St. Alban’s Church in Upper Ventnor will be holding their annual traditional Midnight Mass and Carols this Christmas Eve around the stunning newly donated Christmas tree and nativity scene.
The 12ft high tree has been kindly donated to the Church from a new resident on St. Alban’s Road who had moved to the area from up north. The beautifully dressed tree will be up until mid-January 2020 after celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany – the arrival of the Three Kings.
This Christmas Eve, St. Alban’s Church will host 2 services; a Crib Service around the Nativity at 18:30 and a traditional Anglo-Catholic Sung Midnight Mass & Carols at 23:30 – with mulled wine and mince pies served afterwards.
The Midnight Service will include the traditional Blessing of the tree; as incense bellows through the aisles and candle lights flicker with the sound of those traditional Victorian Carols echos around the grounds amongst the sound of church bells, this will mark the beginning of the traditional Christmas to set the festive spirit.
A Christmas Day Service will follow at 09:30, conducted by Priest-in-Charge, Fr. John M. Ryder, ssc.
All are welcome, including those who wish to bring their pets.