Diocesan press releases

Christmas services across the Diocese of St Asaph

Pubs, village greens, parks, town halls and torch-lit walks will be the setting for Carol and Christmas services organised by churches across the Diocese of St Asaph this year.  Churches will host a variety of Christmas services and events, to share the joy of Christmas in their local community.

Everyone is welcome, and services are often followed by seasonal refreshments, such as mulled wine and mince pies.  You can find your nearest service over Christmas in the list below or by following the link to your county (or downloading the PDF):

Christmas services in Conwy / Christmas-services-in-Conwy PDF
Christmas services in Denbighshire / Christmas-Services-in-Denbighshire PDF
Christmas services in Flintshire / Christmas-services-in-Flintshire PDF
Christmas services in Powys / Christmas-services-in-Powys PDF
Christmas services in Wrexham / Christmas-services-in-Wrexham PDF

The Diocese of St Asaph is part of the Church in Wales, an independent Province within the worldwide Anglican Communion of Churches.  The diocese is a community of 229 churches covering the counties of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham and parts of Gwynedd and Powys.  It looks after 51 schools, including one shared faith secondary school.

Abergele: St Michael’s

Christmas Eve: 8am: Holy Eucharist

4pm: Crib Service

11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Betws yn Rhos: St Michaels

17 December: 9.30am: Lessons and Carols

20 December: Carols with Carol – Christmas jumpers and hats required!

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Gwasanaeth Preseb/Crib Service

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Family Eucharist

Bryn y Maen: Christ Church,

17 December: 5pm: Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 8.30pm: First Eucharist of Christmas and Blessing of Crib

Bryn Pydew: St Katherine’s

11am: Christmas Holy Eucharist

Colwyn Bay: St Paul’s Church

Christmas Eve: 8.30am: Holy Communion

10.30am: Nativity / Crib Service

11.30pm: First Eucharist of Christmas and the Blessing of the Crib

Christmas Day: 9.30am:  Holy Eucharist with Carols

Craig y Don: St Paul’s

Christmas Day: 9.45am: Christmas Holy Eucharist

Deganwy: All Saints

Christmas Eve: 3pm Crib service

Christmas Day: 10am: Holy Eucharist

Eglwysbach: St Martin’s Church

21 December: 7pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 11.15am Eucharist

Christmas Day: 10am Christmas Eucharist

Glan Conwy: St Ffraid

17 December: 4pm in the park: Live community Nativity with carols.

Christmas Eve: 10.30pm: First Mass of Christmas

Llanddulas: St Cynbryd’s Church

20 December: 6.30pm: Village carol service

Christmas Eve: 4pm Children’s candlelit service with the crib

11pm Communion service with mulled wine and mince pies afterwards

Christmas Day: 10am United Churches Eucharist service

 Llandudno Junction: St Michael’s

Christmas Eve: 4.30pm: Crib Service

11.30pm: Eucharist

 Llanelian: St Elian’s

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Christmas Eucharist

 Llangernyw: St Digain’s

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Llanrhos: St Hilary’s

Christmas Eve: 5pm: Crib Service

11.30pm: Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 8am and 11am: Christmas Holy Eucharist

Llanrwst: St Grwst’s

Christmas Eve: 9.30am: Eucharist

8.30pm: First Mass of Christmas followed by Prosecco and Mince pies

Llansannan: St Sannan’s

17 December: 11am: Café Church – Eucharist during informal service starting with coffee, croissants, cakes, newspapers.

18 December: 7.30pm: Awn Hyd Fethlemhem

Christmas Eve: 11am: Morning Prayer

Christmas Day: 11am: Family Eucharist

Llysfaen: St Cynfran’s Church

19 December: 7pm: Carol Service with Coffee, mulled wine, mince pies after

Christmas Eve: 11pm First Eucharist of Christmas

Christmas Day: 10am United Churches service at St Cynbryd Llanddulas

Mochdre: St Cystennin’s

Christmas Day: 10.30am: Christmas Holy Eucharist

Old Colwyn: St John’s

17 December: 7.30pm: Carols around the Christmas Tree with the Colwyn Male Voice Choir

Christmas Eve: 10am: Nine lessons and carols

6pm: Christingle service

11.30pm: Midnight Mass and blessing of the crib

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Christmas Day Family Service

