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See a clip from a recent concert in St John's here

Dates for the Diary
Sunday 10 December, Community Carol Service at St John’s
Sunday 17 December, Children’s Pageant at St George’s
Sunday 24 December, 10am Sung Eucharist, 4pm Carols around the Crib service and Christmas Eve service at 11pm at St George’s
Sunday 24 December, no 6.30pm Sung Mass at St John’s but a Christmas Eve service at 11pm
Monday 25 December, 10am Christmas Day service at St George’s and no service at St John’s
Sunday 31 December, 10am Sung Eucharist at St George’s and 6.30pm Sung Mass at St John’s

Notices

SJB Open Morning 10am–12 noon on 9 December. We would also like to invite you to help us celebrate the completion of the West End of the church. This has provided disabled access as well as much need facilities and will be available for community use in the coming years. Do pop in to see the church and new facilities during our open morning.

Carolling for Christian Aid: We're carolling for Christian Aid FRIDAY 8th December - meet at St George’s church at 5:30 pm and we'll be back by 7 for mince pies and hot chocolate. If you can help prepare and serve these refreshments, do let Father James know.

Morning prayer in quiet at St George’s: Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th of December. On these days someone will be in the Chapel from 8.30 a.m. till Morning Prayer at 9.15.
The recent readings during the ‘Kingdom’ weeks, and the season of Advent, make one aware of a certain call to be alert, to look forward, to wait in expectation. Might you like to have more opportunity to share such an experience together, which can anchor our own prayer, help focus, strengthen and settle us, and take us into something larger than we may reach alone. What is offered here is to be present during a period of simple quiet leading into Morning prayer, on Wednesday mornings in Advent. Do just come - slip in at any time and leave when you need to, but if you’ve been able to stay for Morning Prayer, those who have time may have coffee together.
If you would like more information, contact Jenny Thorn - jen.thorn@uwclub.net


Carols Round the Crib: Our Christmas Eve service for those who don't want to stay up past midnight is at 4 pm on Sunday, December 24th at St George's. We'd love to see you and your families there - who doesn't want to sing Silent Night by candlelight with your child on your lap?

Pageant Time is Coming!: Our annual Christmas pageant is on December 17th at St George's - it takes the form of a dramatised Lessons and Carols service and is the main 10am service for the day. There are rehearsals on Saturday 16th December. We'd love to have as many children and teenagers involved as possible. All participants play a role shepherds, sheep, angels, donkeys, and we also need: Adam and Eve, Musicians, Singers, Readers. Do let us know if your child would like to participate. If your child would like to be involved but doesn't want to be onstage, we can always use illustrations for the service sheet - please have these to Margaret by 9th December.

We would welcome any comments that you might have about St John’s future as a community centre. Please email us with your ideas or if you would like to be kept informed of our progress.

We would also welcome financial contributions - click below to donate via Paypal or contact the office.