Posts from December 2014

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Message from the Vicar

by mattsaville

A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR TO ALL Andy & Jacqui would like to thank everyone for their Christmas cards and good wishes received at the Vicarage.  Andy will be taking time out of parish ministry from 1st January to 31st March 2015 as he takes his Extended Ministerial Development Leave. During this […]

Christmas Day 2014

by mattsaville

The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped […]

Christmas Services

by mattsaville

Only two more sleeps before Christmas Day!  We warmly welcome you, bring your friends and family and let’s get Christmas started!!! Our services over the next couple of days: Christmas Eve 10.00am – Holy Communion 3.00pm – Family Carols 11.30pm – Holy Communion for Christmas Christmas Day 8.00am – Holy Communion 10.00am – Family Communion

Christingle and Carols

by mattsaville

Time to get Christmassy at Christ Church! Christingle service is at 10.30am and Carols by Candlelight at 7.00pm on Sunday 21st. It will be great to see you.  There will be an open door and a warm welcome!!

Good Neighbour Parcels

by mattsaville

Many cakes were boxed and ready for delivery to folks supported by the Good Neighbour scheme, over the weekend. A dedicated team of cake bakers and a team of hard-working cake packers, boxed these parcels of joy fuelled by Sheila’s famous Earl Grey tea blend. The parcels will be distributed throughout the parish, to those […]

Prayer Tree

by mattsaville

The Prayer Tree, beautifully lit, adorns the Chancel for Advent. Why not take the opportunity to write your prayer on a card from the basket and tie on to the tree. Before the tree is dismantled all the prayers will be blessed and given over to God.

Advent Fayre: Starting Advent in Style

by mattsaville

Thanks to everyone who came to the Christ Church Advent Fayre. What a fab’ time together! We welcomed more than 500 people and thanks to your generosity, more than £2,500 was raised. Fayre organisers hoped there was something for everyone.  The church was filled with live music as local choirs and singers performed throughout the […]

Counting Down to Christmas

by mattsaville

Last week a lively group of young Beavers came to see us at Christ Church to work on their faith badge.  As we explored the church together, the subject of Christmas came up.  One small boy’s hand shot up and with a big grin he announced that there 52 more sleeps until Christmas Day.  “I’m counting them down each […]

Mission of the Month: Children’s Society

by mattsaville

Our mission of the month for December is The Children’s Society. The Children’s Society “fight child poverty and neglect, and help all children have a better chance in life”.     To see more about what The Children’s Society do click here.