On Sunday at our 10:30am meeting we will be celebrating the “Feast of Epiphany” which is actually on the 6th January. Epiphany means manifestation or appearance and we will be celebrating the appearance of Jesus as “the light that shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” The Rev. Hayley Matthews will be sharing her thoughts with us about Epiphany and our readings will be:
Daylight is at a premium, it is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day so why not come and join us to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent? In our 10:30am meeting Heston will be leading us in our thoughts under the theme “Good God, Meaningless World?”
In the evening at 7:30pm Sacred Wing will be performing a concert as well as leading us in Christmas carols. This is often the high point of Christmas for a number of people.
This Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent and we will be having a “Flash Mob Nativity” at our 10:30am meeting. So come as your favourite character if you can, whether that is a king or a shepherd, a donkey or a lamb, an inn keeper or King Herod! Everyone is welcome whatever character they wish to be or whether you just want to come as yourself. There will also be a talent show led by the young people so if you want to show off your amazing talents ….! Somewhere in the midst of all this Heston will be leading our thoughts on “Good God, Upside Down World?”
And there will be a Blue Christmas Contemplative Communion at 6:30pm for anyone who needs some peace quiet reflection headspace- and rebellion against the ‘crazy’ of Christmas (and politics?!)
This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent – a time of waiting, reflection and preparing for that great time of celebration of Jesus’ birthday.
At our 10:30am meeting Heston will be leading us in our thoughts and exploring the meaning of ‘God is love’ in a world full of suffering.
Do come and join with us whether you want to celebrate or mourn, are feeling great or totally pissed off, want to “Get Brexit Done” or want to “Remain” – everyone is welcome!
God will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet with the best of meats and the finest of wines. God will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death for ever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces…
What an exciting day this Sunday will be! Advent is finally arriving! And this Sunday is not just an ordinary first Sunday in Advent, it is a baptism first Sunday in Advent! We will be meeting as usual at 10:30am and everyone is welcome to come and join with us in celebrating.
Sunday also marks World Aids Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
On Sunday afternoon, from 4pm to 6pm we will be having a “Big Bible Read” when we will be meeting together at the church to read through Luke’s Gospel in one sitting – with contemplation and cake! If you are unable to join us then why not take some time off at home and read through Luke’s Gospel on your own or with a member or your family or a friend?
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, to bind all together and complete the whole. Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts.
This Sunday we will be remembering spilt blood. It is Remembrance Sunday and so we will be remembering the blood split in war. It is also the last in our series “Exploring the Eucharist”, a series looking at the meaning and our experience of the Eucharist / Communion. Toby Parsons will be leading us in our reflections on the blood spilt by the Prince of Peace, how he overcame violence and death, and our part in the Eucharistic story.
This Sunday at 10.30am we will be celebrating All Hallows / All Saints Day in our Sunday morning worship. We will also be continuing “Exploring the Eucharist”, a series looking at the meaning and our experience of the Eucharist / Communion. We have reached “Part 5 – Forming an Alternative Community” with Dr Jan Betts. St Chad’s and St Michael’s will also be joining us and there will be a bring and share lunch afterwards. Do come and join us, everyone welcome.
“Daylight Saving Time” ends this weekend which means that the clocks get turned back an hour on Sunday morning very early. If you forget to turn your clocks back then you will turn up to church an hour early!
Workers at Stonehenge busy moving stones back one hour.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity WYDAN Night Shelter week Mon 20 Jan @11am-3pm Rainbow Junktion Cafe Tue 21 Jan@7:00-9pmPCC Tue 21 Jan@7:30-9pm Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info) Wed 22 Jan @12-2pm OWLS lunch Thu 23 Jan @11am-3pm Rainbow Junktion Cafe Fri 24 Jan @11am-3pm Rainbow Junktion Cafe Fri 24 Jan @11:30am Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info) Sun 26 Jan@10.30am Sunday morning All-age worship
See our calendar for more details of what is happening at All Hallows’
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