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Church Services December 2018

Sunday 2nd
Advent 1
11am Joint Benefice Toy Service

Sunday 9th December
Advent 2
11am Parish Communion

Tues 11th
9.15 Holy Communion

Sunday 16th December
Advent 3
5.00pm Christingle Carol Service

Weds 19th
6.30 St Augustine’s S(CE) - A Christingle

Sunday 23rd December
Advent 4
11.00pm Morning Worship

Monday 24th December
Christmas Eve
4pm Messy Nativity
11.30pm Midnight mass

 

Mon 31st Dec No Morning Prayer

Tues 1st Jan No Holy Communion

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December 2018 Letter from Sarah

SarahFarrimondthumbI am writing this at the end of November with Christmas very definitely on the horizon. Christmas involves a lot of preparation – at home and in church too. But before Christmas we have Advent. ‘Advent’ means ‘coming’- it’s a time in the church’s year for preparation and for waiting and for looking forward- not only to the celebrations of Christmas but to the things those celebrations are all about: Jesus, God’s son coming into the world.

The idea that God might come into the world and sort everything out is very attractive, never more so than in troubled and troubling times. Jesus’ own people certainly shared such a hope, living under the threatening rule of the Romans. And we too long for what’s wrong to be put right; for someone, for God to intervene.

But at the end of our Advent there is not, it turns out, a dramatic intervention, but something much quieter. Instead we have a family on the move, a new baby, curious visitors: on the face of it nothing at all out of the ordinary. But in these quiet events, in these stories we encounter a very big idea about God. God does come into the world. God is interested and concerned for humanity. But at Christmas God shows this not by doing something dramatic to put things right: but by sharing our humanity, our vulnerability, being with us.

So I wish you peace and happiness this Christmas and invite you warmly to celebrate with us the God who is with us always.

With best wishes

Revd. Dr. Sarah Farrimond

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The Friends of St Augustine’s meet about six times a year to arranged fundraising events for St Augustine’s church. If you would like to be part of this group please contact

Revd Kate Currie curatekate@icloud.com 07949850460

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December 2nd 11am Toy Service

for Barnsley Women and Children’s Refuge.

New toys needed particularly baby toys, socks, pants & pyjamas for children 0-16yrs. Toiletries for the women, they particularly like to be able to give gift sets at Christmas time. Children’s towels & bubble bath.

Please do no wrap the gifts, they need to be able to allocate the gifts appropriately.