Christmas #God with us


God with us

Here you will find details of our services from Advent Sunday to Christmas day

Advent

Advent

Every Sunday from 10.30

The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate. Scripture reading for Advent will reflect this emphasis on the Second Advent, including themes of accountability for faithfulness at His coming, judgment on sin, and the hope of eternal life.


Christingle

Christingle

Sunday 17th December from 4pm

Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle.  A collection is made and the money given  to the Children's Society.  For many people, this service represents the start of Christmas.

nine lessons

Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

Thursday 21st December 7.30pm

A service of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of  worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns

Following the service Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be served.

Christmas

First Communion of Christmas

Sunday 24th December 11.30pm

Join us on Christmas eve as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with a traditional midnight communion service

Monday 25th December 10.30am

Join us on Christmas Morning for our family communion service, please feel free to bring along one of your Christmas gifts to the show and tell