Barrington churches offering traditional, family services with carols, special readings and plenty of candlelight on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, which falls on a Sunday this year.
Here are the special services planned for Christmas Eve at Barrington's churches.
Barrington Baptist Church, 25 Old County Road, Pastor Paul Martins. Christmas Eve: 5 pm family service; 7 pm traditional service with lessons and carols. Christmas Day: 10:30 am.
Barrington Congregational Church, 461 County Road, The Rev. Dr. Jeff Larsen and the Rev. Elizabeth Barnum. Christmas Eve: 5 pm service of carols and story especially for children; 10 pm service of readings and carols, with vocal and bell choirs.
Barrington Presbyterian Church, 400 County Road, the Rev. Patrick Notley. Christmas Eve: 7 pm service of lessons and carols by candlelight, with anthems by adult and child choirs. Christmas Day: worship service at 11 am.
Barrington United Methodist Church, 230 Washington Road, the Rev. Regina Blount. Christmas Eve: 7 pm family service, with carols and other music by guest harpist Shelley Otis. Christmas Day: 9 am informal service with carols and children welcome to come in pajamas.
Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Ave. The Rev. Raymond Ferrick. Christmas Eve: 5 pm vigil Mass; Christmas Day: 8 and 10:30 am Masses.
St. Jame's Lutheran Church, 49 Middle Highway, the Rev. Andrew Simon. Christmas Eve: 5 pm family service; 11 pm candlelight service with carols and verse.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, the Rev. Robert Marshall. Christms Eve: Noon Holy Eucharist; 4 pm children's pageant and Holy Eucharist. 7 pm Holy Eucharist; 10 pm Holy Eucharist with instruments, organs and vocalists. Christmas Day: 10 am Holy Eucharist.
St. Luke's Church, 108 Washington Road, the Rev. Robert E. Hawkins. Christmas Eve: 4 pm service with contemporary choir; 6 pm children's Mass; 10 pm Mass, with the adult choir. Christmas Day: Masses at 7, 8:30 and 10 am.
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 5 Chapel Road, the Rev. Judith Mitchell. Christmas Eve: 5 pm children's pageant and Holy Eucharist; 7 pm choral Holy Eucharist with carols. Christmas Day: 9 am Holy Eucharist.