Parish Church | 9.00 a.m. | Holy Communion (Order 1) | Speaker: Derek Osborne
St Martin's | 10.30 a.m. | Christmas Café Church | Speaker: Roger Billings
Parish Church | 10.45 a.m. | Morning Worship | Speaker: Derek Osborne
Parish Church | 7.00 p.m. | Carols@Christmas | Speaker: Peter Herbert
Christmas Unwrapped - Saturday 16th December
7.00 p.m. at St Martin's
Carols@Christmas - Sunday 17th December
7.00 p.m. at the Parish Church
Christingle Services - Sunday 24th December
2.45 and 4.45 at the Parish Church
Midnight Communion - Sunday 24th December
11.00 p.m. at the Parish Church
Christmas Communion - Monday 25th December
9.00 a.m. at the Parish Church
All-Age Christmas Celebration - Monday 25th December
10.45 a.m. at the Parish Church
We give you thanks, O Lord, for Your heavenly gifts; kindle in us the fire of your Spirit that when your Christ comes again we may shine as lights before his face; who is alive and reigns now and for ever. Amen.
God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right, with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
This Christmas, our plans include a wide variety of services - some traditional, some contemporary - so there's probably something for you, whatever your age, background or experience. Everyone is welcome at all our services, and we look forward to seeing you this Christmas. You can read and download further information here.
Light Break Café (8.45-10.00) and Baby Playtime (10.00-11.30) take place at St Martin’s in Mill Road. Take-a-Break (10.00-11.30) meets at the Parish Hall, opposite Boots, in Church Street, while Take-a-Break Too (10.00-11.30) takes place at St Martin’s in Mill Road.
Cornerstone Coffee Shop is open 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Parish Hall.
Cornerstone provides a great place to relax, chat, meet old friends and make new ones. Drop in for a snack and a drink - including a delicious Latte or Cappuccino from our 'bean to cup’ coffee machine - or, on Thursdays, for a light lunch. You're sure of a warm welcome.
The church is open all-day, every day (except when a funeral or other private event is taking place) though the tower is now closed for the winter and won't re-open until May 2018. The whole church is accessible and there is plenty to see, explore and enjoy. The chapel offers simple prayer ideas to help everyone pray, or to leave a prayer request, thanksgiving or remembrance. So, whether you're interested in the architecture or the stained glass, want to attend a service or are looking for a few minutes peace and quiet to sit and think and pray, please come in. You're very welcome.
We're having two Christingle services this year. They're both on Christmas Eve in the Parish Church. The first starts at 2.45 p.m. and the second at 4.45 p.m. Doors open half-an-hour before the service starts and, to keep things safe and...
Carols@Christmas is on Sunday 17th December at 7.00 p.m. in the Parish Church and offers the chance to explore the Christmas story through traditional Bible readings, and carols for choir and congregation. Mulled wine and mince pies are...