Advent & Christmas Programme 2019

 Sunday 24th November  4pm   Christingle                                                         A celebration for all the family with puppets, tricks, multi-media and a ‘Christingle’ for children to take away  (Approx 1 hour) Followed by refreshments and a free tea for kids. All Welcome.

Sunday 1st December   10.30am       Ishmael & Toys                                         Please bring a new unwrapped gift for a boy, girl, child or teenager to be distributed locally (1 hour). Followed by refreshments.

Sunday 8th December   4-6pm   Community Christmas Party                      Crafts, Games, Sing-a-long Carols, Tricks, Real meaning of Christmas Message and a visit from Santa. Bring a plate of Party Food to Share, in church hall. All Welcome.  Pre-booking essential or 01243 697596 or clipboard in church.

Sunday 15th December  10.30am    All-Age Scratch Nativity                          Either come dressed up already in your nativity character of choice or borrow one        of our costumes and join in re-telling the story. Followed by refreshments (1 hour)

Sunday 15th December   4pm Traditional Nine Lessons & Carols

A formal service with traditional carol words and bible readings and a short address.

(75 minutes) (Not suitable for young children). Followed by refreshments.

Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve                                                          

4pm Crib Service                                                                                                   Assembling the Crib, the Christmas story, carols, puppets and  multi-media.                 (Especially, but not only, for families with young children) (45 minutes).                   

6pm Crib Service

Assembling the Crib, the Christmas story, carols, puppets and multi-media. Candle-lighting with an explanation of the true meaning of Christmas (60 minutes). (Especially, but not only, for families with older children) Followed by refreshments.

8pm Carols by Candlelight

An informal service of bible readings with the best of old and  new carols, with a Christmas sermon. (Not suitable for young children) (90 minutes) Followed by refreshments.

10.15pm Christmas Communion                                                                            With a short message. Ideal for those staying on from the Carols by Candlelight. (45 minutes) (Not suitable for children).       

Wednesday 25th   Christmas Day

10am All-Age Christmas Celebration                                                                   A joyous celebration of the birth of Christ for all the family. Followed by refreshments.  (60 minutes) 

11.30am    Christmas Communion                                                                   

(30 minutes)