Advent and Christmas Services

We start Advent with Compline on Sunday 3 and 10 December at 7:30pm. This is a short reflective service of night prayer with some music. A perfect opportunity to snatch some stillness and quiet in the busiest of seasons. 

For those younger parishioners looking for more noise and crafts, join us at 4:30pm  on 3rd December for St Nicholas Workshop and a short service at which we will enthrone our new child bishop.

The full Advent and Christmas schedule is as follows:

3rd December – Advent One
800, 9:15, 1030 Eucharists
4:30pm-6:30pm St Nicholas Workshop and enthronement of our new child bishop
Christmas crafts and St Nicholas treats
7:30pm Compline

10 December – Advent Two
800, 9:15, 1030 Eucharists
7:30pm Compline

17 December – Advent Three
8:00, 9:15, 10:30 Eucharists
6:30pm Nine Lessons and Carols in celebration of 125 years of Emmanuel, West Hampstead
Join us for our annual traditional carol service as we celebrate
and give thanks for our amazing church

24 December – Advent Four AND Christmas Eve!
8:00 Eucharist for Advent 4
16:00 Crib Service with Nativity and blessing of the crib
23:00 Midnight Mass

25 December Christmas Day
10:30 All Age Eucharist

Harvest Festival and Donation

Please join us this Sunday October 1st 2023 for our Harvest Festival service. As always we will be collecting non-perishable foods, toiletries, and other essential every day household items (e.g. washing up liquid). We ask everyone to “bring a tin”, but as much as you can bring to help those in need is much appreciated.

Some ideas of items to donate …

  • UHT milk
  • Tinned meat (hotdogs, meatballs etc.)
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Sponge/rice puddings
  • Biscuits and chocolate
  • Coffee (small jars)
  • Long-life juice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned veg (potatoes, carrots, green beans, tomatoes)
  • Tinned meals (spaghetti, chicken or veg curries, chilli)
  • Tinned soup
  • Jam and spreads
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet rolls
  • Female sanitary products
  • Washing up liquid
  • Laundry detergent pods

 Licensing and installation of our New Vicar

We are very excited and thankful that this Thursday, the 7th September, our new Vicar, the Revd Dr Catriona Laing, will be installed by the Bishop of London, Bishop Sarah, at 7.30pm.

This is a very wonderful and special day in our shared life in Christ. All are very warmly welcome at this service and drinks reception following.

Coronation Celebration!

We will be celebrating the coronation of King Charles III after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday May 7th with a Bring-and-Share parish lunch and bar in the reliable British sunshine, plenty of bunting and pageantry, and optional singing.

Fun Advent Events

Sunday 4th December 4.30pm St Nic Advent workshop and service (with enthronement of our Child Bishop). If you would like to come along please let Mthr Helen know so we have an idea of numbers, and if you would be free to help out serving hot chocolate or on a craft table please do message Mthr Helen, or speak to Claire.

Wednesday 7th December 12.30pm After our lunchtime Mass there will be lunch for the older members of our congregation.

Friday 9th December 8pm Parish Advent party Please come along to have a glass or two of something festive and help decorate our Christmas tree. All drinks will be provided, we’d be grateful if you could bring some nibbles to share (and your best christmas lights detangling skills). All adults are welcome.

Sunday 11th December 6.30pm 9 Lessons and Carols. This is a highlight of our church calendar – with thanks to Isabel, the children’s choir have been rehearsing very diligently – it should be a really joyful occasion!

Saturday 17th December 4pm Carols in the Churchyard Join us for some hearty carol singing outside  followed by hot chocolate and mince pies.