We are pleased to announce that our guided tours of Church will recommence on Thursday, December 12th. The tours were suspended while the Church was being re-wired during October and November. One of our volunteer guides will be available from 12.00 pm until 2.30 pm. Our normal pattern of staging tours on Saturdays and Wednesdays will then continue while we will also be able to offer tours on Sunday, December 15th and 22nd.
… and our village Carol Service is at 7.00 p.m. on Sunday (15th December)
A very late shout out for this weekend.
Today (Saturday 7th) there is much happening on Main Street finishing with a torchlight procession beginning at the Christmas tree at the bottom at 4.45. Our bells will be ringing at about 12.30 following a wedding. Our neighbours at West lane Baptist Church have their Christmas tree festival 2.00-4.00.
Tomorrow (Sunday 8th) we have our morning service with Communion at 11.00. There is again much happening on Main Street finishing with a torchlight procession beginning at the Christmas tree at the bottom at 4.45 – arriving at the top in time for people to join our first candlelit Carol service at 6.00. Our neighbours at West Lane Baptist Church still have their Christmas tree festival 2.00-4.00. Our bells will be ringing a quarter peal from 4.00.
The banner now up on church for Advent and Christmas was created during All Age Worship on Sunday – our Bible reading was about turning spears into pruning hooks, each bauble carries a prayer from someone there of what they would like to see changed,and the labels on the presents spell out the last words of the reading ‘let us walk in the light of the Lord’.
St Michael’s Christmas Fair is on Saturday (30th November) from 11.00 until 4.00. Arrangements this year are a bit hand-to-mouth as the electricians have only just moved out after two months – but do encourage people to come.
We have All Age Worship on Sunday (1st December) at 11.00. We will not literally be beating swords into ploughshares (more the pity) but we shall be exploring he theme and creating a Christmas tree with a difference
Churches Together has its annual reflective Advent Sunday Service in the afternoon at 3.45, this year at St James, Cross Roads. This service always begins at sunset with the lighting of the first evening lamp; a time to rest before the final Christmas rush.
We are decorating St Michael’s the following Wednesday (4th December) from 10.00 until 12.00 so any extra able bodies would be most welcome for this as well.