Church prepares for festive season

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St Mary’s Church in Ilkeston is hosting a number of festive services in the run up to Christmas.

On December 21, the church will kick off the celebrations with ‘The Nine Lessons and Carols Service,’ at 6pm.

A Christingle service is being held on December 22 in aid of the Children’s Society, starting at 4pm.

A Midnight Mass will be held at 11:30pm on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day, an Informal Holy Communion with Carols around the Crib will be held at 10am.

In addition to the main services, there will also be a shorter service in church of readings, carols and prayers to prepare for the festive season.