HELENSBURGH Parish Church is hosting two services this Christmas Eve – and another on Christmas Day.

A Christingle service will be held at 5pm on December 24, though the church doors will be open from 4.30pm to allow people to make a

Christingle of their own – an orange decorated with sweets and a candle that will be lit during the service. 

Alternatively you can bring along one you’ve made at home in advance.

The Christingle service will be led by Emily Harvey-Cartmell, the director of the church’s youth and families ministry.

It will be followed by the church’s Watchnight service at 11.30pm on December 24, and then by a family service at 10am on Christmas Day, both of them led by the church’s parish assistant, the Rev Tommy Goodwin.

Elsewhere in town, members of the Helensburgh United Reformed Church congregation will bring in Christmas by singing carols outside the church building on West Princes Street from 11.30pm on Christmas Eve.

The church is also holding a Christmas Day Communion service at 11am.