Christmas

Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to our special Advent and Christmas services this year.

As a result of collections at our own services, carol singing donations and at events held at church by other organisations, we have been able to send over £1800 to our Christmas charity, Children in Distress.

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Christmas, Current
Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service 2019

Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service 2019

The children and young people of our Junior Church led an effective service for us today, focusing on the idea that we should not let the periferies of Christmas celebrations obscure the significance of the birth of Jesus into our world.


Thank you to everyone who took part and to everyone who was involved in the planning and preparation for the service.

This service was also our “Toy Service” and the gifts that people brought and donated will be taken to a local women’s refuge.

Christmas Tree with gifts for the Women’s Refuge
Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Christmas, Current, Junior Church, Report, Worship, Youth Group

Carols in the Courtyard 2019

Our Carols in the Courtyard was a super event again this year.

Thank you to all who helped set up and pack away, to our instrumentalists, to Richard (our compare), to our mince pie makers and mulled-wine warmers and to everyone who came along to sing.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Christmas, events, Outreach Activity

Christmas Shoeboxes 2019

On Sunday, we dedicated fifty shoeboxes of gifts prepared by our Junior Church for children overseas.

These will be transported and distributed by the Teams4U charity which was set up by Dave Cooke, the originator of Operation Christmas Child.

Thank you to everyone who contributed items for the shoeboxes, to the children who wrote letters to the recipients and to the adults who helped them pack and wrap the shoeboxes.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, charity, Christmas, Junior Church, Report, World Church, Youth Group

Christmas Day 2018

Christmas carols have been sung, Christmas messages given and heard, Christmas greetings shared… and all the candles are alight on the advent wreath.

Happy Christmas to all…

…and thank you to everyone who planned, contributed to and supported out Christmas services and activities.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Christmas, Worship

Parties and Pantomime 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped to give our children and youth group members such fine parties on Saturday and to everyone who played a part in or supported the pantomime – a super afternoon and evening.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Christmas, Junior Church, Youth Group

Carols in the Courtyard

We had a great time sharing some well-known carols this evening.

Thanks to everyone who participated and to those who prepared the food and drink, to the instrumentalists, to those who set out the staging and lighting and to our M.C., Richard.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Christmas, Outreach Activity

Christmas 2017

Thank you to everyone who planned, lead, participated in and attended our church events and services this Christmas time. We are so grateful to our minister, our Junior Church members (and their leaders), our choir (its director and our organist) for the wonderful celebration they have made Christmas this year.

 

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Posted by gdjjennings in 2017, Christmas, Junior Church, Worship, Youth Group

Advent and Christmas events at church

There is a wide range of services, events and activities at church over the seasons of advent and Christmas and all will be welcome at these.

Coming up shortly are the following:

Saturday 16th December
Junior Church pantomime at 5 pm – all welcome to this on Junior Church party afternoon

Sunday 17th December
Service of Carols and Readings at 11 am with activities for children of all ages in the halls, also from 11 am

Sunday 24th December
All age service at 11 am with Christingles, crafts and carols
Watch Night Communion Service at 11.15 pm

Monday 25th December
Christmas Day family celebration at 10.30 am – bring along your favourite present

Posted by gdjjennings in 2017, Christmas, Junior Church, Outreach Activity, Worship, Youth Group

Carols in the Courtyard 2017

Carols in the Courtyard was a very successful event again this year. On a rather more mild evening than we usually have, the carols were much enjoyed – as was the wonderful variety of refreshments!

 

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Posted by gdjjennings in 2017, Christmas