The last Sunday before Advent is known as the “Feast of Christ the King” and is a celebration that Jesus is Lord of all Creation.
This Sunday is also known as “Stir-up Sunday”, it gets its name from the beginning of the collect for the day in the Book of Common Prayer, which begins with the words, “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people” but it has also become associated with the tradition of making the Christmas puddings on that day! If you are planning to “stir-up” your Christmas puddings, or even your Christmas cakes or mince pies after the service on Sunday or later in the week then our Fair Trade stall is the place to visit. Lydia has Fair Trade dried fruit which would help make your Christmas puddings taste even better! And there are lots of other goodies on sale which would make great Christmas presents.
To crown all things there must be love,CofE Common Worship
to bind all together and complete the whole.
Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts.
Stir up, O Lord,CofE Common Worship
the wills of your faithful people;
that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,
may by you be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.