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Celebrating the meaning of Christmas at Christ Church Beaurepaire: activities for the whole family

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Advent is upon us, and in just a few short weeks the Christ Church Beaurepaire will be celebrating "the coming of the Light of Christ into our world, into our lives, and into our hearts!"

Though we continue to struggle with the pandemic and the restrictions resulting from it, those at Christ Church Beaurepaire are trying their best to continue their beloved Advent and Christmas traditions. The first of these is the Wassail Christmas Carol Sing-Along, which will be this Friday, Dec. 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. Registration is not required to attend the singing, but pre-registration is required to attend the reception afterward.

All money collected at the Wassail goes to support the Christmas Basket Program.

Please register via this form:

Christ Church Beaurepaire Christmas Basket Program 2021

This year the CCB will be supporting 10 families in need (30 people) with grocery store gift cards and a small gift for each family member. For the next few weeks, they will be accepting donations in the form of cash, E-Transfers, or cheques (made out to CCB) to pay for the grocery store gift cards.

However you choose to make your donation, please clearly mark “Attn: Christmas Baskets.

Advent & Christmas Services

Below you can find a full schedule of the CCB's Advent and Christmas services. All services are also broadcast live on their Facebook page (

A couple of highlights:

  • Children’s Christmas Pageant (with service of Holy Communion): Sunday, Dec. 12th at 10:00 a.m.

  • Service of 9 Lessons and Carols: Sunday, Dec. 19th at 10:00 a.m.

  • Paws & Pray Christmas (dog-friendly service): Dec. 19th at 4:30 p.m.

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Dec. 24th at 7:00 p.m. (no registration required)

  • 1st Sunday of Christmas: Dec. 26th at 10:00 a.m.

  • Epiphany Sunday: January 2, at 10:00 a.m.

Feel free to invite family, friends, and neighbors to any of these services (as well as any of the CCB's services, year-round!)

Though there are still some restrictions around (in-person) pastoral home visits, they may be permitted in certain circumstances upon special request. If you’d like a pastoral call, a pastoral visit in the church, or to discuss the possibility of a pastoral home visit, please contact Reverand Joel (

"I hope to see you for some – or all – of our services and events throughout the holiday season! And I thank you for your continued support of Christ Church Beaurepaire with your prayers, your presence, your time, and your gifts."
- Reverand Joel Amis

Image courtesy of Christ Church Beaurepaire


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