Christmas Trees

Christmas starts early in Myland! On Advent Sunday, we always have our Lighting of the Christmas Trees Service, and that means we must decorate all the trees and put them up in the church on the Saturday morning. It is one of our busiest and happiest community events, with groups from the Church and from around Myland helping to fill St. Michael's with colour and sparkle.

Christmas tree and shoeboxes by the altarsWe usually start decorating at 10am, with plenty of festive refreshments to enjoy while we work. By 10.30 things are really starting to take shape; by 11 we’re pretty much done and by 11.30 we have a wonderful display of Christmas trees, and a glorious mess to clear away; but even that’s all part of the fun!

Our Lighting of the Christmas Trees Service is an event for all the family. We'll be lighting the first Advent candle and switching on the Christmas tree lights, heralding the birth of the baby Jesus as we move closer to that most special day: when the greatest Light of all came into this world.

This year our Lighting of the Trees Service will take place on Sunday 1st December at 4pm, so we will be decorating the trees on Saturday 30th November. If you'd like to see some photographs from last year, please click here.

The full Christmas programme of services and activities for 2019 can be found by clicking here.