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Church Services December 2019

Sunday 1st Advent 1
11am Joint Benefice
Toy Service & Christingle

Sunday 8th Advent 2
11am Parish Communion

Tues 10th
9.15 Holy Communion

Thurs 12th
1.45 Aden Lodge Churches Together
2.15 Aden House (All Churches)

Sunday 15th Advent 3
5.00pm Carol Service

Sunday 22nd Advent 4
11.00pm Morning Worship

Tuesday 24th December
Christmas Eve

4pm Messy Nativity
11.30pm Mid-night mass

Sunday 29th December
The First Sunday of Christmas

11am Churches Together Service

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Mon 30th Dec No Morning Prayer
Tues 31st Dec No Holy Communion

 

Dates for your diary

2nd Dec 6.30-8pm
Kidz Klub Yrs 6 - 8 Methodist Church

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Letter from Sarah

SarahFarrimondthumbI’m writing this in November at the end of Autumn: damp, increasingly dark but with a few leaves still clinging on the trees and the last remaining apples on the tree. Winter is most definitely on its way and with Winter Christmas. And now there will be a general election and an already full month becomes even fuller. So much uncertainty. So much to think about. So much to do. Is there time for church in the middle of all this? Is there time for God? Well naturally I’m going to answer ‘yes’ to both of those.

Because one of the things about Christmas is it’s all about God being there in the middle of things. Think of the Christmas story. There are the angels and the starry nights. But this is also a story of shepherds and wise men and families on the move for a census. In other words it’s about work, and migration and hospitality and politics (not to mention uncertainty and danger). And this is the world God is born into because this is the world that God loves.

And in the midst of the busy-ness of Advent there are opportunities for quiet and reflection: take a look at what’s happening in church and in the churches: there is something for everyone and all are welcome.

This comes with my prayers and best wishes for a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year

Sarah Farrimond

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