Advent and Christmastide


Advent and Christmastide

Advent and Christmas are wonderful seasons at St. Bart’s, with beautiful music and services for all ages. As a designated New York City landmark, located conveniently in midtown Manhattan close to most all major hotels, St. Bart’s is a perfect place to celebrate. We are a welcoming parish, open to all. Please join us during this festive season. Questions? Contact St. Bart’s Central at 212-378-0222 or .

ADVENT 1: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Eucharist at 8 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm

10 am Advent Fair for all ages featuring Advent wreath making,  crafts and activities for children, hot cocoa, photo booth and more.

10 am First Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

5 pm Advent Lessons and Carols. The beautiful prophesies of the coming of Christ will be read alternating with splendid Advent carols and anthems. A festive reception will follow the service. (A brief Eucharist will also be offered in the Chapel following Lessons and Carols.)

Tuesday, December 5 

5:45 pm Midtown Carol Sing-Along on St. Bart’s front steps; warm up with hot chocolate, cider and cookies inside the church afterwards

ADVENT 2: Sunday, December 10

Eucharist at 8 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm

Tuesday, December 12

7:30 pm Joyous Christmas Concert. Click here for tickets.

Friday, December 15

7:30 pm Adoration of The Magi Concert in the Chapel. Click here for tickets.

ADVENT 3: Sunday, December 17

       Eucharist at 8 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm  

ADVENT 4: Sunday, December 24
Our services as usual, with a quieter tone as we approach Christmas

Eucharist at 8 am, 11 am  

CHRISTMAS EVE: Sunday, December 24

12:30 pm  A Quiet Christmas Eucharist (in the Chapel)

4 pm:  Christmas Pageant and Festival Eucharist

7 pm:   The “Christ-Mass” Festival Sung Eucharist

11pm:  The “Christ-Mass” Festival Sung Eucharist (with incense)

CHRISTMAS DAY: Monday, December 25 

11 am: Festival Choral Eucharist

CHRISTMAS I:  Sunday, December 31

Eucharist at 8 am, 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm

11:00 pm Ring in the New Year with Organist and Director of Music William K. Trafka, and hear works of Bach, Böhm, Franck and Willan on St. Bart’s magnificent Aeolian Skinner organ. At the stroke of midnight, Trafka will play his own transcription of Aaron Copland’s joyous Fanfare for the Common Man. Followed by a champagne reception. Free.