Christmas

  • Before the world began (StF 101)

    Before the world began, one Word was there

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  • Advent candles tell their story (StF 165)

    Advent candles tell their story

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  • Christmas is coming! (StF 166)

    'Christmas is coming!', the Church is glad to sing

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  • Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)

    Light a candle in a darkened place

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  • Light of the world, you stepped down into darkness (StF 175)

    Light of the world, you stepped into darkness

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  • Like a candle flame (StF 176)

    Like a candle flame, flickering small in our darkness

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  • Angels, from the realms of glory (StF 190)

    Angels, from the realms of glory

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  • Away in a manger, no crib for a bed (StF 191i)

    Away in a manger, no crib for a bed

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  • Away in a manger, no crib for a bed (StF 191ii)

    Away in a manger, no crib for a bed

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  • Beneath the paper wrappings, there's an open stable door (StF 192)

    Beneath the paper wrappings, there's an open stable door

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  • Born in the night, Mary's child (StF 193)

    Born in the night, Mary's child

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  • Child of joy and peace (StF 194)

    Child of joy and peace

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  • Christians, awake, salute the happy morn (StF 195)

    Christians, awake, salute the happy morn

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  • Come and join the celebration (StF 196)

    Come and join the celebration

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  • Cradled in a manger, meanly (StF 197i)

    Cradled in a manger, meanly

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  • Cradled in a manger, meanly (StF 197ii)

    Cradled in a manger, meanly

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  • Emmanuel, Emmanuel (StF 198)

    Emmanuel, Emmanuel

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  • Glory be to God on high (StF 199)

    Glory be to God on high

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  • God is born among us: earth receives the Christ child (StF 200)

    God is born among us: earth receives the Christ child

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  • Good news, good news to you we bring (StF 201)

    Good news, good news to you we bring

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  • Hark! The herald-angels sing (StF 202)

    Hark! The herald-angels sing

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  • I had a dream that I was standing on a hillside (StF 203)

    I had a dream that I was standing on a hillside

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  • In the bleak midwinter (StF 204)

    In the bleak midwinter

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  • It came upon the midnight clear (StF 205)

    It came upon the midnight clear

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  • It was on a starry night (StF 206)

    It was on a starry night

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  • Jesus is the heart of Christmas (StF 207)

    Jesus is the heart of Christmas

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  • Let earth and heaven combine (StF 208)

    Let earth and heaven combine

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  • Let me tell you about a baby (StF 209)

    Let me tell you about a baby

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  • Love came down at Christmas (StF 210i)

    Love came down at Christmas

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  • Love came down at Christmas (StF 210ii)

    Love came down at Christmas

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  • Night of peace: Hail the holy child (StF 211)

    Night of peace: Hail the holy child

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  • O come, all ye faithful (StF 212)

    O come, all ye faithful

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  • O little town of Bethlehem (StF 213)

    O little town of Bethlehem

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  • Once in royal David's city (StF 214)

    Once in royal David's city

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  • See, amid the winter's snow (StF 215)

    See amid the winter's snow

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  • See him lying on a bed of straw (StF 216)

    See him lying on a bed of straw

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  • Silent night, holy night (StF 217)

    Silent night, holy night

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  • Unto us a boy is born (StF 218)

    Unto us a boy is born

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  • We see the eyes of Mary shine (StF 219)

    We see the eyes of Mary shine

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  • When a young unmarried couple (StF 220)

    When a young unmarried couple

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  • While shepherds watched their flocks by night (StF 221)

    While shepherds watched their flocks by night

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  • Who would think that what was needed (StF 222)

    Who would think that what was needed

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  • He came to earth in poverty (StF 246)

    He came to earth in poverty

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  • Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)

    Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

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  • Best of all is God is with us (StF 610)

    Best of all is God is with us

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  • Carol of Peace (website only)

    Carol of Peace ("Where is the peace that will cure the world's madness?") by Barbara Honeyball Young New on 30 October 2012, rev.2016 - a carol formed from questions set within the context of contemporary concerns

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  • Down the road run refugees (website only)

    “Down the road run refugees” by John Bell and Graham Maule New on 6 May 2016 – a 1992 "protest song" as sadly relevant today as when it was written

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  • Heaven's come so close tonight (website only)

    “Heaven’s come so close tonight” by Richard Gillard New on 30 October 2012 - a Christmas carol from the author of "Brother, sister, let me serve you" (StF 611)

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  • Here is the wonder, glory of new life (website only)

    “Here is the wonder, glory of new life” by Andrew Brown New on 23 March, 2017 - re-visiting the miracle of the incarnation with fresh words for today

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  • How hard was that journey (website only)

    “How hard was that journey” by Paul Thompson New on 8 July 2015 – a carol for Christmas and Epiphany with a memorable tune also by Paul

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  • Let my Saviour sleep (website only)

    “Let my Saviour sleep” by Paul Thompson New on 8 July 2015 – a lovely lullaby for the newborn Jesus, yet with a hint of the suffering that he'll one day have to endure

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  • Light a candle for Jesus the King (website only)

    “Light a candle for Jesus the King” by Dominic Grant New on 27 October, 2015 – a candle lighting hymn for Advent

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  • Light out of darkness (website only)

    “Light out of darkness” by Alan Hinton New on 30 October 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website) - reflecting John 1:1-28

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  • Love laid bare (website only)

    "Love laid bare" by Andrew T. Murphy New on 30 October 2012 - upbeat re-telling of the Christmas story, set to "Winter Wonderland" by Felix Bernard

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  • Remembering Mary (website only)

    "Remembering Mary" by Gillian Collins New on 24 December 2012 - a text that offers not only an overview of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, but also records all that the incarnation will mean for Jesus

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  • The days are surely coming (website only)

    “The days are surely coming” by Dominic Grant New on 17 November 2015 – a carol for Christmas and especially for use alongside the weekly lighting of Advent candles

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  • We do not look for angel choirs (website only)

    “We do not look for angel choirs" by Gareth Hill New on 19 November 2013 - a hymn for the Christmas season that speaks to our sense of Christian commitment throughout the year

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  • We three kings of Orient are (website only)

    “We three kings of Orient are” by John Henry Hopkins New on 23 January 2018 – re-visiting an old favourite

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