Everyone is welcome at church this Christmas. Find out the answers to common questions you may have.
A close up of a Christmas tree at a Crib Service James Atkinson

Are you thinking of coming to church for the first time, or the first time in a long time, this Christmas? You will be very welcome! Find out the answers to common questions you may have.

When I come to church for the first time, how will I know what to do?
What should I wear?
Will I be asked for money?
What if I have accessibility requirements?
What if I don’t know all the words? / How do I follow or join in with a service?
Are children welcome in church?
What is a Christingle service?
What is a crib service or nativity play?
What happens at a carol service?
What are Lessons and Carols?
What is Midnight Mass?
What other services and events can I expect?

If you ask around locally, check the church’s website, or pop into church for a service during December and ask, you’ll get a sense of which services feel like the right ones for you to go to. Christmas is a great time to get involved.

To find out more about what’s happening at churches near you, visit A Church Near You.

Source URL: https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-life/what-we-believe/advent-and-christmas/what-expect-church-christmas