Blessing of Shoe Boxes Sunday 18 November, 09:15
In our 09:15 service, we will be blessing the shoe boxes that we have filled with Christmas presents for Operation Christmas Child. We do this to show God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Christmas Fayre Saturday 1 December, 12:00 to 14:00
Come and join us at our Christmas Fayre. There will be light refreshments available, and a variety of stalls selling cakes, toys and books, plus a raffle and tombola. We are also expecting a visit from Santa!
Christingle Sunday 16 December, 16:00
A child-friendly service where we celebrate Jesus as the Light of the World, and enjoy crafts and Christingles. These are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. This helps to raise vital funds to help children who are facing Christmas alone and are unable to cope, through our collection for the Children’s Society.
Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday 23 December, 16:00
A traditional service where we sing carols and read bible passages leading up to the Christmas story.
Crib Service Monday 24 December, 16:00
A service aimed at younger children, when we put together the nativity scene and talk through the story of the first Christmas, with some singing.
Midnight Mass Monday 24 December, 23:30
The first mass of Christmas. A traditional service with Christmas carols, a sermon and communion.
Christmas Morning Mass Tuesday 25 December, 10:00
A relaxed but traditional service, with carols and communion.
Alpha Current course started in October 2018
We usually run two Alpha courses each year. The course runs over eleven weeks, and each week we start with a meal. Please contact us if you would like to be informed when our next course will run, or want more information.
Everyone has questions. We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes, bars – you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. Food: Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other. Talk: The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us? Discussion: Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.