Upcoming Special Services & Events

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Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

Instead of rushing home after the Middleburg Christmas Parade or sitting in a traffic jam, spend a restful and festive hour with music and word to prepare your heart for the season leading up to Christmas. We will sing carols and hear beautiful music of the season. Readings will be from the Bible and from the works of C.S. Lewis.
All are welcome. Please wear a face covering.

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Come Celebrate a Musical Celtic Christmas!

For decades a talented band of Celtic musicians has played to sold-out audiences in Virginia with brilliant renditions of Irish and Scottish songs and tunes. Loving nick-named "The Dwarves" (for historical reasons too complicated to explain here), the band will perform an "At The Parish House" concert.
All are welcome. Please wear a face covering.

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Christmas Eve: A Piedmont Christmas

3:30  |  music
4:00  |  service

This Christmas Eve service is simple and a bit informal. Candles light the church as daylight fades to evening. Greenery and poinsettias decorate the space. We sing favorite traditional carols that many know by heart. Music spans several genres including classical, Appalachian and Celtic offerings by talented soloists. The liturgy is also simple in deference to families with little children. That said, the service is full of wonder and delight as we celebrate our Savior’s birth. The service is preceded by thirty minutes of special music for the Christmas season. 
All are welcome. Please wear a face covering.

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Christmas Eve: The Christ Mass

9:30  |  music
10:00  |  service

This is the traditional service that the Episcopal Church and Church of England are known for the world over. Candlelight, organ music, a choir, and clergy tell the Christmas story in word, song, and sacrament. There is a certain warm mystical experience when all of the pieces come together to tell the wonder of Christ’s birth in a stable to a lowly couple in Bethlehem. We always end singing “Silent Night” in the semi-darkness as a lullaby for the newborn king. The service is preceded by thirty minutes of special music for the Christmas season. ​
All are welcome. Please wear a face covering.

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Christmas Day: Holy Eucharist II
 

O come all ye faithful to sing out our thanksgivings and joy for the birth of Christ the Lord. In is now Christmas Day and we can sing aloud and offer a full-throated celebration of the birth of Christ and the Incarnation. Join us for this festive service on the day we have waited for since the beginning of Advent. Holy Communion is part of this service.
All are welcome. Please wear a face covering.

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Christmas of Lessons and Carols

This is our version of the service made famous the world over by the choirs of Kings College Cambridge. Come to hear scripture from the Old and New Testaments foretelling and welcoming the New Born King. We sing many carols and receive Communion afterward. The service is followed by a panoply of Christmas treats shared by all. A special Christmas toast is also part of the celebratory coffee hour.
All are welcome. Please wear a face covering.