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A Christmas Welcome!

Joy to the City, Joy to the World!

There is room in our inn for you this holiday season, and we look forward to celebrating Christ's birth together!

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Christmas at St. Bart's

Free parking is available at the Doubletree Hotel Garage (136 E. 51st Street). Voucher required. Pick up a voucher from St. Bart's Central or one of our ushers.) No reservations or tickets are required to attend our Christmas services, although we recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time. All are welcome. Questions? Please call St. Bart's Central at 212-378-0222 or email

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

12:05 pm A Quiet Christmas Eucharist

An intimate service, with congregational carols, that embraces the quiet joy of Christmas

4 pm Christmas Pageant and Eucharist

Children come together to tell the Christmas story in a spirited service of worship featuring the angelic voices of St. Bartholomew's Choristers. No rehearsal is required. Pageant Details and RSVP. Children are welcome to sing familiar Christmas carols alongside the Choristers. To sing with the choristers, write to Alexander Pattavina.

Pageant Details and RSVP

7 pm Festival Eucharist

(Choral Prelude begins at 6:30 pm)
Featuring music led by all three of our choirs: St. Bartholomew’s Choir, St. Bart’s Singers, and St. Bartholomew’s Choristers. This is a big joyful festival service when we “pull out all the stops.” Livestream available here, on Facebook and YouTube.

11 pm Festival Eucharist

(Choral Prelude begins at 10:30 pm)
Featuring music led by St. Bartholomew’s Choir and St. Bart’s Singers. This is a big joyful festival service when we “pull out all the stops.”  

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

11 am Christmas Day Choral Eucharist

Our singular service on Christmas morning is a big joyful celebration featuring music led by St. Bartholomew's Choir. This is a wonderful service for those who enjoy a festive service in the light of Christmas Day. Livestream available here, on Facebook and YouTube.

Carol Services

Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols 
Sunday, November 27, at 5 pm

Our combined choirs offer Advent carols and anthems in alternation with readings of the beautiful prophecies of the coming of Christ. Although this service has passed, you can watch the recording of the live stream above or here.   

Candlelight Carols
Sunday, December 18, at 5 pm

Hear the Christmas story and sing your favorite carols in this majestic service that includes music by our combined choirs and an awe-inspiring candlelit procession. Although this service has passed, you can watch the recording of the live stream above or here.   

Honor a Loved One with Christmas Flowers and Music

Christmas is coming. Your gift to the amazing flowers, music, and ministry of St. Bart's and to the glory of God makes a difference. You may make your gift in Thanksgiving or in Memory of a loved one. All donations received by December 15 will be listed in the Christmas service leaflets.

GIVE TO CHRISTMAS FLOWERS and Music

Light in the Darkness — A Service of Hope

Wednesday, December 21, at 6 pm

The days leading up to Christmas can be some of the most joyous ones in the year. But they can also be especially difficult for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, those who are struggling with illness and the COVID-19 pandemic, those who are dismayed by the rancor of our politics, or those who simply find the pain of the world too much to bear. On this longest night of the year, come and celebrate the Light that shines through every kind of darkness in this quiet, contemplative, and hopeful service held in the candlelit, cavernous space of our beautiful church.

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