Advent and Christmas

Advent and Christmas

Advent and Christmas 

Each year, Historic Beckford Parish enjoys the holiday season in special ways. Read more below to find out about what to expect during advent and Christmas with us.


While our celebrations and worship is going to be different this year, we are working hard to make sure it is magical and spiritually fulfilling.

Advent and Christmas news and content is being added to this page throughout the season. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for fun daily posts!


A Historic beckford parish christmas magazine

The final digital magazine is here! Cozy up with a cup of cocoa, a Christmas cookie (or two), some carols and enjoy reading A Beckford Parish Christmas.

Christmas eve and day services

Service Videos

Christmas Eve
5 p.m. Children’s Service — a shorter service, including carols and Christmas Bible stories (Bulletin)
9 p.m. Traditional Spiritual Communion Service, including carols (Bulletin)

Please have a candle handy and ready to light for both services when we sing Silent Night together.

Christmas Day
10 a.m. Spiritual Communion Service (Bulletin)

Christmas coloring booklet

The booklet has 40 Advent and Christmas images to color as you get ready to celebrate the holiday. From wreaths, candles, trees and Christmas scenes to the nativity, Bible verses and cute kitties, there’s plenty to choose from (or color them all if you’d like). You can print the entire booklet, or pick and choose your favorites. Feel free to share the booklet with anyone you think may enjoy some relaxing coloring time.

Longest Night Community Service

The clergy of Woodstock put together a Longest Night Community Service for us all to enjoy.

Advent Services

Every Sunday, we have alternating spiritual communion and morning prayer services at 10:15 a.m. live on Zoom and Facebook. 

You can also watch videos of the services the week after.

Advent at home companion booklet

We hope this book will be a companion for your journey during this sacred season of our liturgical church year. Read more about the booklet.  

A 1980s Emmanuel Christmas Recipe Book

Find out about and read a recipe book put together by Emmanuel for Christmas during the 1980s.