Several events, organised by the Parish of Louth, will be taking place over the next couple of weeks to celebrate the run up to Christmas.
Starting this weekend, there is ‘Messy Christmas’ on Saturday (December 13) at the Trinity Centre from 10.45am to 12.45pm, which will be a chance for families to explore the meaning of Christmas through craft before sharing in celebration and food.
This is followed by the annual Christingle service on Sunday (December 14) at St James’ Church at 4pm, which will support the work of the Children’s Society in serving the needs of young people in need.
Next week, there will be ‘Carols for All’ at 7.30pm on Thursday December 18, at St James’ Church. People from across the town are invited to join in this celebration of Christmas with readings and carols that tell the Christmas story. The singing will be led by the Girl Choristers and Adults of the Choir of St James’, together with the Senior and Intermediate Choirs of King Edward VI Grammar School. This year they will be joined by Laudate – a new group for boys that will be singing for the first time at this service.
Christmas Eve events are as follows: morning prayer with meditation at St James’ Church (8.30am), crib service at St Michael’s Church (3.30pm), crib service at St James’ Church (4pm), Midnight Mass at St Michael’s Church (11.30pm) and Midnight Eucharist with the Bishop of Grimsby at St James’ Church (11.30pm).
Christmas Day events are as follows: Holy Communion at Welton le Wold (8.30am), Holy Communion at Stewton (9.30am), Christmas Day Communion at St James’ Church (10am) and Holy Communion at South Elkington (11am).