Christmas

Carol Service, Sunday 20th December 2020

Carol Service, Sunday 20th December 2020

Our video Carol Service for Sunday, 20th December 2020, may be found on YouTube HERE.


N.B. This recording will not be available until shortly before 11:00 on Sunday – prior to this, it will show the video as being unavailable and “private”.

Order of Service: HERE

The video and those of previous weeks’ services may be found on the Recordings of Services page of this website.

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, Choir, Christmas, Current, Worship

Christmas Services

Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday 20 December
:
Painstakingly pre-recorded sound and pictures from our Choir, alongside readings, reflections and plenty of your favourite carols for you to join in!
On YouTube – available for 11.00am

Christmas Eve Holy Communion
Thursday 24 December

Our minister Chris leads us in live worship and invites us to the Lord’s table as we mark the moment of his birth.
On Zoom at 11.30pm
Joining details to follow

Christmas Morning Family Service
Friday 25 December

Christ is born in Bethlehem! A short outburst of joyful praise, in one of two ways:

(a) Live at church at 10.30am
Chris leads worship in the sanctuary, subject to all due Covid precautions, for those who may safely attend: please refer to his recent letter for full guidance. Email standrewswithcastlegate.sec@gmail.com for futher details or to register your intention to attend.

Or (b) Live on Zoom at 10.30am
Alternatively, join Mark H for a simultaneous online version of the same service via Zoom – joining details to follow.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, Choir, Christmas, Worship
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