Sunday 8th December is the 2nd Sunday of Advent. So, we're a week into the Advent journey and we hope you've been enjoying opening your Advent calendar or lighting your Advent candle. As we continue to anticipate the coming of Jesus at Christmas and prepare for His return in glory, please pray...

  • Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen.

More Advent prayer resources and ideas can be found here.

We're having two Christingle services again this year.  They're both on Christmas Eve in the Parish Church. The first starts at 2.30 p.m. and the second at 4.30 p.m. Doors open half-an-hour before the service starts and, to keep things safe and enjoyable for everyone, numbers are strictly limited to 450 at each service. These are simple services, suitable for all ages, to celebrate the Christmas story, and we invite you bring the children (or come yourself) dressed as shepherds, Wise Men, angels or farm animals so that we can re-enact the story of the first Christmas. See you there?!   pdf Download an invitation postcard  for yourself or to use with your friends and family. #followthestar

Family Carols, a special carol service designed with families in mind, takes place on Sunday 22nd December at 4.00 p.m. at St Martin's and everyone is welcome. Why not come along and join in? It's suitable for young children and is followed by a family tea. pdf Download the invitation postcard or sign-up here. #followthestar


Carols@Christmas, our traditional carol service, is on Sunday 15th December at 6.30 p.m. in the Parish Church.  Carols@Christmas explores the story and the importance of Jesus' birth through traditional Bible readings, carols for choir and congregation and a Christmas message. Refreshments are served after the service, so there's a chance to stay and chat while enjoying the atmosphere of Cromer's historic Parish Church specially lit for Christmas. See you there?! #followthestar

Hallelujah Christmas - a celebration with blind, singer songwriter Marilyn Baker, Tracy Williamson and friends - takes place on Saturday 14th December at 3.00 p.m. in the Wolery at the Canaan Christian Centre in Holt.  Refreshments will be available, and everyone is welcome.  Contact us for further details.  The Canaan Christian Centre is one of our Mission Partners.