Choral Evensong, 6.30 pm Music to include Howells’ Gloucester Service and Charles Wood’s anthem, O Thou the Central Orb.
Mary and Joseph are off on their travels again The travelling crib needs a B & B during Advent at a different house every day until they arrive back at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve. Please speak to Judith Limbert to book your place on the travel itinerary asap, as they will set off on Advent Sunday!
Rota request forms for November and December are at the back of church and have been e-mailed out. Please can we have your availability by Wednesday 20th November.
The Spire – The November edition is available at the back of Church Copy for the next edition of The Spire is required by Tuesday 19th November. This will be for the December/January edition. Please send your contributions directly to the Parish Office at email@example.com. (Word documents are preferred, but if you need help with typing, please ensure that the office has your hand-written copy with time to spare.) Do not send files to Clare or Patricia personally. Please see the current edition for help with preparing your file (length, formatting, etc.).
Annual Christmas Raffle 2019 We are pleased to announce that tickets will be on sale for this year’s raffle at the end of the main services as usual up until and including the Nine Lessons and Carol Service. 1st Prize – Luxury Christmas Hamper plus lots of other prizes to be won! Ticket price: £2 per strip of tickets and proceeds to support a worthwhile children’s cause.
Church events diary for 2020: I would like to add as many events and special services as possible to the events calendar on the Church website before the start of the new year. If you are involved in organising any event (lunch, concert, AGM, open meeting etc) or special service and the date is already confirmed please can you let me have the details by Friday 6 December by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks. Clare
Operation Christmas Child This week 61 filled shoe boxes have gone to this worthy cause with sufficient money for their delivery. Thank you to everyone for their generous contributions.
Thursday 21st November: The Prayer Group meets at 2 pm in Church. All are welcome to join in the prayer for the community and the world.
Friday 22nd November: Coffee Morning and Craft Club. Please join us from 10.15 am – 12 pm in Church for fellowship, crafting and coffee, tea and biscuits.
Saturday 23rd November at 9.30 am: Church cleaning after the Eucharist. We will be delighted to see as many of you as possible to help make the church sparkle before Advent. The church has been busy with some large events and lots of visitors so the cleaning is much needed. Refreshments and pastries provided.
Sunday 24th November at 6.30pm: Patronal Festival Concert for Christ the King This year’s concert will be headlined by Mozart’s Requiem in a special performance with solo organ accompaniment by David Hinitt, alongside our own choir and set of professional soloists. The concert will also include a performance of a virtuosic Haydn String Quartet led by Liz Partridge.
Tickets are available to reserve from the office (020 8886 0384 or email@example.com) or to purchase from Richard after services (£14, £12 concessions, under 18’s free). Richard would be pleased to hear from any potential sponsors. Sponsorship package details can be viewed in The Spire or obtained directly from Richard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday 30th November: Fortified Wine Tasting Evening at Walker Hall. Taste a selection of 10 fortified wines including Sherry, Port and Madeira, with matching nibbles. Tickets £30 in advance from Clive Woodhouse.
Sunday 1st December: Advent Procession at 6.30 pm. Set off for Christmas with our traditional Candlelit Advent Procession service, featuring beautiful music and seasonal readings. Followed by Prosecco and Mince Pies!
Sunday 15th December, Christingle service at 4.00 pm. Come for an hour of Christmas Candles and Sweets with a traditional orange. Take a giant orange selfie and sing some carols while supporting the work of the Children’s Society.
Monday 16th December PSALM – Angels The next PSALM workshop, will take place between 11 am and 3 pm at St Pancras Church House, 1 Lancing Street, NW1 1NA (by Euston Station). It will try to make sense of angels through discussion, craft work and literature (drama and poetry reading). Coffee from 10.30 am and at lunch time, but please bring your own lunch. Registration details are on the board at the back of church. Christ Church has two discounted places available at £8 each. Please contact Patricia Ashby if you would like one.
Friday 20th December, Nine Lessons and Carols at 7.30 pm. Start Christmas with an evening of well-known carols and readings. Enjoy listening to the singing of the choir and joining in! Seasonal refreshments afterwards.
Advance Notice of Pop-Up Nativity. This year’s children’s Nativity will be on Sunday 22nd December at the 10 am service. Any child who would like to take part is welcome to join us. We need all the characters, there are no words to learn but we need young volunteers to be narrators. The dress rehearsal is on Saturday 21st December at 10 am in church. We have lots of costumes, but bring your own if you have them.