2016

Christmas 2016

Thank you to everyone who lead and contributed to our special Christmas services.

To Phil H. and the choir for the festival service of carols and readings on the Sunday before Christmas; to Richard G. and others for the carfty Christmas Christingle service for children on Christmas Eve; to Revd. David Featonby and Mark H. for our watchnight service and to Mark H. for Christmas Day.

What happy occasions they were.

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Christmas parties and pantomime 2016

Many thanks to everyone who organised and helped at our Junior Church Christmas parties this year. They were well-attended and happy occasions.

Thanks too, to everyone who participated in our pantomime, Aladdin, which was written for us this year by Peter N.

Here are some photographs:

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Junior Church Christmas Festival Service 2016

Our Junior Church lead a joyful but thought-provoking service on the theme of preparing for Christmas.
Thanks to everyone involved – the speaking and singing were great, with a lovely variety of items. Thanks also to all the adults involving in the preparation of the service.

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Christmas Services, Events and Activities


You are warmly invited to join in any of our services for Christmas, as we celebrate anew the coming of the Christ child:

 

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols         Sun 18 Dec 11.00am

Join in lots of favourite carols, listen to a wide variety of Christmas music from our choir and reflect on the child in the manger.

 

Crafty Christmas Eve Service                    Sat 24 Dec 5.30pm

Anticipation is at fever pitch – but as the big day approaches, all ages will benefit from half an hour’s informal worship and crafting fun.

 

Watch Night Service with Communion      Sat 24 Dec 11.30pm

Everything’s ready. Enjoy a moment of peace at this contemplative candlelit service, and welcome with us the arrival of the Christ child.

 

Christmas Day Family Service               Sun 25 Dec 10.30am

Make space for Christ on Christmas Day. Young and old come together for an exuberant short celebration of our Saviour’s birth.


Sunday worship                                          Sun 1 Jan 11.00am

Christmastide continues… Begin the new year on the right foot, at our regular Sunday worship time. We’re here all year round.

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Carols in the Courtyard 2016

A wonderful winter evening for carol singing! 

We had a great time singing together and enjoying mulled wine or hot chocolate and mince pies and cakes. We were also be glad to be joined by students and other visitors.

Thanks to our compare, Richard, to our musicians and all those who provided the food and drink!

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Toy Service 2016

We have had our Toy Service this morning (4th December) and look forward to our Carols in the Courtyard event this evening.

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Advent

Advent has begun and we also welcomed the Nottingham Scottish Association to the service on Sunday which was our St. Andrew’s Day service.

We are preparing for the Christmas though Advent and were pleased to dedicate and send fifty parcels of Christmas gifts through Operation Christmas Child.

Next Sunday evening we have Carols in the Courtyard. Do come and join us for this, beginning at 6.00 pm.

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Harvest 2016

Our Junior Church presented a super service about the “harvest of the sea” for our festival service this year. They took us to the seaside, they reminded us that it is “not just the fishes” that we harvest from the sea, they talked about salt, power from the sea and precious pearls.

Thank you to everyone who planned and took part in the service.

Thank you, also, to everyone who helped to decorate the church so beautifully in readiness for the service.

Flowers were arranged on the communion table to make it look like a coral reef and there were further displays related to our theme in the vestibule.

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Junior Church Show 2016

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The Junior Church (and friends) presented a lively and enjoyable performance of Bugsy Malone on Saturday, 2nd July.

After rehearsing hard at the Friday evening dress rehearsal and on Saturday afternoon, the children and young people put on a super show with some great singing and acting. Well done to everyone.

As usual, the children were supported by a large team of adults, providing wonderful costumes, props and sets as well as direction and musical support. And it was wonderful to have such a large and receptive audience for the performance. Again, well done and thank you to all.

 

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