The Vicar, Churchwardens and congregation of St John’s, Mill Street wish you a very

Happy Christmas

and a peaceful New Year

and we’d like to invite  you  to  join  us  for  any of these events or services


St. John’s Fantastic Christmas Tree Festival.  2nd, 3rd, 4th Dec. All systems go as this week-end is our Christmas Tree Festival.... we’re raising funds for the Derby Kids’ Camp, a local charity who help children by giving them an otherwise impossible holiday. Come along and see the 50+ trees we will have on display and enjoy a cup of tea and homemade cake. The church will be open 10-4 on Sat 2nd, 12-4 on Sun 3rd and 10-2 on Monday 4th. We look forward to seeing you.


Christmas Tree Festival Concert on Saturday, 2nd Dec at 7.30 pm.  The Deventio Choir will provide us with Christmas music and audience carols with time during the interval to admire the decorated trees with their sparkling lights whilst enjoying a glass of wine or juice included in the price of just £6!  Proceeds will go towards the Derby Kid’s Camp. Please come and support us and them.  We need you!


3rd Dec 4.30 pm Advent Carol Service       ,,,,,,,,, Come and join us in a candlelit service of readings, prayers and carols for Advent as we begin our preparations and countdown to Christmas.

Sat 9th Dec 7.30pm.“Christmas Brass & Voices” The Derby Bach Choir, The Old Vicarage School Choir and the Derby Central Salvation Army Ensemble, provide an evening of carols, festive music, mulled wine and mince pies incl.      Adm. £12, students £5.

Mon 18th Dec  7.30 pm. The Sitwell Singers Christmas Concert - A warming mix of festive favourites.  Admission £10 (under 16s free)

Wed 20th Dec 12.30–1.15pm. Lunchtime Carols – an opportunity to join others in singing your chosen favourite carols in an informal setting.  Hot drinks and mince pies will be served from 12 noon.

24th Dec Christmas Eve 6.30pm Candlelight Festival of Carols – traditional candlelit Carol Service where favourite carols are interspersed with the telling of the Christmas Story.  Come and experience the wonderful atmosphere as we celebrate the mystery of Christ, the Saviour, born amongst us.

Christmas Day 10.00 am. Family Servicea service which includes the Blessing of the Crib and the Christmas celebration of Holy Communion with readings and favourite carols.  Children and families are especially welcome.

and especially for all the family...



Sun 7th January 3 – 4 pm. Family Fun and Christingle Service.  Come and enjoy an hour or so of family fun making these Christingles, followed by a procession by candlelight and a fabulous tea party.  



For Weddings, Christenings and Funerals please contact:  Rev’d Canon Elaine Jones

07749 867347

Canonelaine.stjohns@gmail.com

Find us on (St John the Evangelist)

 or our website:

www. stjohnsmillstreet.org