Advent & Christmas at Prescot Parish Church


We prepare for Advent with the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday 20 November, when our 10am Sung Eucharist will be a Toy Service. You are invited to bring a brand-new toy in a gift bag. Your generous gift will help make Christmas a little brighter for a homeless family in our community.

On Saturday 26 November we hold our Christmas Fayre and, for the first time, a Christmas Tree Festival, in the Parish Church and Centre. Entry is free, and the event – with craft stalls, cakes, tombolas, carols and other festive fun – runs from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Below is a list of other events coming up at Prescot Parish Church during the season of Advent and Christmas in 2022.

Sunday 27 November

10am Sung Eucharist for the First Sunday of Advent

6.30pm Light in the Darkness A Taizé service of light where we give thanks for all who have shone as lights in the darkness during the Covid-19 pandemic

Saturday 3 December

2.30pm Messy Christingle (Parish Centre) Celebrating the Christmas story with fun crafts, prayers and songs. An all-age occasion especially suited to families with young children.

Sunday 4 December

10am Sung Eucharist for the Second Sunday of Advent

1pm Christmas Tree of Remembrance (Cemetery, Manchester Road entrance) Place a bauble on the tree in memory of a loved one at this short outdoor service of carols and prayers, held by the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard

Wednesday 7 December

7pm Blue Christmas (Prescot & Whiston Methodist Church, Atherton Street) A joint-church service for anyone who finds Christmas difficult

Thursday 8 December

7pm-8.15pm Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Christmas Concert Guest musicians join local school and church choirs for over an hour of music – Free entry

Sunday 11 December

10am Sung Eucharist for the Third Sunday of Advent

Friday 16 December

6.30pm Carols around the Christmas Tree Prescot Parish Church Choir and Prescot Salvation Army Band lead carols in a joyous outdoor occasion. Wrap up warm and meet by the tree at the east end of the church (junction with Market Place).

Saturday 17 December

7.30pm Choir of King’s College, Cambridge in Concert To end Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture, the internationally renowned choir returns to Prescot with a programme of Christmas carols and other festive music. Tickets £11.

Sunday 18 December

10am Sung Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

6.30pm Carols by Candlelight A traditional service of readings and Christmas carols, with music from Prescot Parish Church Choir

Saturday 24 December

3pm Crib Service The story of the Nativity with carols, in a Christmas service especially suited to families with young children

11.30pm Midnight Mass The first Eucharist of Christmas

Sunday 25 December

10am Informal Eucharist for Christmas Day Children and toys very welcome!

Sunday 1 January, New Year’s Day, is the Second Sunday of Christmas, and the following Sunday, 8 January, is the Feast of the Epiphany. The season of Christmas comes to an end on Sunday 29 January, with the Feast of the Presentation, or Candlemas.