Christmas Services in Bedford

December 20, 2018
Star of Bethlehem, (c) Southern Sun, 2005 all rights reserved

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Thanks to Bedford’s faith communities – First Baptist Church, First Church of Christ Congregational, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Lutheran Church of the Savior, St. Michael Parish, and St Paul’s Episcopal Church  – for sharing their 2018 Christmas Eve and Christmas service schedules.

The churches and services are open to the public, and newcomers are especially welcome during the holidays.

Additional Christmas Eve Note: Bedford becomes a twinkling village at dusk on Christmas Eve, with luminaria glowing along roads, driveways, and paths throughout the town. Thanks to neighbors, friends and the Bedford Minuteman Company the Historic District along The Great Road is especially lovely. (Shameless promotion: luminary sales at Chip-in Farm benefit the Minuteman Company’s scholarship fund — it’s a double win!)

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155 Concord Road   781-275-8151
Sunday, December 2
10 am: Christmas Pageant
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
5 pm: Candlelight Scripture and Carols (All ages are welcome)

25 The Great Road  781-275-7951
Sunday, December 23 
10 am:  Nativity SundayAn intergenerational Christmas Pageant featuring our Sunday School Children.
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
4 pm: Christmas Eve Family Service – A service for children of all ages, featuring lessons, carols, and our traditional “instant pageant.”
9 pm: A service of lessons, carols, a special Christmas message, and candle lighting.

75 The Great Road, on Bedford Common  781-275-7994
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
4 pm: Christmas Eve Family Service. This service is an uplifting way for families to spend time together and celebrate the joy of the evening.
8 pm: Traditional Christmas Eve service with candles, carols, luscious music and a homily by Rev. Annie Gonzalez Milliken. Music by the choir, soloists, orchestra and harp performing the Christmas Oratorio by French composer Saint-Saëns, along with the instrumental trio from “L’enfance du Christ” by Berlioz.
Note: Prelude music will begin at 7:40 pm.
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25
No service is planned on Christmas Day but, in accord with the 1926 wishes of Clara Blinn, the steeple bell is to be rung “on Christmas Day in the morning.” Bell-ringers welcome at 10 am!
Sunday, December 30
A traditional Cusp Service: “Out with the Old, In with the New” with leaders Ron Green and Nan Jefferys. A service to acknowledge what we want to keep from 2018, and what it is from 2018 want to jettison

426 Davis Road, 781-275-6013
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
4 pm: Family Christmas Eve Service
6:30 pm: Christmas Eve Prelude
7 pm: Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25
10 am: Christmas Day Service

80 Concord Road  781.275.6318
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
9 am: No daily Mass
4 pm: Mass in the Church with the Adult Choir and Brass Ensemble
4 pm: Mass in the Parish Hall with Ian and Liz Podraza
10 pm: Mass in the Church, with the Adult Choir with Brass Ensemble
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25
7 am: Mass in the Church featuring the Adult Choir
10 am: Mass in the Church featuring the Adult Choir
New Year’s Day
9 am: Mass ~ Holy Day of Obligation, The Solemnity of Mary

100 Pine Hill Road   781-275-8262
Sunday, December 23: Fourth Sunday of Advent
10:00 a.m. Christmas Pageant, with Holy Eucharist
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
3:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Eucharist with Youth Choir and Carols
8:30 p.m. Carol Sing
9:00 p.m. Festival Christmas Eucharist with Adult Choir and Sermon
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Christmas Carols

Editor’s Note: If a church that you know about is not listed, please send the information to [email protected] so that it can be added to this list.

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