2023 Advent + Special Christmas Services

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St. Aidan’s Anglican Church

Messy Christmas
Saturday, Dec 9, 4 p.m – 6 p.m.

A casual and relaxed evening of crafts, food and fellowship, sharing faith and fun!

0 Antiphons with Holy Eucharist
Sunday, Dec 10, 8:30 a.m.

Nine Lessons and Carols
Friday, Dec 15, 7 p.m.

The Gospel told through nine selected Scripture readings, interspersed with Christmas carols.

Christmas Eve Services
Sunday, Dec 24th, 10:30 a.m. Family Service with special children’s presentation
10 p.m. Traditional Service with Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day Service
Monday, Dec 25th, 10 a.m. Holy Communion with Christmas Carols


All Saints Anglican Church

The 70th Annual Candlelit Advent Procession with Carols 
Sunday, December 3, 2023, 4 p.m.

The traditional Advent Procession ushers in the new church year with a candlelit service of lessons, carols, and spectacular music from our choir. A casual reception will follow. The Advent Procession was brought to All Saints in 1953 by Hugh Bancroft, organist and choir master, after attending a similar service at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge. Hugh Bancroft was also a renowned composer, and we will be singing one of his hymns – “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying”.

This year the choir will be performing a brand-new piece, written by our own Mark Holmes à Court for this event. Thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba, Mark has composed a new musical setting of the poem St. John the Baptist by Anne Killgrew (1660-1685).

Parking is generously available in the Canada Life parking lot, south of Broadway (More information here: https://www.allsaintswinnipeg.ca/contact-2). A free will offering will be collected.


St. Andrews on the Red Anglican Church

Annual Old Fashion Christmas
Saturday, Dec 9, 1 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

There will be a Craft and Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Children’s Crafts, photos with Father Christmas, White Elephant table, Live Celtic Christmas Music with Two by Two.
Refreshments served. Silver collection with all proceeds to the Raise the Roof Fund for the replacement of the church roof.
For more information call 204-339-3090.


The Anglican Lutheran Centre

Advent Open House
Tuesday, December 5, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Please see the attached “2023 Advent open house” for more details.


The Anglican Parish of St. Peter, Dynevor

Advent Carols & Lessons
Friday, Dec 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 2nd at 4:30 p.m.

We are the Oldest Indigenous Church in western Canada in continuous use! It is where Chief Peguis converted to Christianity, he is buried in the cemetery along with his descendants. There are over 4000 graves in the cemetery and most are unmarked, the earliest grave is about 1839. The cemetery is 184 years old and we still do burials here. Please join us for our upcoming advent services.

Holy Trinity Anglican

Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent IV
Sunday, Dec 24th at 10:30 a.m.
Featuring Gregorian chant, works by Britten, Crüger, Mateo Flecha el Viejo, with instruments and percussion.

St. George’s Anglican (Crescentwood)

The Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday, Dec 17, 7 p.m.
Timeless congregational Christmas hymns. Carols and anthems sung by the choir – including music by Skempton, Hearne, Willcocks, Howells, Rutter, Sweelinck and others. Wassail reception in the parish hall following the service. Everyone is welcome to attend this special Christmas service.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, Dec 24, 5 p.m.

Sung Eucharist (Family Service) with carols and brass.


St. James Anglican Church

Blue Christmas Longest Night Service
Saturday, December 17, 3 p.m.


St. Mary Charleswood Anglican

Advent IV – Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2023 5 p.m.


The Parish Church of St. Luke

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday, Dec 17, 4 p.m
The traditional service of lessons and glorious music you’ve come to know and love. A small reception will be held afterwards. All are most welcome to join us.

Sunday, Dec 24

Advent IV
10:30 a.m. – Sung Eucharist

Christmas Eve
3:30 p.m. – Family Eucharist with Carols
10:30 p.m. – Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day

10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Carols


St. Paul’s Fort Garry

Blue Christmas service 
Sunday, Dec 17, 4 p.m.

For those who find this season hard, a service of comfort and respite with others carrying losses and grief.

Christmas Eve services
Sunday, Dec 24, 4 p.m. (Family service) and 7 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, Dec 25, 10 a.m.

Come celebrate the promise of the Holy One amongst us! Led by the Rev. Tim Sale, join us for simple Eucharist and Christmas songs.


St. Peter’s Anglican

Advent 1

Sunday, Dec 3, 10:30 a.m

Bishop Geoffrey Woodcroft Visiting

Advent Prayer Vigil

Thursday, Dec 7, 7 p.m.

Advent 2

Sunday, Dec 10, 10:30 a.m.

Advent 3

Sunday, Dec 17, 10:30 a.m.

Lessons & Carols

Sunday, Dec 17,  7 p.m.

Light in the Darkness

Monday, Dec 19, 7 p.m.

Advent 4

Sunday, Dec 24, 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, Dec 24, 4:30 p.m.


If you would like your parish’s advent or Christmas service added to this list, please email [email protected] with the details!

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