Advent this year is rather different – this time we are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus in a much ‘greener’ way than before. This is not only in response to COP26 but also part of our overall church theme for this year of ‘Caring for God’s world’. We are recognising that Jesus, as ‘Saviour of the World’, comes to us not only to transform our individual relationship with God but also for the salvation of the world itself.
We have been writing new words to the traditional song ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas’ and will sing about our dreams for a green Christmas at our main carol services. We are encouraging our congregations to celebrate Christmas at home in a more sustainable and less wasteful way. Also look out for a knitted Christmas tree that will become a blanket for charitable use going forward. In all these ways, and many others, we hope to celebrate the season in a more authentic and relevant way.
You can find details of all our services throughout December here
Sunday 19th December
Carol Service – 10.30am at Queens Park
Carol Service with communion – 10.30am at St Andrews, Herongate
Carols by Candlelight – 6.30pm at Western Road
Friday 24th December – Christmas Eve
Christingle – 4pm at Western Road – please register in advance, see CWEO notices for details
Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day
Joint Celebration Service – 10.30am at Western Road
Sunday 26th December – Boxing Day
All Age activities
Advent and Christmas