Penrhyn Bay: St David’s

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm: Midnight Eurcharist

Christmas Day: 11am: Christmas Holy Eucharist

Rhos on Sea: St George and St Trillo

17 December: 7pm Lessons and Carols at St George’s Church

Christmas Eve: 9am Holy Eucharist at St George’s Church

10am: Holy Eucharist at St Trillo’s Church

4pm Crib and Christingle at St George’s Church

11pm: Midnight Mass with Carols at St Georges Church

Christmas Day: 10am Christmas Family Eucharist at St Trillo’s Church

St George: St George’s

19 December: 7pm: Nine lessons and carols

Christmas Eve: 9.30am: Holy Eucharist

6.30pm: Crib Service

Christmas Day: 10am: Holy Eucharist with carols

Christmas Services in Denbighshire

Bodelwyddan: St Margaret’s

Christmas Eve: 11am: Nine Lessons & Carols

11pm: First Communion of Christmas

Christmas Day: 11am: Holy Eucharist (Communion) & Carols

Bryneglwys: St Tysilio’s Church

17 December: 4pm: Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 3pm: Crib Service for all the family

11.30pm: Midnight Eucharist

Christmas Day: 11am: Holy Eucharist

Carrog: St Ffraid (or St Bridget)

17 December: 3pm: Crib service

Christmas Eve: 7pm: Carols by Candlelight

Cefn: St Mary’s

Christmas Eve: 11:15am Christmas Eucharist

Clocaenog: St Foddhyd’s

Christmas Eve: 6pm: Candlelit carol service with children from the local school.

Corwen: Ss Mael and Sulien

17 December: 10.45am: Carols and Readings

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm: Holy Communion

Cynwyd: St John’s

17 December: 9:30am: Carols & Readings

Christmas Day: 9:30am: Family Communion 

Cwm: SS Mael and Sulien

17 December: 6pm Service of Lessons and Carols followed by seasonal refreshments

Christmas Day: 10am Holy Eucharist with Carols, and the Blessing of the Crib

Dyserth: St Bridget

17 December: 9.45am Sung Eucharist

Christmas Eve: 9pm First Mass of Christmas and the Blessing of the Crib

Glyndyfrdwy: St Thomas’

Christmas Day: 9:30am:  Family Communion

Gwyddelwern: St Beuno’s

17 December: 5:30pm: Carolau a Darlleniadau / Carols and Readings

Llanbedr DC: St.Peter’s

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Family Candlelit Carol Service

Llandegla: St Tecla’s Church

Christmas Eve: 10am: Holy Eucharist

5pm: Crib Service for all the family

11.30pm: Midnight Eucharist

Christmas Day: 10am: Holy Eucharist

Llandyrnog: St Tyrnog’s

17 December:  4pm Carols and Christingle

24 December: 5.30pm Crib Service

25 December: 11.15am Carols and Communion

Llangwyfan: St Cwyfan’s

17 December: 9am Eucharist

24 December: 9.30am Eucharist

Llanelidan: St Elidan’s Church

Christmas Eve: 4pm Community Nativity. Come wrapped up warm! Beginning in the church, we’ll go across to the stable at the Leyland Arms in search of baby Jesus. At the end of the Nativity, there will be carol singing in the pub. This is a lovely occasion for all the family.

Christmas Day: 11am Christmas fellowship and refreshments followed by Eucharist at 11.30am.

Llanfwrog see Ruthin

Llangollen: St Collen’s

17 December: 6pm: Churches Together Carol Service in the Town Hall

Christmas Eve: 8am and 11am: Eucharist

5pm: Nativity and Crib Service

11.30pm: Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 8am and 11am: Holy Communion

Llangollen: St John’s

Christmas Eve: 5pm: Bilingual Carol Service

Llanrhydd see Ruthin

Llantysilio: St Tysilio’s

Christmas Eve: 3pm Carol Service

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Holy Communion

Prestatyn: Christ Church

17 December: 10.45am: A joyful and informal Advent Family Service
3pm: Prestatyn Town Carol Service – featuring the choirs of Prestatyn’s Schools
6pm: Nine Lessons and Carols – traditional readings and carols with our seasonal ‘Music Makers’ choir and church organ

21 December: 7pm Carols, Candles & Coffee – an informal sing-a-long in the Parish Community Hall

Christmas Eve: 9.30am: An Advent Communion
3pm: Carols Around the Crib, especially for those who will be early to bed
11.30pm: Midnight Communion, the best way (if you can) to start Christmas Day

Christmas Day: 9.30am: A Short Communion Service for Christmas Day
10.30am: A Christmas Celebration for all the Family

