A Message from the Wardens – 16th December 2021

Dear Friends,

Sunday Morning

Please note that there will be no morning service on Sunday morning 19th December.

Carol Service

This year’s carol service is at 5pm on Sunday and tickets (free) are required so that people can be seated to make it as Covid safe as possible. At the time of writing there are just a few spaces available so please contact Ann as soon as possible if you want to come.

The service will also be live streamed and available to watch at home on the All Saints website.

Christmas Day

The service on Christmas Day starts at 9.30. It will be All Ages All Together with the opportunity to stay for a short Holy Communion service at the end.

Boxing Day

On Sunday 26th December, Boxing Day, there will be a virtual service available on the website but no service in church.

January 2nd

The service in church on 2nd January will be All Ages All Together.

Carols at the Pub

We are still planning to sing carols at The Crown on Wednesday at 8.30pm but to stay outdoors rather than going inside as we normally do.

 

Angela has sent a message to share: Angela would like to thank her All Saints family for the cards, kind messages of sympathy, and most especially, your prayers on the death of Glynn. They have been an amazing support to me over the last few weeks and I honestly couldn’t have coped without them! Xxx

 

Gay has asked us to let you know about “The Big Give”, where donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Afghanistan Crisis Appeal can be doubled.

https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/afghanistan-appeal

 

James would like to share the encouragement of the well-known words from a poem by Minnie Louise Haskins quoted by King George V1 at the end of his Christmas message in 1939:” And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

 

We pray that in the midst of all the uncertainty of the present situation you will know God’s presence and peace this Christmas.

With love from Ann & James