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What is Christmas?

Christmas is when we celebrate that God so loved the world that he came to the earth as a baby to live among us, experience life as we do, show us an example of how to live, and eventually through what he achieved in his death and resurrection, offer us life in all its fullness.

Christmas Tree Festival

For one weekend, Friday 13th to Sunday 15th, trees from around the island are on display at West Mersea Free Church.

The Lost

Our knitted nativity characters have hidden themselves around Mersea!

What's Happening?

This Advent and Christmas we are going to discover together some of the old testament prophecies of Jesus and discover Christ before Christmas: The Promised Gift.

You are most welcome to join us for any of our services as we celebrate that God’s Promised Gift is a gift for us all.

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Special family service

The gift is here

Sunday 1st December

For the first Sunday of Advent we have a special family service introducing the new service series The Promised Gift.

Sunday service

The gift is ready

Sunday 8th December

For the second service in Advent, we look at God’s gift to us being ready.

Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 13th, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 14th, 10am - 5pm
Sunday 15th, 1pm - 4pm

Special family service

The gift is paid

Sunday 15th December

For the Sunday of the Christmas Tree Festival we’re holding our special family service amongst the many spectacular trees.

Reflective service

The gift is hope

Wednesday 18th December

Nativity service

The gift is joy

Sunday 22nd December

Join us for our annual Nativity service! Organised by the young people, you’re invited to dress up and take part in the interactive story!

Carol service

The gift is peace

Sunday 22nd December

Our Carol service this year will follow the events leading to the birth of Jesus, with readings, poems and many of our favourite carols.


The gift is given

Christmas Eve
Tuesday 24th December

Our annual Christingle service starts at 3pm, and will give everyone the opportunity to make a Christingle.

Christmas Day

The gift is unwrapped

Wednesday 25th December

The all-age service on Christmas Morning is a celebration of Jesus’ birth, with worship and a short sermon reminding us of the importance of Christmas in our lives.