The Advent Calendar at Christmas

Many folk say that Christmas starts with the service from King’s College, Cambridge. Now we have a new tradition: Christmas starts with opening the last windows on the on-line Advent Calendar – found at

A very happy Christmas to everyone – from the folk at Boroughbridge Churches

The Longest Night Service

The Longest Night Service is for people who would love to hear again the readings and the music surrounding the Christmas story, but who find it really difficult to come into church – not just because of the Covid restrictions, but for any reason.  It is a quiet reflective service filmed at St James’s Church, Boroughbridge, with readings and hymns you can either listen to or join in.

Carol Sing-along

A last minute idea for those who have been missing carol singing…

You may remember that on VE Day some of us stood in our front gardens and sung together. This Christmas Eve, there is a national movement to ring bells at 6pm. If you are planning to join in with this, you might also like to follow this by joining with your neighbours and the people in your street (from your own drives/gardens) in a few Christmas songs, the songsheet can be downloaded here: christmas_eve_songsheet

Advent Calendar – Advent 4

And here’s the fourth set of windows to open on our Parish Advent Calendar as we look forward to the coming of Christ through the readings in Luke’s Gospel.
Of course, there are more prosaic things. Which church stars this week, and will John’s lips finally sync with his words? There’s only one way to find out!
Look on Christmas Eve for the Christmas reading!

Carol Service from St Mary’s Roecliffe

Our Lessons and Carols service for this year has been recorded from St Mary’s Roecliffe and is available for you to watch here, at any point at which you would like to feel Christmassy!

With thanks to all those involved.



Advent Calendar – Advent 3

You can add some sparkle (okay, maybe just a little twinkle🌟) to your Advent by watching this week’s on-line Advent Calendar, and that includes some Advent mirth watching the sound synchronisation on the opening piece – it all adds to the fun! 🙂