We would like to wish everyone a happy New Year, and we hope and pray that 2022 will see more normal life returning, not least so that we can meet more freely with the friends and families we have missed so much during the past two years.
Having had to miss a lot of our Christmas season services last year due to Covid restrictions, we are pleased to say that this year they’re back (see also ‘Services and Times’ page): Sunday 5th December at 10.30am – Advent Carol Service; Sunday 12th December at 4.00pm – Christingle Service; Sunday 19th December at 6.30pm – Candlelit Carol Service; Saturday 25th December at 10.30am – Christmas Day Celebration. There will be no service on Sunday 26th December. We’re really looking forward to seeing friends old and new in the next few weeks, so please do come and join us!
After an enforced absence last year, we are very pleased to say that our Cribs and Trees Festival will be back this year, with donations in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. The Festival will be open on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December from 10.30am to 4.00pm (12 noon to 4.00pm on the Sundays).
In addition to the displays there will be refreshments, craft and second-hand book stalls, with proceeds in aid of church funds, plus organ recitals by Tim Patient on both Saturdays from 11.00am to 12 noon.
To round off the Festival, our Christingle Service will be on Sunday 12th December at 4.00pm.
Parking will be available on the weekend days in the school car park opposite the church, by kind permission of the Head.
We’d love to see you!
We had our Harvest Festival Service last Sunday, and it was a double celebration, in that we were also able to share refreshments and a time of fellowship after the service for the first time in over 18 months – it was so uplifting! Some people then stayed to eat packed lunches and enjoy a further time of fellowship. You can find some pictures of our Harvest displays and the after-service fellowship on the Photo Gallery page.
We were delighted to welcome the Year 3 classes from Angel Road School last Monday morning. They heard a bit about the church and about Harvest, looked around at the Harvest displays, and had great fun making harvest baskets filled with fruit and veg (in paper, of course!).
Here’s what one of their teachers said about it: ‘Wow, we had such a pleasurable trip to see you today! Please thank all the ladies involved.’
The children will be back again in December for their Christmas visit and also for their Carol Service, so we look forward to that.