Christmas at St Paul's Tervuren 2019

"I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Saviour has just been born in David’s town, a Saviour who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger." - Luke 2

Christmas is a time to celebrate and a time to pause and reflect on the Good News of God with us. 

This year we have a variety of services and events to enable us to do that. Please find below an outline of what is going on, you will find more details about specific events beneath that along with a map showing the different locations we are meeting at.

Services and events

  • MEssy Church Gingerbread event

    saturday 7th december - NOW FULLY BOOKED

    Our popular Gingerbread Event is back but this time we have two sessions!

    Come along for a chaotic yet fun time as you are guided through how to build your own gingerbread house and then cover it with sweets! During the event we will sing some Christmas songs and retell the Christmas story.

    Registration is essential! 


  • Christmas Craft

    Saturday 14th December 6:30-9:30pm

    Come along for a relaxing evening of festive crafting. Make a decoration for your home or a gift for someone, all in a cosy Christmas setting.

  • Carol Service

    Sunday 15th December - 7:30PM - st jan's church, tervuren

    Join us for a traditional service. A wonderful evening of Christmas carols and readings in the beautiful setting of St. Jan's Church in the centre of Tervuren.

    If you would like to be part of the choir to sing at this service or other events then please see details below.

  • Kerstlicht (Christingle)

    Saturday 21st December - 4:00PM - Church Centre

    A family service that focuses on and celebrates Jesus the light of the world. We will sing Christmas songs and explore the meaning of each part of the Kerstlicht as we build it together. This service will mostly be conducted in Dutch.

  • Crib service

    Tuesday 24th december - 4:00PM - St Jan's church, Tervuren

    A special family service reminding us of the story of Christmas. Come dressed as a character from the nativity story and watch as we build that famous story before our eyes while singing Christmas songs and hearing Christmas readings. (We will have some costumes for those who want to dress up but don't have their own)

  • Christmas Celebration

    wednesday 25th december 10:30am - The colonial palace

    Celebrate the Good News of God with us on Christmas morning. A service for all ages at The Colonial Palace.

Service and Events location

Christmas Charities

At all our services and events through December we will be collecting donations for two appeals supporting women and children. All donations will be split between these two appeals

  • The bishops advent appeal

    The appeal focuses on the ACF’s work with empowerment of women, because we know that women often both bear the heaviest costs of poverty or conflict and are also those whose empowerment can do the most to bring development that reaches grass roots and bring hope for the future. You can read more about it on the Diocese website

  • OPen Doors Syria emergency appeal

    Open Doors has been working through local church partners in Syria for many years, and are well-placed to help in this new and urgent crisis. Their partners are on the ground, assessing and responding to immediate needs and caring for those affected by the fighting. About €35 could provide a vital emergency relief pack for a family in Syria that will enable them to survive for a month. Learn more.

Calling all carol singers

We invite you this Christmas season to join in the St Paul’s choir as we lead the congregation at the Christmas Carol Service on Sunday 15 December at 19:30.

Rehearsals will be held at the Church Centre, Tervuren:

(minimum of FOUR rehearsals including the final rehearsal in St Jan’s )

Sunday 17 November at 19:00 – 21:00

Sunday 24 November at 19:00 – 21:00

Sunday 1 December at 19:00 – 21:00

Tuesday 3 December 19:30 – 21:30

Sunday 8 December at 19:00 – 21:00

Monday 9 December at 19:30 – 21:30

Dress rehearsal on Sunday 15 December – the day of the Service – at 14:30 – 16:30 at Sint Jan’s Church in Tervuren

If you wish to sing in Christmas choir or have any questions, please contact Alison Sourdoire via the Church Office

We hope that you will join us!