Alpha gives everybody a chance to explore life, faith and meaning and to see what the Bible has to say about life's big questions. Our next Alpha course starts on Monday 22nd January, 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Everyone is welcome. It's free, and each session is helped along with good food! Next steps: see further details and register your interest or contact us for further informationcontact us for further information.

Who Let The Dads Out? is a group for Dads, Stepdads, Granddads and other male carers, where they can spend quality time with their toddlers and pre-school children.

Meet other Dads; give Mum some valuable time off; drink tea or coffee and have a bacon roll; do a craft activity with your child; or just play with the toys.

The next session is on Saturday 13th January - 8.30-10.30 a.m. in the Parish Church Lounge - and continuing to meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the same time.

You can contact Simon Fenn for further information, or just turn up on Saturday 14th October.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Take-a-Break Too, our group for under-fives and their parents and carers restarts for this term on Thursday 11th January at 10.00 a.m. in St Martin's Hall, Mill Road.  Everyone is welcome and we look forward to welcoming you back after our Christmas and New Year break.

Take-a-Break, our group for under-fives and their parents and carers restarts for this term on Tuesday 9th January at 10.00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  Everyone is welcome and we look forward to welcoming you back after our Christmas and New Year break.

On Sunday 7th January, we have just one morning service* - at 10.00 a.m. in the Parish Church - when all our morning congregations gather together for an all-age communion service to mark the start of 2018.  Whatever your age, background or experience, you'll find a warm welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

*This means that there is no 9.00 and no 10.45 at the Parish Church, and no 10.30 at St Martin's. Sunday@Seven (7.00 p.m. in the Parish Church) takes place as normal.

We celebrate the birth of Jesus starting at 11.00 p.m. on Christmas Eve with the traditional Midnight Communion. Then, on Christmas Morning, there's a traditional Communion service at 9.00 a.m. and an All-Age Christmas Celebration at 10.45 a.m. All three services take place in the beautiful, historic Parish Church, in the cente of town, and offer the chance to respond to the Good News of the birth of Jesus. You'll find a warm welcome whenever you come, and we look forward to welcoming you this Christmas. You can read and download further information here.

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 enjoyable for everyone, numbers are 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 animals so that we can re-enact the story of the first Christmas.  See you there?! You can read and download further information here.

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