a British Christmas, and Sofia Buncy of the Khidmat Centre, who works with elderly people and Christian refugees and asylum seekers – she explains how inter-faith working and being a good neighbour is vital for our communities.


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