Today is Advent Sunday. Christingle service at St Thomas’ at 3pm. Bring an orange and we’ll make Christingles (and sing!) Collection in aid of the Children’s Society. If you can’t come please would you leave a donation in the plate at the back of church in the morning?
Four years from the beginning of the LAST project at St Thomas we have got the last piece of the jigsaw. A generous donation allowed us to bid for tables from a church that is closing. They are of good quality and are of 2 different sizes which will give flexibility. Many thanks to that anonymous donor, to Lesley for her organization and those involved in moving them here on a day when the weather made things extra difficult!
Our parish Christmas raffle will be drawn after the carol service on the 18th December. First prize will be a hamper, but we need a few other prizes. Tickets available now £1 each
Monday 28th PCC meet at St Thomas 7pm Please will all members read the circulated papers beforehand and do their best to attend.
Numbers at our Tuesday 10am service continue to grow. From this week and during the colder weather the service will be held in the community room (for warmth, comfort and easier access)
Saturday 3rd December church will be open from 1.30pm. Sponsored Christmas trees will be set up during the afternoon (have you booked yours yet?) There will be seasonal refreshments and a good social atmosphere. Do come along and join us whether you are having a tree or not. We will go round to the Lees lights switch on at 4.30, where there will be a band playing and a special red-coated visitor.
Don’t forget to check out the parish blogspot too!
Magazine articles to firstname.lastname@example.org
Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.
Sun Nov 27th Advent Sunday Christingle at St Thomas 3pm Bring an orange!
Mon Nov 28th PCC 7pm St Thomas
Sat Dec 3rd 1.30pm - setting up sponsored Christmas Trees with coffee, mulled
wine and mince pies followed by lights switch on in Lees.
Mon Dec 5th Afternoon tea at St Thomas (with Hey with Zion) 2.30pm
Sun Dec 11th Toy service at both churches
Thurs Dec 15th Evening at Audrey’s, carols, prayers and mince pies 7.30pm
Sun Dec 18th Nine Lessons and Carols St Thomas 6.30pm
Mon Dec 19th Carol singing round the parish. Meet 6pm St Thomas’
Sat Dec 24th Crib service/nativity St Thomas 5.00pm
11.30pm First Communion of Christmas St Thomas
Sun Dec 25th Christmas morning Eucharist at St Agnes 9.15am
Tues Dec 27th No Tuesday morning service
Sun Jan 1st Parish Service at St Thomas 11am
And please note Confirmation July 9th 2017