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Where to find a church service this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, the time of year when regular church-goers and not-so-regular church-goers alike gather with their friends and family to celebrate by singing traditional Christmas songs and hearing the history of the holiday, often under the glow of candlelight.

Here’s what many churches in the community are offering this Christmas:

Anglican

Incarnation Church, 111a Spring Road, Williamsburg (Kingswood Clubhouse)

  • Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m.

Baptist

Williamsburg Baptist Church, 227 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 5 p.m.

Catholic

Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24 (Main Church), 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and midnight
  • Dec. 24 (Shrine), 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 25, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

St. Olaf Church, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

Episcopal

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 201 Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 3 p.m. (children’s pageant and Holy Eucharist), 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 25, 11 a.m.

Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church St., Yorktown

  • Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 25, 11 a.m.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 4 p.m (children’s pageant), 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

St. Martin’s will also be hosting Christmas caroling on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Greek Orthodox

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4900 Moortown Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 23, Orthos at 8:45 a.m. and Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 24, Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil at 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 25, Orthos at 9 a.m. and Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.

Lutheran

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

St. Stephen will be hosting a potluck dinner on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for those who who would otherwise be alone on Christmas.

Methodist

Williamsburg United Methodist, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 5 p.m. (service and children’s pageant), 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

Non Denominational

CrossWalk Church, 7575 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Life Church (Formally Christian Life Center), 4451 Longhill Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 23, 10 a.m.

Relevant Church, 113 Palace Lane, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 4 p.m.

Upward Church, 3687 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 6 p.m.

Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Williamsburg Christian Church, 200 John Tyler Lane, Williamsburg

Dec. 24 , 6-6:30 p.m. — Lighting the Christ Candle Gathering

Presbyterian 

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 11 a.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Wesleyan 

First Simple Church, 16401 Chickahominy Bluff Road, Williamsburg

  • Dec. 24, 6 p.m. — Outdoor service with campfire, candlelight, carols and hot chocolate

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