Christmas Services 2018


Come join us this Christmas!

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The Magi asked “Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him”  

Psalm 19:1 For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

All are welcome to join the Burlington family this Christmas as we travel the journey of the Wise men (Magi) to find the King. Through our Christmas celebrations we will be sharing in the story of the Magi and travelling to the stable to see why even the stars led the way to Jesus. It takes someone special being born for the whole skies to announce his birth! 

Each of our gatherings over the Christmas period will involve a time of community (such as our community breakfast - Sign up here if you would like to come ….) as well as a time of celebration. All celebrations will be family friendly so why not bring your children and your Christmas visitors to celebrate together. 

Watch out for members of our church and the other churches from the area in our Carol Singing evening on the 18th December. We are also thrilled to be joined by members of the Ipswich School Music department for our hugely popular Carols by Candlelight at 4.30pm on 23rd December. 

Alone this Christmas or have no where to go? Then we’d love to invite you to our Open Door Christmas lunch on 25th December. Doors open at 11 in the Burlington Church halls, Burlington Road. Just turn up for this amazing feast. 

The Burlington Family look forward to you joining us to celebrate together this Christmas. 


We would love to welcome you to our Christmas Family Services and Events


Thursday 13th December

Lunchtime - Older Friends Christmas Carol Service and Lunch

The traditional Christmas Carol Service and Lunch for our Older Friends


Sunday 16th December

9:30 - 10:30am - Christmas Breakfast

Christmas Breakfast (For all the family!). Bacon butties served, coffee, cafe set up and craft table for the kids. . 


10:45am - Christmas Family Service

The Noisy Neighbour. Our morning service will see us all being involved in retelling the story of the first Christmas. 

Tea & coffee will be served in the Church Centre afterwards.


Tuesday 18th December

6:30pm - Carol Singing in the Community

Meet outside Burlington, followed by Mince pies in the church centre and a new song singing.


Sunday 23rd December

4:30pm - Carols by Candlelight

A service for all ages with carols, candles and an opportunity for us to celebrate the Joy of Christmas. This service will be around an hour, include activities for children and feature music led by our Burlington Ensemble and the New Song Choir.

Followed by Christmas Cafe, where refreshments (
Tea, coffee & mince pies) will be served afterwards in our Church Centre. A wonderful opportunity for you to bring your family and friends to start your Christmas celebrations together. 

CHRISTMAS DAY - Tuesday 25th December

10.00am - Christmas Family Celebration

Come and Join the celebration.

You, your Christmas visitors and friends are invited to a party service to celebrate Christmas together. A chance to sing carols, show your favourite presents and to hear the Christmas story together. 

Open Door - Christmas Day

Burlington will once again be hosting a Christmas day lunch. Open to all who would like to be with others this Christmas. A full Christmas lunch and a chance to celebrate with others.


Previous Christmas Series

2006 - Cracking Christmas
2007 - ChRISKmas - the Christmas risk
2008 - Christmas Presence
2009 - Challenge Christmas
2010 - Preface...The Story
2011 - Following Jesus
2012 - The Unexpected
2013 - The Wonder
2014 - Christmas Lyrics
2015 - It's a Boy!
2016 - A Well Good Christmas
2017 - Joy to the World