Orders of Service for Christmas Day 2021 at 10.00am and Sunday 26th December at 10.30am

Christmas Day 2021 at 10.00am
All-age Family Service
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Sunday 26th December at 10.30am
Live Streamed Only
Morning Worship
led by Andrew Gibb

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk our YouTube Channel  or via our Facebook page. There is an archive of service recordings, including this one, on our website which can be viewed at home.  If you would like some help to access any of these please email – office@wokingurc.org.uk .  If you would like a recording of this Service, and any other, they are available in various formats by request. Please contact the Church Office.


Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymns –        O Come all ye Faithful (R&S 160)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the Advent Candles

Sharing of Christmas Gifts

Hymn – Joy to the world (R&S 135)
Bible Readings – Matthew 1 v18-25
                                 – John 1 v1-14
                                – Hebrews 1 v4
Family Time

Hymn – Come and join the celebration (R&S 166)

Prayers for Others


Hymn – Hark the Herald Angels Sing (R&S 159)

Blessing & The Grace


Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymn –  ‘O troubled town of Bethlehem;
                       Lord the light of your love (Shine Jesus Shine)

Prayers of approach and forgiveness followed by The Lord’s Prayer

Comment: Bible versions

Bible Reading  – Luke 2 v41-52

Sermon ‘A time to listen and a time to speak’

Hymn – Lord for the years your love has kept and guided (R&S 603)

Prayers for Others and Thanksgiving


Hymn – Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (R&S 345)



On Christmas Day, you are invited to have refreshments after the Service which will be served in the Forum.  Please sit down with your tea or coffee to avoid walking around as much as possible.

The Christian Aid Christmas Appeal will remain open until 2nd January. 
It is focussing on South Sudan and mums on the frontline of the climate crisis who face impossible choices every day.  Your gifts this Christmas could help build more boreholes, provide seeds and farming tools, and give mums the chance to set up small businesses. With clean water, nutritious food and ways to earn money, mums won’t have to make such impossible choices.  How to give –   

Online click on the link –https://giving.give-star.com/online/christian-aid/woking-urc-christmas-2021-no-more-impossible-choices   This can also be accessed from the Church website.

Contactless device in the Forum which has a Christian Aid line.
Cash or cheques in envelopes available in the Forum
Direct payment to the Church bank account – marked ‘Christian Aid’ 
Full details in the December Church Magazine.

The Church Office is now closed until Tuesday 4th January.  The Church
Premises Manager
is on leave until then and the Church Administrator returns on 5th January.  For any urgent enquiries please email the Church Secretary –

The Minister and Church & Community Worker will be on leave from after the Christmas Day Service, returning on 4th /5th January.  Please contact one of your pastoral Elders or the Church Secretary in their absence.

There will not be any meetings of Church groups, either in person or by Zoom during the coming week.

The Service of Thanksgiving for Jean Page will be in the Church on Friday 7th January at 4.30 pm, followed by refreshments. A family Committal at Woking
Crematorium will precede this Service.

Next Sunday, 2nd January

10.30 am.  Morning Worship led by Sydney Shore, CBE 

Wednesday 5th January

7.00 pm.  Pause for Prayer Worship Edition live streamed from the Church

Sunday 9th January

10.30 am.  Communion Service led by the Minister – The New Testament – An –
Ordination and Induction of Elders and Commissioning of the Children’s Worker