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ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2021: A NEW HOPE

Decenber 2021-Summer 2022

Details of the individual services can be found on our Service Page.

 The close of every year and the coming of Christmas is a time for hope and increasing excitement. But this year our usual hopes for “health, wealth and happiness” are fragile in the face of the ongoing pandemic and the climate crisis.“

But how great is God,” wrote St Peter, living through some bleak times of his own, “for he has given us new birth into a living hope…and an inheritance which cannot be destroyed or taken away.” This year our theme for the Christmas season is “A New Hope.” What can we look forward to? What cannot be taken away? 

Take a look at the full programme by clicking on the box “Regular Worship.”   

We are also proud to be launching a totally new venture called, “Parallel Church.” This is an opportunity for anyone aged between 7 and 107 to choose between remaining in the church to explore the questions of the day through Bible reading and sermon or to engage in different forms of worship and learning, such as art and craft, drama, poetry, discussion etc.    Everyone will gather together in the main sanctuary of the church for the start of the service and come back together towards the end as one church family.  This is a step into the unknown for us and we are excited to discover what this new way of worshiping will bring to our church life – come and explore with us!.

Creche facilities and age-related activities for children aged 7 and under are offered, but there are also “family spaces” in the church where small children can play quietly whilst seated with their parents, if this is what you prefer.