The Inside Column 2/12

Posted in: The Inside Column- Dec 02, 2012 No Comments

Good morning and a very warm welcome to all.

Wow! Where did the year go? Here we are at Advent! We are well underway with all the planning for our Christmas events and services.

Our theme for today is Hope and over the following three Sundays we will look at Preparation, Joy and Love.

Our first event on Tuesday 18 December is Shine-Carols on the Lawn. This will be a great event for you to bring you friends and family too. We have the traditional Brass Band leading the carols, and two other bands playing afterwards so you can enjoy an evening in the sun, sitting and listening to live music. There will be activities for the children, grandchildren, and teenagers. We have a bouncy castle, The Truck will be here with all their toys for the teenagers, there will be a free BBQ for everyone cooked by our People’s Warden Simon Merry and his team. All in all it will be a bit of a party for the community as we share the good news of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus. What a great reason to have a party.

On Sunday 23 December we are having a combined 9.30am Christingle Carol Service followed by a Christmas morning tea. This will be a chance for the St Barnabas family to be together at the same time and celebrate as one, the birth of Jesus. I encourage you all to make the effort to come along. We are the family of God in this place, and although we might have different worship preferences, I think it is good for us to put aside our own wants and come together in unity to celebrate.

On Monday 24 December at 11.00pm we have our traditional Carols by Candlelight Communion Service. On Christmas Day we will have a Family Communion Service from 9.30am, with something special for the children.

Services over the Christmas-New Year period (30 December, 6 & 13 January) will be at  9.30am each Sunday. These will be a Prayer Book services, and we will go back to our 8.30am traditional and 9.45am contemporary services on Sunday 23 January.

Remember too, that the Cathedral has a lot happening at this time of year.

 

Yours in Christ

Philip

 

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