Many churches now offer services especially for those who, for whatever reason, find the festive spirit hard to come by. Here are some samples.
St Mary’s Buckden offers a quiet-christmas at 8pm on Christmas Eve. It’s a simple, non-eucharistic evening service, with lighting of candles, and opportunities for quiet reflection during music (which could be live or recorded).
There are people on hand to listen afterwards, and refreshments available.
The church stays open afterwards until midnight mass.