Prestatyn: Church of the Holy Spirit
17 December: 9.30am: An Advent Communion
Christmas Eve: 6pm: Early ‘Midnight’ Communion, especially for those who can’t stay up late

Rhuddlan: St Mary’s

Christmas Eve: 6pm: Light of the World Service and Blessing of the Crib

Christmas Day: 9:30 am: Holy Eucharist (Communion) & Carols

Rhyl: St Thomas’

17 December: 11am: Children’s nativity play

6pm: Traditional carol service

Christmas Eve: 4:30pm: Family Christmas Crib service

11:15pm: Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 8am: Holy Communion

10am: Family Communion

Rhyl: St Ann’s, Vale Road

18 December: 6:30pm: Family Carols

Christmas Day: 9:30am: Family Communion

Ruthin: St Peter’s

17 December: 5pm: Nine Lessons & Carols

Christmas Eve: 5pm: Carols, Christingle & Crib!

11.30pm: Midnight Mass for Christmas

Christmas Day:10.30am: Family Communion for Christmas

Ruthin, Llanrhydd: St Meugan’s

21 December: 6.30pm: Brynrhydd – gather for torchlight walk to church for mulled wine and carols.  Friendly dogs also welcome! (Non-walkers please meet in church at 7pm)

Christmas Eve: 10.30am: Town Bilingual Eucharist for Christmas Eve

Christmas Day: 9am: Bilingual Family Communion for Christmas

Ruthin: Llanfwrog: St Mwrog’s & St Mary’s

17 December: 11am: Family Carols for Christmas

Christmas Eve: 11pm: Holy Eucharist for Christmas Eve 

Sinan (Glascoed, Cefn Meiriadog): All Saints Church

Christmas Day: 9.45am: Holy Eucharist

St Asaph Cathedral

Christmas Eve: 7pm Nine Lessons and Carols

11.30pm: The Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 8am: Holy Eucharist

11am: Choral Eucharist with Carols

3.30pm: Evening Prayer

St Asaph Parish Church

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Christmas Eucharist with Carols

Trefnant: Holy Trinity

Christmas Eve: 5pm: Christmas Crib Service

11:30: Midnight Mass

Tremeirchion: Church Corpus Christi,

Christmas Eve: 11:30pm Midnight Mass

 

Christmas services in Flintshire

 Bagillt: St Mary & St Peter’s Church

17 December: 3.30pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 10.30am: Joint Service, followed by refreshments.

11.30pm: Midnight Holy Eucharist

Buckley: Emmanuel Church

17 December: 10.30am: Holy Eucharist & Nativity

6.30pm: Service of nine lessons and carols

19 December: 7pm: Longest Night Service – a short reflective service for those wanting to celebrate Christmas quietly.

20 December: 1pm: Dementia Friendly Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 5pm:  Crib Service

11.30pm: Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day: 8.30am and 10.30m: Holy Eucharist

10.30am Holy Eucharist

Buckley, All Saints

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Holy Eucharist

Brynford: St Michael’s Church

Christmas Day 10.30am: Christmas Service 

Caerwys: St. Michael’s

Christmas Eve: 11am Holy Communion

4pm: Crib service for children and families

9.30pm: Christmas festival Eucharist

Christmas Day: 10.30am: Holy Communion

Cymau: All Saints Church

Christmas Eve: 9.30am: Eucharist

Halkyn: St Mary the Virgin,

17 December: 3.30pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 8.15pm Carols in The Bluebell Pub, Halkyn (led by the Vicar)

Christmas Day: 11am: Christmas Communion

Ffynnongroyw: All Saints,

17 December: 10am: Holy Eucharist with Carols

Christmas Eve: 10am: Holy Eucharist

Llanasa: Ss Asaph and Cyndeyrn

17 December: 2pm: Messy Christingle

7pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 11am: Holy Eucharist

Llanfynydd: St Michael’s

17 December: 2pm: Community Carol service followed by refreshments in the church hall. 

Mold: St Mary the Virgin

17 December: 8am Eucharist

11am: Eucharist followed by Soup & Stollen lunch

5.30pm: Christingle

Christmas Eve: 8am: Eucharist

11am: Eucharist

6pm: Light of the World Service

7.30pm: Nine Lessons & Carols

11pm: First Eucharist of Christmas

Christmas Day: 8am: Eucharist

11am: Eucharist

Mynydd Isa: St Cecilia’s

21 December: 7pm: Carols by Candlelight

Christmas Day: 10.45am: Holy Eucharist

Nercwys: St Mary’s

17 December: 2pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 11.15am: Holy Communion 

New Brighton: St James’

