Six Bedford Churches Prepare to Celebrate Christmas

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Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Unitarian Universalist congregations have shared their schedule of services for Sunday, December 22, through Christmas.

First Baptist Church of Bedford

155 Concord Road
Phone: 781-275-8151 or

Sunday, December 22, Fourth Sunday in Advent

  • 10:30 am: Worship

Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve

  • 7 pm: Worship

Sunday, December 29

  • 10:30 am: Worship

First Church of Christ, Congregational

25 The Great Road
Phone: 781-275-7951 or
Please join us for Christmas Eve Services at First Church of Christ Congregational in Bedford, MA

Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • 4 pm: Family Service led byRev. Gail Wright. A service for all ages, featuring an instant Christmas pageant.
  • 9 pm: Candlelight Service led by Rev. John Castricum. A service of lessons, carols, a special Christmas message and candle lighting.

St Paul’s Episcopal Church

100 Pine Hill Road
Phone: 781-275-8262 or

Sunday, December 22: Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • 10 am: Holy Eucharist and Christmas Pageant

Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • 3 pm: Family Christmas Eve Eucharist, 3:00pm
  • 9:30 pm: Carol sing, 9:30pm
  • 10 pm: Christmas Eve Eucharist

Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas

  • 10 am: Christmas Day Eucharist

Sunday, December 29: First Sunday after Christmas

  • 10 am: Holy Eucharist and Service of Lessons and Carols

Lutheran Church of The Savior

426 Davis Road,
Phone: 781-275-6013 or
Come, celebrate the birth of Christ with us!

Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • 4 pm: Family Worship Service. Parents and children will hear the Christmas story and sing carols.
  • 7:30 pm: Candlelight Worship Service, with special pre-service music by the choir and worship band at 7pm

Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas

  • 10 am: Worship Service with Holy Communion

Sunday, December 29

  • 10 am: One service, but no Sunday school or adult Bible study

Tuesday, December 31

  • 7:30 pm: Special New Year’s Eve Worship Service

Saint Michael Parish – Roman Catholic

90 Concord Road
Phone:  781-275-6318 or

Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • 4 pm: Mass
  • 7 pm: Mass

Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day

  • 7 am: Mass
  • 10 am: Mass

First Parish, Unitarian Universalist

75 The Great Road
Phone: 781-275-0742 or

Sunday, December 22

  • 10 am: Music Director Brad Conner will conduct his annual Christmas Carol Sing Along, accompanied by organist Jennifer Lester. Brad will read Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen”, the origin of this season’s Disney hit, Frozen
  • 4 pm:  Bedford’s Groves family will provide magical music; Jennifer Lester supplement that magic on the organ; guest David Moore will play his musical saw, and to top it all, Dick Flavin, the Red Sox Poet Laureate, will add a unique touch.

Wednesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  •  4 pm: Intergenerational Holiday service will feature the youth choirs, including KidSing, under the direction of Janet Welby, with pianist Steve Sussman and organist Jennifer Lester. Director of Religious Education Lisa Rubin will lead a telling of the Christmas story and traditional carols will be sung.
  • 7:40 pm: Musical Prelude
  • 8 pm:  Traditional Candlelight Service led by Senior Minister John Gibbons will feature the music of Bach as interpreted by the adult choir, soloists and orchestra.

Sunday, December 29

  • 10 am: The congregation will celebrate its annual lay-led Cusp Service, a tradition begun more than 30 years ago by the late Charles and Peg Schwerin.

Tuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

  • 11:45 pm: The community is invited to help ring in the New Year, inside the Great Road entrance to the meetinghouse.


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