Christmas at Saint Paul’s

Christmas Services and Events

Advent ActivitiesAnnual Advent Night

Help us contribute essential items and fill them up.   Finished bags are for Aid for Friends  an organization which serves isolated homebound individuals by alleviating their hunger and loneliness.

Rosemary for Remembrance

Worship for When Christmas is a Difficult Time.  Music this year will be provided by Ensemble Galilei. The Ensemble takes their name and inspiration from the life of composer Vincenzo Galilei, and the group has toured and performed globally.  Individuals and families who live with painful memories of loss may join in this meditative and soothing service of prayer.

Lessons And Carols For Christmas 2017

A candlelight service of Nine Lessons and Carols sung by the Choristers and Adult Choir. Consisting of readings that recount the Christmas story, choral anthems, and favorite carols sung by the congregation, this service is one of Saint Paul’s most popular offerings of the year and has become a Chestnut Hill tradition.

Saint Paul's PageantChristmas Pageant

The Saint Paul’s Christmas Pageant is one of the great intergenerational events of the year, known throughout northwest Philadelphia.
You are invited to be part of our cast and crew or just come and enjoy watching the Pageant.

Christmas Eve Festal Holy Eucharist with Choir

Our traditional Christmas Eve worship with full choir begins with special music at 9:30 p.m. The service itself starts at 10 p.m. The Gospel is the Christmas story from Luke read in the King James Version. The choir will sing works by Crecquillon, Nestor, Berlioz, Halley, and Tavener, among others, and all will join to sing many of the wonderful Christmas hymns.

  •  Date: Sunday, December 24
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. (special music), 10:00 p.m (service).


Saint Paul's ChristmasChristmas Day

Join us for a traditional Christmas Day worship service.

  • Date: Monday, December 25th
  • Time: 10 a.m.