17 December: 10.30am: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 9.30am: Eucharist

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Eucharist

Pontblyddyn: Christ Church

Christmas Eve: 11.15am: Midnight Mass

Rhesycae: Christchurch

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Christmas Communion

Rhosesmor: St Paul’s

22 December: 7.30pm: Advent Compline and Meditation

Christmas Eve: 11.15pm: Midnight Communion 

Treuddyn: St Mary’s

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Family communion

Trelawnyd: St Michael and All Angels

17 December: 11.15am Sung Eucharist

Christmas Eve: 6pm The Vigil Eucharist of Christmas and the Blessing of the Crib (families and children are encouraged to come to this service)

 

Christmas services in Powys

Berriew: St Beuno’s

17 December: 10am: All-age Worship

11am: ‘Open House’ in the Vicarage—ALL WELCOME!

6pm: Carol Service

21 December: 6.30pm Christmas Carols at the Lych Gate with the Young Farmers

22 December: 7pm: 30-minute Advent Prayer

Christmas Eve: 10.00am: Holy Communion for Fourth Sunday of Advent

4pm: Crib Service

11pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10am: Holy Communion with Carols 

Bettws Cedewain: St Beuno’s

17 December: 5pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 11pm: Midnight Communion with Carols 

Buttington: All Saints Church

17 December: 6.30pm: Candlelit Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 5.30pm: Christingle Service

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Holy Communion 

Castle Caereinion: St Garmon’s

17 December: 4pm: Carol service

19 December 7pm onwards: Carols in the Red Lion

Christmas Eve: 10:30am: Crib service for all the family

Christmas Day:10am: Family Communion

Forden: St Michael’s

17 December: 10.45am: Crib Service

Christmas Eve: 10.45am Holy Eucharist 

Garthmyl: St John’s, Fron

Christmas Eve: 9am: Holy Communion with Carols

Llanarmon Mynydd Mawr: St Garmon’s

17 December: 2pm: Carol Service

Llangedwyn: St Cedwyn’s

17 December: 4pm: Carol Service

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Holy Communion

Llandyssil: St Tyssil’s

20 December: 7pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 6.30pm: Holy Eucharist

Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant: St Dogfan’s

17 December: 11am: Holy Eucharist

Christmas Eve: 5pm: Crib Service

11.30am: Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 10am: Holy Communion

Llansilin: St Silin’s Church

17 December: 10.30am: All Age Service

Christmas Eve: 11.15pm: Holy Communion

Llansilin: Rhiwlas Mission Church:

17 December: 2pm: Carol Service

 Llanwyddelan: St Gwyddelan’s

17 December: 3pm: Carol Service

Montgomery: St Nicholas

17 December: 6.30pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 9am: Said Eucharist

4.00: Crib Service

11.30pm: Holy Eucharist 

Pantyffridd: Pantyffridd Mission Church

3pm: Holy Communion with Carols

Tregynon: St Cynon’s

16 December: 7pm Nine Lessons and Carols with Quindici Choir

Christmas Eve: Christingle with Carols

Christmas Day: Holy Communion with Carols

Welshpool: St Mary’s Church

17 December: 11am Carol service

Christmas Eve: 11am Holy Communion in Church House

2:30pm: Christingle service

11:30pm: Holy Communion

Christmas Day: 8am: Holy Communion

10am: Family service in Church House

Welshpool: Belan:

Christmas Day: 9am: Holy Communion

 

 

Christmas services in Wrexham

Bettisfield: St John the Baptist

15 December: 7pm: Nine Lessons & Carols with Whitchurch Salvation Army Band followed by mince pies & wine

Christmas Eve: 9.30pm: Holy Communion

Bronington: Holy Trinity

Christmas Eve:11am: Traditional Lessons & Carols, followed by festive refreshments.

Christmas Day:11am: Family Holy Communion

Brymbo: St Mary’s Church

Christmas Eve: 3pm: Crib Service

8pm: Holy Communion and Carols

Bwlchgwyn: Christ Church

17 December: 6pm: Community Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 5pm Crib Service

11.30pm: Holy Communion and Carols 

Caia Park, Wrexham: St Mark’s

21 December: Lantern parade at 4:45pm.  Arrive at 4pm to make a lantern. Hot chocolate served after the parade.

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Christingle Service

11:30pm: Midnight Mass

Ceiriog Valley churches: St John’s, Pontfadog, The Christian Centre, Glyn Ceiriog &

St Garmon’s, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog.

