LINK TO HOPE
Here are just a few of the 90 Christmas shoeboxes that we sent this year.
Thank you to all who have contributed in any way.
A wonderful evening of entertainment and head scratching! This is an event not to be missed, a bar with very reasoinably priced drinks and a wonderful supper from the gastronomic House of Veasey and friends!
Please purchase tickets in advance from Jane Veasey (01462-434254) or Mary Hooper (01462-457350). Doors open at 7.00pm. for a prompt start at 7.30pm.
Make up a team of 6 to 8 friends or family and enjoy a ploughman’s supper included in the price of £10 per ticket. Each ticket has a number and you might be the lucky one to have your number drawn
at the beginning of the evening to win a bottle of wine. There will be
a bar selling beer, lager, wine and soft drinks. Come along and enjoy some fun and
a bit of mental stimulation!
Our wonderful Nativity Crib Festival is now in its 10th Year!
If you’ve still never been come along and see why for so many it now marks the start of the festive season. The church will be filled with crib sets (over 150 last year) and the variety is truly astounding. Big and small, old family treasures and newly bought or even home-made, they come from all over the world (well almost) and are made from everything from wood to newspaper, metal to glass and from banana leaves to citrus peel (yes really!).
Beside each crib is a card telling its own unique “story”. Which one will you like best? It might be the shepherd from one made of newspaper that had its nose nibbled by mice in the attic. Or perhaps the olive wood one owned by a local
farmer whose grandchildren scour the house each year for ornaments of farm animals to add to the scene. Or possibly the one hand made from Fimo by a youngster who ran out of time and patience and who has never managed to
make a third king?
Tea and delicious cakes will be available in our little “café” area and you will
have the chance to win your own crib. Entry is £2.50 and children are free.
If you have a crib set that you would like to lend us (it doesn’t have to be new
and glamorous, the old, tatty ones often have a wonderful “story”) or if you are
If you are able to help steward over the weekend or to provide a home baked
cake please keep your eyes open for the sign-up sheets at the back of the church.
As many of you will know, our fabulous Crib Festival takes place in St. Ippolyts Church on the first weekend in December. This means that our Advent Family Service will be conducted in the Parish Hall on Sunday 3rd December at the usual time of 9.15am.
Advent Sunday is the first day of the church’s liturgical year and starts the season of Advent which is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ.
Our Advent Family Service will be a little different this year and, we hope, will be
an exciting start to a new style of monthly worship that will encourage more families and children to engage with our Christian faith and build on their relationship with God.
Everyone is welcome, young or old and anywhere in between! The service will be approximately 30 minutes long, with music and hymns and story-telling - oh and
did I mention breakfast?!! Want to know more?.......Come along and join us and
see for yourself!