Wonderful news that we can open for worship in church again from 6th December! We’ll be back to our “Covid” format of 9am and 10.20am eucharists.
So this is the last mailing with a full set of worship material, reflection and pewsheet for home worship on Sunday. And I do hope it proves to be the last week ever when we can’t be together in church!
You are encouraged to make an advent ring of candles for your table – if you can find four (don’t worry about the colour!)
There is also an evening service for St Andrew’s Day, Monday, when we might all join at 6pm in our homes, or individually in church. Whether a fish supper follows is up to you!
Looking forward to Christmas, because we can’t hold our Christmas Eve Carol Service or Children’s Crib service this year, we’re planning a series of “Walk Through” Christmas carol events instead.
Between 4.30pm and 6pm each day, you’ll be invited to enter the church with your household or bubble and walk slowly along the guided route through the church, enjoying the decorations and flowers, whilst listening to carols played and sung by different musicians each night. You asked to keep moving and spend around 10 – 15 minutes inside, before exiting through the far door. The exception is Sunday, when there will be outdoor carol singing for everyone – safely distanced in the churchyard.
A different experience! But one that we will do our best to make very Christmassy for everyone!
Friday 18th December – the church Christmas choir sings carols
Saturday 19th – Village Singers Christmas music
Sunday 20th – outdoor carols for everyone in the churchyard
Monday 21st – “Winter wonderland” Christmas music on the organ
Tuesday 22nd – “Fran and Cressida” Christmas music with guitar and cello.
If there is a long queue at any point, you will be offered a “virtual queue” ticket for later on! There will be a collection as you leave for the Children’s Society or other charities we support at Christmas.
If you could help as a steward, please sign the list at the back of church.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!