Christmas at St Paul's Tervuren 2018

"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 8th december - Times to be confirmed

    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! In the past these have filled up fast so make sure you book in quickly when it opens.

  • Carol Service

    Sunday 9th 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.

  • Sociale Kerstmarkt

    Saturday 15th December - Evening - Tervuren Square

    Come and be part of the community Christmas celebrations. St Paul's will have a stand, our choir will be singing. So come down, get yourself a festive drink and snack and enjoy the atmosphere.

  • Kerstlicht (Christingle)

    Saturday 22nd 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.

  • Christmas communion

    sunday 23th december - 9:30am - church centre

    Join us for a service of Holy Communion with carols as we bread bread together and celebrate God with us.

  • Crib service

    Monday 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

    Tuesday 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

Calling all carol singers!

We invite you this Christmas season to join in the St Paul’s “singing” events which will include: 

Leading the congregation at the Christmas Carol Service – 9 December at 19:30 (minimum of FIVE rehearsals including the final rehearsal in St Jan’s ) 

Carolling at the Tervuren Market – 15 December at 19:40 and 20:20 (minimum of TWO rehearsals)

Rehearsals will be held at the Church Centre, Tervuren:

Sunday 18 November at 19:30 – 21:30

Wednesday 21 November at 19:30 – 21:30

Sunday 25 November at 18:45 – 20:15

Tuesday 27 December 19:30 – 21:30

Sunday 2 December at 18:45-20:15

Tuesday 4 December at 19:30-21:30

Sunday 9 December – the day of the Service – at 14:30 – 16:30 at Sint Jan’s Church in Tervuren

We recognise that everyone has many commitments so your participation in any of the events would be welcomed.

If you wish to sing in the events or have any questions, please contact Alison Sourdoire at

We hope that you will join us!