Welcome to St Andrew’s
an open, welcoming and inclusive fellowship…
December and Christmas Services
7.00pm Candlelit Service of thanksgiving for loved ones who have died, led by Sheila Telfer
3 – 5pm Messy Church with Christmas story, craft and activities for all ages
10.30am Gift Service for St Andrew’s Annual Appeal for Others
6pm Community Carol Service with musicians and choirs from local schools and St.Andrew’s – come and join the throng for a great sing
9.30am Early Morning Advent Communion in the Quiet Room
10.30am All-age Christmas Festival Service
4pm Christingle Service
Christmas Eve 24th
3pm Crib Service with the Christmas story especially for younger children led by Sheila, Beverley and Jane
11.30pm Christmas Eve Communion Service
Christmas Day 25th
9.30am Christmas Celebration Service for all ages
Prayers for healing are held in term time at 7pm on Tuesday and 9:15 am on Thursday in the Quiet Room near the car park entrance, anyone is welcome. Requests for prayer may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org marking the email ‘prayer request’.
A prayer for God’s Presence
May the love of God surround me
the peace of God infuse me
the grace of God travel with me
this day, and my life through.
Inspiration in the inbox
Daily Devotions from the United Reformed Church will start on the first Sunday of Advent (27 November) and continue throughout the year. Each day, a reading, reflection and short prayer, written by one of 85 writers from different places and perspectives in the URC, will arrive in your inbox. Over 750 people have signed up to receive the free Daily Devotion service so far. See here, to add your name. Andy Braunston, who is coordinating the project, said: ‘Many people read them on their phone whilst commuting or they might offer a time of quiet in the midst of the day.’
Some photographs of Rev David Pickering’s recent induction service can be found here.