Parish Email for Friday, 22 December 2023


For Christmas Eve and Christmas-tide, our worship schedules will be

On Saturday, 23 December, we welcome Julie-Ann Green to play the organ
at our 5.30pm liturgy.

On Sunday, 24 December, there will be no 8am service or Children’s
Chapel for Advent 4. Instead we will all meet together in the nave at
10.30am to celebrate the Holy Eucharist.

On Sunday evening, Christmas Eve, we will celebrate the Holy Eucharist
three times: 4pm children’s service, 7pm with choir, 11pm with choir and

On Monday, Christmas Day, we will celebrate a quiet Eucharist at 10am.

There will be no other services during Christmas week, including
Wednesday or Saturday Eucharists.

On Sunday, 31 December, the Sunday after Christmas, we will all meet
together for a single service in the Parish Hall at 10.30am as the
children present their Christmas Pageant.

On Monday, 1 January, New Years Day, we will celebrate a quiet Eucharist
of petition for God’s grace in 2024.

On Saturday, 6 January, the Feast of the Epiphany, we will return to our
normal schedule with a 5.30pm Eucharist followed by an Epiphany potluck
at 6.30!

We look forward to seeing you over the Christmas season!

Interested in joining a new ministry but don’t know where to start?  Every week, a different group will be highlighted at the end of the newsletter.  Information about meetings, what they do in the church or community, contact info and more!  If you have content you want to share about your ministry, send it to to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.

Lectionary readings for this week:  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38, Canticle 15

Lectionary readings for next week:  Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7, John 1:1-18, Psalm 147

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Lou, Jane, Bob, Sally, Sandy, Chuck, Deb, Justin, Jo-Ann, Tina, Frances, Graham, Linda, Carl

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