Christmas Eve at St Disen’s

We warmly invite you to join us for one or both of our special services for Christmas Eve.  At 6.00pm we have our Crib Service, a lovely service for all ages, a chance to hear the story of that first Christmas in Bethlehem more than 2000 years ago, told with the help of our ‘knitivity’.  Then at 11.30 we have our traditional Midnight Communion Service to see in Christmas Day.

Let it rain? let it rain? let it rain?

Well, the weather outside may have been frightful but our candlelit carol service was delightful and the mince pies and mulled wine afterwards ensured that all the way home we were warm.


Christmas raises questions for all of us.  What’s life really all about?  What is most important and precious to us?  If you’re asking questions then we’d love to invite you to try Alpha.  It’s a great opportunity to explore the Christian faith, whether you’re a non-believer, new to faith or wanting a refresher.  Each session starts with pudding and includes a short film and time for discussion.

The first session is on Thursday 16th January at 7.30pm in St Disen’s Hall.  For more information or to book a place please contact Olly.

Christmas is coming!

With Advent now upon us, we are looking forward with expectancy and hope to celebrating the birth of Jesus.  And during the next few weeks there is plenty to look forward to at St Disens.

On 14th December we have our Coffee Morning in the Guildhall and then, in the evening, at 6.00pm there is the Christmas Concert with the Bradninch Choir.  The 15th December sees the Three Churches Christmas Songs of Praise, again in the Guildhall, at 10.30am.  On 16th December at 2.oopm we have a Christingle Service with the Duchy School.  Then on 21st December it’s Carols by Candlelight with the Bradninch Christmas Choir and on Christmas Eve at 6.00pm we have our traditional crib service with our ‘knitivity’ figures.

For more information on these and all our December events and activities, please check out our What’s On page.

St Disen’s ‘Knitivity’



An invitation to sing

On Saturday 21st December at 6pm there will be a candlelit Carol Service in St Disen’s Church, this year including the superb organist Alex West and a choir of singers from across Bradninch. All are very welcome to this rather special Christmas service of readings and carols.

If you enjoy singing, you are warmly invited to join others from across the Bradninch community to augment the St Disen’s choir for this service. Led by Marion Brown, the choir will learn three beautiful carols to sing during the service, which will also include rousing congregational carols accompanied by the organ.

Rehearsals will take place on Sundays 1st, 8th & 15th December at 3.30-5pm in St Disen’s Church Hall, and also in St Disen’s Church on the afternoon of the service (Saturday 21st).

If you would like to participate, please call Marion  on 01392 881454 or

Memorial Service for loved ones

A beautiful, moving candlelit memorial service for those close to us who have died was held in St Disens on Sunday 3rd November.  They are forever in our hearts and minds.

‘We Will Remember Them’

Forthcoming services and events in St Disen’s Church to mark All Souls Day on 3rd November and Remembrance Sunday on 10th November.

3rd November  In Loving Memory  4.00pm

A quiet and reflective memorial service to remember those close to us who have died.

11th November  Remembrance Sunday

Our services and events for Remembrance Sunday begin at the War Memorial outside the Guildhall at 10.45am before moving down to St Disen’s Church for the Remembrance Service.

Then in the afternoon there is a Remembrance Concert in St Disen’s Church starting at 3.30pm.  Helen Boxer will be playing Bach’s cello suites No. 1 and No. 4.

Refreshments will be available after both the memorial service and the concert.

Further information on these and all our services and events for November can be found in our What’s On section.