Christians throughout the world celebrate Christmas on 25th December each year. In Sarawak, the theme chosen for this year by the Organising Committee for the Association of Churches Joint Christmas Service is “Jesus! The Greatest Gift Of All”.

At St. Thomas’ Cathedral Christmas Eve Service started at 9.30pm. Over a thousand members attended the Christmas Eve Mass. The congregation overflowed into the nearby Parish Hall.

Before the Mass  began, the 8.15am Choir presented the singing of carols starting from 8.00pm. The Collect was recited followed by the Epistle and Gospel reading and there were singing of Hymns and Christmas Carols through the service.

The Archbishop of South East Asia, the Most Revd. Datuk Bolly Lapok was the celebrant  and preacher during the service as he reminded us on the meaning of Christmas.