WOODLAWN – Don’t believe the Hallmark holiday movies, Christmas isn’t always a time for joy.

For several the holiday season can spark difficult memories or be a depressing time for some. Woodlawn’s St. Thomas Anglican Church has a special service for those who the Christmas season triggers difficult memories or thoughts.

St. Thomas’ annual Blue Christmas service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23 at the church located at the intersection of Kinburn Side Road and Woodkilton Road.

The Blue Christmas Service is for those who find this time of year difficult for whatever reason,” organizers released in a statement today (Dec. 18). “All are welcome.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the church is limited to 35 people. Call 613-623-3882 to reserve a seat. Some services are available via Zoom. For more information, visit the Church’s website.