Under normal circumstances our three churches offer a range of service styles each Sunday.  Our regular services normally include: said and sung Holy Communion; All Age Worship; and service of the Word.  Special services are held to celebrate major festivals such as Christmas, Easter, Harvest etc. and several times a year the three parishes worship together in a joint Benefice service. Whilst our services are restricted by the Covid-19 situation there will be one service of Holy Communion in the Benefice each week with a service of Morning Prayer being held over Zoom on the occasion of a fifth Sunday.

Details of Christmas services

‘A Star of Hope’ Christmas Services

Sunday 20th December  

St. Michael’s Church, Creech St. Michael @ 4:00pm

St. George’s Church, Ruishton @ 6:00pm

Christmas Eve

                              Holy Cross Church, Thornfalcon @ 6:00pm

Join us in celebrating the wonder and joy of the season in a new and creative way this year.


Christmas Services

Christmas Eve - St Michael’s Church, Creech St. Michael @ 11.30 p.m.

Midnight Service of Holy Communion

Christmas Day - St George’s Church, Ruishton @ 10 a.m.  

Service of Holy Communion

Family Services

Our usual family services of the Crib Service and Christingle Service will only be available online as a combined service this year. Due to restrictions, we feel the best way to ensure a joy and hope filled service is to bring it to you this year! This year, you will receive all the Christingle components delivered straight to your door before Christmas Eve so that you can still take part as a family in making the Christingle. We know for many, the Crib Service and the Christingle marks the beginning of your Christmas and we hope that, from the comfort of your homes, you will still be able to experience the joy and the excitement of this special season with your families through this recorded service, at your own pace on Christmas Eve.

Please note the following for all Services

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we need to request that all services are pre-booked this year. There is limited availability and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We will let you know that seats have or have not been allocated. Please state which service you would like to attend, on what date, in which church and how many people will be in your bubble. Masks will need to be worn and social distancing will be maintained. These services are subject to lockdown restrictions being lifted, but all will be available on Zoom.

For those who are unable to come or who are isolating or shielding,  the services will be live-streamed over Zoom. Please indicate if you would like to be sent the Zoom link to watch the live stream of any of the services taking place in the churches.

For the family service, the access will be online via YouTube and a link will be emailed to you. Please email your name and address and how many children will be taking part in the service by Monday 14th December, so that we can be sure to deliver the Christingle package to your door in advance.

To contact us or book for any of the services/events please

email: or call 07946 196719


For times of services in each church please go to the following pages: 

St. Michael's, Creech St. Michael   St. George's, Ruishton

Holy Cross, Thornfalcon


Please click here for podcasts of services


Gleaners is an informal group of people who come together once a month to worship in new and exciting ways, to reflect on the Bible, to share in fellowship and support each other in life and in our faith journeys!  We are unable to meet at the moment due to the Covid 19 restrictions, but would normally meet on the second Sunday of each month at 7:30pm. When circumstances permit, the Gleaners will resume and everyone will be invited to join us.