In the season of Advent, the four weeks before Christmas Day, our Services are focussed on light, singing, service, listening and celebration. In Saint John’s Gospel Jesus is described as being “the light that shines in the darkness.” Each Sunday between now and Christmas we will light a candle in Church; on Christmas Day we light a candle that shows that Jesus is again with us.
We combine light and singing in our Carols by Candlelight Service (Sunday 18th December at 6.30pm) A wonderful opportunity to sing Carols in an ancient Church which has been the witness to praise and prayer to God over many centuries.
In our Toys and Parade Service (Sunday 11th December at 10.00am) we serve our local community by giving toys to a Charity for needy children. We follow the words of Jesus’ Commandment “to love one another”.
In our Crib Service (Sunday 24th December at 3.30pm) we listen to and wonder at the story of the Nativity, of Mary and Joseph and the new born Jesus; a Service for children of all ages, from 1 to 100.
As Christmas Day arrives we have two Communion Services, a Midnight Service (Sunday 24th December at 11.30pm) and an All Age Service (Christmas Day at 10.00am); celebrations of the reality of the love that Jesus has for each one of us. We listen to those wonderful words from the Gospel of Saint John about Jesus “what has come into being in him was life and the life was the light of all people.” An event to celebrate, come and join us.
Paul Duckers, Curate Holy Trinity