Lent starts today! During Lent, we are holding a group 5-6.30pm at The Rectory every Sunday for 5 weeks starting this Sunday 26th Feb. The group will be doing a Lectio Course which is a five session video series with Pete Greig and special guests exploring the ancient practice of Lectio Divina: learning how to hear God by praying the Bible. Please come and join us – everyone welcome!
Our Ash Wednesday Service is on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. This is a quiet service of prayer and preparation for Lent, including ashing, for those who would like to participate, having the sign of the cross made in ash on your forehead. It is a moving way to begin the Lent journey towards Easter. All welcome.
🥞🥞🥞 Shrove Tuesday is this Tuesday, 21st February, and we will be celebrating with a pancake party in the Church Hall, 5-6:30pm. Come and join us! Plenty for everyone, as we use up those goodies in preparation for Lent, which starts on Wednesday. 🥞🥞🥞
☕️☕️The Community Cafe reopens in the church hall tomorrow, Friday 6th January, 9:30-11am! Pop along for a drink, a natter and perhaps a cheese toastie. After a festive break, the cafe will be open each Friday – All welcome, of course! ☕️☕️
It’s Christmas Eve!!!! At 4pm our crib service starts – if you would like, dress up as your favourite character from the Nativity story. All welcome, especially children and their families. At 11.30pm our Holy Communion service starts, for all of us who have not already fallen asleep in a mince pie…a beautiful way to begin Christmas Day itself. One more sleep to go…🌟
Tonight, Friday 23rd at 7:30pm, we have our ‘O Hush The Noise’ service, a quiet service of contemplation, for anyone who would like to mark the coming of the Lord Jesus at Christmas, but without quite so much clamour. The imposed stresses of the festive period can be tough or overwhelming, but this is a chance to to sit and wonder at the true reason for the season without pressure. All welcome.
🎶🎵🎼In addition to our usual 10am Sunday morning service, we look forward to welcoming the Blue Horizon Bellringers to a special Carol service tomorrow evening, Sunday 18th Dec. The service starts at 6pm, but there will be mince pies and mulled wine served from 5:30pm – that should warm the vocal chords! 🎶🎵🎼
We are pleased to be able to offer our warm spaces alongside others in our community, to provide a welcome to anyone looking for a warm up and a chat. Feel free to save this schedule for reference during the cooler months.