Advent & Christmas 2018

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Details of our Advent and Christmas services are as follows:

Sunday 2nd December – Advent Sunday

11.00am           Family Service

6.00pm             From Darkness to Light

Service of hymns and readings for Advent.  The service begins with the church in darkness, then candles are lit one by one spreading light through the building and ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Wednesday 5th December

10.00am Short Communion Service

6.00pm Christingle Service

Family friendly service where all present are given a Christingle to take away.   The lights are switched off during the service and the church is lit by the light of the candles.

Saturday 8th December

6.30pm Family Film Night – The Grinch

Come and join us for a Christmas family film.  Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy (soft drinks provided).  Free entry.

Sunday 9th December

Second Sunday of Advent

11.00am Parish Communion

Monday 10th December

7.30pm Taizé Service

A quiet informal service with silence, prayer, music and candles.  A time to be still in the hustle and bustle of life.

Wednesday 12th December

10.00am           Morning Prayer

7.30pm             Makin’ MuZic Christmas Concert

Come and get in the festive spirit at this popular and family friendly concert.  Doors open at 7.00pm with mince pies and mulled wine available.  Tickets: £5 at the door.

Friday 14th December

6.00pm Carols in the Car Park

Come and join us as we sing carols in the car park at Rodbourne Methodist Church.

All are welcome, but wrap up warm!

Saturday 15th December

11.00am Messy Christmas

A time of Christmas themed crafts, stories, food and fun for children of all ages (accompanied by an adult).  It’s free and lunch is included.  All are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

Sunday 16th December

Third Sunday of Advent

11.00am Family Service

Wednesday 19th December

10.00am Short Communion Service

7.00pm to 9.00pm Open Church

Come and experience the peace of the church which is open for all to enjoy, in the hustle and bustle of Christmas.  There is no agenda, just a chance to be still and enjoy the beauty of the building and the carols playing in the background.

Sunday 23rd December

Fourth Sunday of Advent

11.00am           Family Communion

6.00pm             Carols and Readings for Christmas

Traditional service retelling the Christmas story and carols by candlelight.  The service is followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Monday 24th December

Christmas Eve

6.00pm Crib Service

A service for all the family  which includes our own version of the  Nativity story, songs and the blessing of the Crib.  Everyone is encouraged to take part, and there may be some surprises in store too!

11.30pm Midnight Mass

The first communion of Christmas by candlelight and includes familiar carols for all to join in with. The service lasts about an hour and is suitable for all ages.

Tuesday 25th December

Christmas Day

10.00am Christmas Day Family Service

A short and informal family friendly service (approx. 45 minutes) including familiar songs and  carols.  Christmas jumpers are optional!

Tuesday 30th December

The First Sunday of Christmas

11.00am Family Service

The Christmas celebrations continue at a family service where we sing even more carols!



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