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SERVICES AND EVENTS IN CHURCH THIS WEEK

Sunday 17th Dec

8:00 am       Eucharist (BCP)
10:00 am     Parish Eucharist
6:30 pm       Lessons and Carols

Monday 18th Dec

9:30 am       Eucharist
6:00 pm       Year 1 School Nativity Play

Tues 19th Dec

10:00 am      School Carol Service

Wed 20th Dec

10:00 am      Eucharist (BCP)

Thurs 21st Dec

7:30 pm        NO SERVICE

Sunday 24th Dec
Christmas Eve

8:00 am       Eucharist (BCP)
10:00 am     Parish Eucharist
4:00 pm       Crib Service
11:30 pm     Midnight Mass

Monday 25th Dec
Christmas Day

8:00 am       Eucharist (BCP)
10:00 am     Parish Eucharist






NOTICES :

1. WELCOME TO GUESTS AND VISITORS. You are invited to come to the altar rail at Communion time and to receive the Priest’s Blessing even if you have not been confirmed. Just join in with everyone else. We invite young children to join us there also and to receive God’s blessing. Our crèche and Young Church are operating during the 10 am service AND we have toys and play-mats set out in the Church Room for babies and the very-young. Help yourself!

2. WE INVITE VISITORS AND GUESTS IN THE CONGREGATION TO THE CHURCH ROOM FOR REFRESHMENTS after the 10 am Sunday service.

3.  The Daily Office of the Church is said Monday-Friday in St Andrew’s Church. All are welcome to come and join in this prayer every day.
Morning Prayer is at 8:30 am
Evening Prayer is at 5:00 pm (but not held on Fridays)

4.  Young Church is meeting on Sunday 17th Dec at 10am led by Richard Gledhill. Preparations begin for the Crib Service.
During Advent we will have a Jesse Tree in the Lady Chapel.  Each day there will be a new wooden ornament explaining something about the story of the coming of Jesus.  We will also have a children's bible on a stand, with the relevant story open.  Do bring children and young people into the church to take a look as often as you can during Advent.

5.  CHRISTMAS AT ST ANDREW’S :
Sunday 17th December 2017 6.30pm
FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
A traditional beginning to Christmas

CHRISTMAS EVE
4pm Children’s Crib Service
11.30pm Midnight Mass

CHRISTMAS DAY
8am Eucharist
10am Festival Eucharist

6.  At our Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday evening, Dec 17th, at 6.30pm, we will be taking a collection to support the work of SMART at Howard House. Howard House offers a three month detoxification programme for people referred from within Oxfordshire to address their addiction problems, who are motivated to change their lives for the better.

7.  Parish Christmas Cards are now available at a cost of £5 per pack of 10.

8.  New Year’s Day
Please note that on New Year’s Day the Eucharist will be at 12.30pm instead of 9.30am. The service will be followed by a small pre-lunch party at the Vicarage.

9.  Tea on Monday - There are no meetings over the Christmas/New Year period, so the next meeting is on 8th January. We meet in the Church Room from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to this social gathering whose aim is to support the more isolated in our community.

10.  “Little Fishes” – a pre-school group for children 0-4 years and parents / carers - every Thursday in school term from 9.30 am - 12:00. There is no charge. More information from Natacha Huggett (tel : 01865 769023).

11. Community Foodbank – Donations can be placed in the boxes outside the church room. The Food Bank welcomes tinned vegetables but not peas, tomatoes or baked beans.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 December 2017 22:01
 


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