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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. (45 minutes), ideal for those staying on from the Carols by Candlelight. (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