We are worshipping ONLINE!

During these unprecedented and challenging times when "social distancing" is for the sake of saving lives we invite you to join us online via our new Youtube channel. 
                      Every Sunday morning at 11:00am

         To go straight to the video for this Sunday just enter:



             The Order of Service is on the Sunday Service page.


         The first of our special services and events for Advent is

         on Sunday November 29th evening at 5.00pm, with a quiet

         reflective service of Compline for Advent, featuring some

         lovely gentle choral music courtesy of our choir.


             The Order of Service is on the Sunday Service page.

Advent and Christmas Services and Events

(Online services in italics)

Sunday 6th December 11.00am Eucharist online

Sunday 6th December 5.00pm - the hymns and carols of Christmas online

Sunday 13th December 11.00am Eucharist online

Sunday 13th December 5.00pm - A Christmas carol: a dramatic socially distanced reading of Dickens' classic. Online

Sunday 20th December 11.00am  Eucharist online

Sunday 20th December 5.00pm Service of lessons and carols. Online

Wednesday 23rd 12.00pm Eucharist in church

Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th church open for private prayer.

Thursday 24th 6.00pm Vigil Service for Christmas. In church

Thursday 24th 8.00pm Online Eucharist for the Nativity

Friday 25th 10.00am Morning Eucharist for Christmas Day Online

Online Advent Prayer Calendar

"The Judge to Cheer the Forest" will likely be the most ecumenical and varied video Advent Calendar online this year, offering a 1-2 minute reading and reflection from Advent Sunday to Christmas Eve, with contributors ‘leaning into the green’ for Eco-Congregation Scotland, but otherwise no holds barred." Rev. David Coleman.

In addition, here are the ones from last week

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Advent-calendar  and https://www.tearfund.org/about_you/resources/christmas/

(The CAFOD page gives the ‘adult’ one.

Ones for (a)children and (b)young people can be downloaded from that page.) If any of you know of others please let me know before next Sunday.

Advent fun for children (of all ages)

Enjoy an Advent story and wordsearch. Prepare for Advent by making an Advent Calendar. Take part in our Christmas Challenge. Make a nativity mobile.
Click on the links below to open up.

Thanks to Rosie and Messy Church for these ideas. Please use and share them.

Poem of the Week

From ‘Christmas’ by John Betjeman ( 1906 – 1984)

And is it true? And is it true,
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
A Baby in an ox's stall ?
The Maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child on earth for me ?

And is it true ? For if it is,
No loving fingers tying strings
Around those tissued fripperies,
The sweet and silly Christmas things,
Bath salts and inexpensive scent
And hideous tie so kindly meant,

No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with this single Truth compare -
That God was man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine

Music for Advent

Ad te Levavi animam meam – Palestrina

(Sung by The Sixteen)


Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in thee: O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me. For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed. 

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