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Christmas Services 2019

Christian Giving for Advent

Our sermon series concluded on Advent Sunday.

Please take away the leaflet and give thought and prayer to your personal response by giving of time, talent and money.

If you have any questions, wish to volunteer or ask advice about regular monthly giving please speak to a sides person, or contact Robert Alder (SJ), Marjorie Stalker (SMSJ),or Lucia Golding (SE) in confidence.

Summary reports of our collective response will be published here over the coming weeks. Many thanks to you all for your generosity.

St Mary and St John Crib Service – Sun 22nd Dec

St Mary and St John Crib Service-Sunday 22nd December 4pm at Gorse Ride School.

A short informal service followed by refreshments, including savoury snacks,hot and cold drinks, cakes, mulled wine and mince pies.

All are welcome.

Warren Lodge carol singing – Wed 18th Dec

Please join us to sing carols at Warren Lodge at 5pm on Wed 18th December

Contact Janice Devine for further information on 07990500568 or [email protected]

Christingle at Wellington College – Tue 24th Dec

Please collect your tickets from SJ Church Centre by Sunday 22nd December.

Help at St Eligius Christmas events

If you can spare a couple of hours to help with set up and refreshments at any of the following events, please let Tonia know asap :

19th December Nativity on the green (4pm) – Putting up Gazebos from 3pm then serving refreshments.

[email protected]

Help with Christingle making

We need volunteers to help make Christingles ready for the service on Christmas Eve. It’s a fun job for all ages, with Christmas music playing to get us in the spirit!

If you can spare some time to help, please meet us in St James’ Church Centre at 12pm on Sunday 22nd December.

Any questions please contact Sarah Booth [email protected]

Card on the Tree at SJ and One Card at SMSJ

Donations for these Christmas Greetings messages to fellow parishioners will support Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal.

This year it is Empowering Women this Christmas by helping to create a better life for mothers living in difficult places to be women.

There are stories on Christian Aid’s website about mothers and their children in Afghanistan, India and Bangladesh.

Christmas Hamper raffle

Christmas Hamper raffle tickets will be on sale for the next three Sundays.

The draw will take place on Sunday 15th December.

All proceeds are for the St. James flower fund.

Special Dates for December

Special Dates for December:

Sun Dec 15th:
Christmas Hamper Draw
Tickets for our “Christmas Hamper” are on sale in the hall (SJCC) after morning services. Draw to take place on 15th Dec after morning service.

Nine Lessons and Carols @ Wellington College 4pm

Wed Dec 18th:
6.00pm Carol Singing at Wildacres
Join us at Wildacres to bring Christmas cheer to the residents, staff and their families.

Thu Dec 19th:
4.00pm Outdoor Nativity on the Green @St Eligius

Tue Dec 24th:
4.00pm Christingle @ Wellington College