Last Christmas?

What could be the final Christmas carol service to be held while Wanstead’s 800-year-old St Mary’s is a fully operational church is to be held on Sunday evening.

For the congregation, who are desperately hoping the church authorities allow them to keep worshipping at the Overton Drive site, it is likely to be a poignant event. While the proposal would allow a handful of services to be held through the year, it means an end to weekly services which have been going on since the 13th century.

The service of Nine Lessons and Carols  by Candlelight will be held at 6pm. 

  • A full list of Christmas church services in Wanstead will be published here on Monday.