The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is always one of the highlights of the Christmas season. But, sadly we are still not allowed to sing in church. So, instead we’d like to offer is a recorded service. You’re welcome to sing along as you watch, but please don’t blame me if the neighbours start knocking on the wall. Readings are given by members of our congregations.
In the Christian calendar we begin a New Year as we move from the Kingdom Season, where the focus is on remembrance, to Advent, where we prepare for the celebrations of Christmas by hearing those stories which set the scene for Christ coming into the world.
The end of lockdown means that next week, 6th December, we will resume services in our church buildings. We shall be marking Advent and the Christmas season with services both in Church and online.
The online service for Advent Sunday is now available. There are a couple of focus issues – my apologies.
With lockdown continuing we are unable host worship in our church buildings. However, the life of the Church goes on. We have our online service – details below – and a phone-in service to be held at 10.00am this Sunday. Please use the contact link to get details of how to join.
For the past few Sundays we have been following the theme of remembrance. This Sunday we come to the end of that season and move from there to Advent – the time of preparation for Christmas. Quite what Christmas will be like this year is difficult to know. It will certainly be very different from other years. Please be assured that we will be doing our best to offer opportunities to celebrate the season. Christmas is not cancelled.