Blue Christmas Services
Why a Blue Christmas? Cries of “Merry Christmas!” and non-stop caroling contrast with the feelings of many people at this time of year. For those suffering from the recent or impending death of loved ones, for the loenly and for those whose families are in crisis, it can be a very isolated and dreary time. Every greeting and every song reminds the grief-stricken of how unhappy life is at this moment. Many churches have begun to recognize that Festivals of Lessons and Carols, celebrations of Christmas, and children’s pageants doa not meet everyone’s needs. To fill this gap we offer a Blue Christmas service, a Service of Solace for those who find this to be a painful time of the year. People who are not having a very merry Christmas and friends who support them are invited to come and sit with one another in a liturgy that speaks of the love of God for the grieving.
Join us at 6pm at St Paul’s Cleveland on 3 December 2023 and 5pm at All Saints Redland Bay on 17 December 2023