17 December: 10.15am: Eucharist with Carols at The Christian Centre, Glyn Ceiriog

11.30am Carol service at St Garmon’s, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog

6pm Christingle and Carol service at St John’s, Pontfadog

Christmas Eve: 9.30pm: Christmas Eve Eucharist for the whole valley at St John’s, Pontfadog

Christmas Day: 10.30am: Christmas Day Eucharist for the whole valley at St Garmon’s, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog.

Coedpoeth: St Tudfil’s

17 December, 6pm: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Day: 10am: Christmas Communion service 

Erbistock: St Hilary’s

Christmas Eve: 10am: Holy Communion

Christmas Day: Christmas Communion

Garden Village, Wrexham: St Margaret’s

17 December: 9:30am: Traditional Carol service

Christmas Eve: 8:15am Holy Communion

6pm: Crib Service including a nativity play by the Sunday School

11:30pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10am: Family service with Holy Communion 

Glyn Ceiriog: See Ceiriog Valley churches. 

Gresford: All Saints

17 December: 6pm: Carol Service followed by mince pies and mulled wine

Christmas Eve: 8am: Holy Eucharist

6pm: Crib service

11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10am; Sung Eucharist

Gwersyllt: Holy Trinity

17 December: 4pm: Messy Christmas at Gwersyllt Resource Centre

19 December: 7.30pm: Service of Reflection

Christmas Eve: 5pm: Crib Service

11.30pm: Holy Communion

Christmas Day:

10.30am: All age Holy Communion

Hanmer: St Chad’s

17 December: 7pm: Lessons & Carols

Christmas Eve: 6pm: Crib Service

Christmas Eve: 11pm: Holy Communion

Christmas Day: 11am: Holy Communion

Holt: St Chad’s

22 December: 1.30pm – School Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 9.30pm: Holy Eucharist

3.30pm: Crib Service

10pm: First Eucharist of Christmas

Christmas Day: 10am: Holy Eucharist 

Isycoed: St Paul’s

17 December: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog: See Ceiriog Valley churches.

Llay: St Martin’s

17 December: 6pm: Carol Service

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

10pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 11am: Holy Communion and Carols

Minera: St Mary’s

17 December: 10am: Christingle

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Overton on Dee: St Mary’s

17 December: 6.30pm: Carols by Candle Light

Christmas Eve: 3pm: Crib Service

11pm: Christmas Midnight Communion

Christmas Day: 10am: Christmas Day Communion

Penley: St Mary Magdalene

22 December: 6.30pm: Carols by Candlelight followed by mince pies & mulled wine

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

Christmas Eve: 9pm: Holy Communion

Pentre Broughton: St Paul’s

17 December: 11.30am: Family Christmas service

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

11pm: Midnight Communion

Pontfadog: See Ceiriog Valley churches.

Rhostyllen: Holy Trinity Church, Esclusham,

17 December: 4.30pm: A service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: 9.30am: Sung Eucharist

4.30pm: Crib service

11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10.am: Christmas Day service

Rhosddu: St James’ Church

Christmas Eve: 3.30 pm: Crib service

5pm: Holy Communion

Rhosnesni: St John’s Church

17 December: 4pm: Cafe-style Christingle Service
Christmas Eve:10am: All-Age Holy Communion

6.30pm: Family Carol Service

11.30pm: First Communion of Christmas

Christmas Day: 10am: All-Age Holy Communion

Rossett: Christ Church

17 December: 6pm: Carol Service

19 December: Advent Compline

Christmas Eve: 4pm: Crib Service

11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day:9.30am: Holy Communion and Carols

Ruabon: St Mary’s

23 December: 3pm in the Village Hall – a nativity play – follow the donkey as we tell the story of Christmas and walk to the church to sing carols and hear the story of Christmas.  (Meet in the church at 2.30pm to dress up)

Christmas Eve: 8am: Holy Communion

4.pm: Crib Service (come in fancy dress)

11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 9am: Christmas Communion 

Southsea: All Saints

17 December: 10am: Family Christmas service

Christmas Eve: 5pm: Crib Service

Christmas Day: 10am: Christmas Day Service

Trevor: Trevor Church

Christmas Eve: 11am: Carol Service

Christmas Day: 9.30am: Holy Communion