How we prepare is important. We are waiting, and
yes, waiting can be frustrating. But waiting can also be a time of growth,
of inspiration, of dreaming big dreams and imagining the endless possibilities
that might come. We should try not to let go of that hope and inspiration.
In John's Gospel on the Second Sunday of Advent, he appeals to the community
who have gathered to open their eyes, to take the opportunity that is at
hand and deal with the spiritual crisis which surrounds them. John is calling
for a radical change of heart. The decisive moment is coming where people
must take a new path. What can we do to help build communities where leaders
produce good fruit? What can we do to respectfully challenge those who do
This Advent, we pray that God’s spirit enlivens our heart, our work and our
Brian Purfield leads this series of spiritual reflections on the famous ‘O
antiphons’ which are proclaimed on the last seven days of Advent and on the
Old Testament prophecies of Jesus’ birth.
Tuesday evenings in the Parish Hall, 7.30pm-9pm on the following: 6th December
& 13th December.
Tea and coffee from 7.30pm before each talk
Carols by Candlelight
Friday, 23rd December, 7.30pm, in the Church.
Saturday, 10th December for singers,
2pm-5pm in the Church.
Saturday, 17th December for
singers & musicians, 2pm-5pm in the Parish Hall.
Tuesday, 20th December for musicians,
7.30pm in the Parish Hall.
Wednesday, 21st December for singers
& musicians, 7.30pm in Church.
Please text Jacquie (07840367555) if you’d like to join in.
Carol Services at Care Homes:
Bring some festive cheer to people in care homes. Singers and readers are
needed for the following 15-20 minute services
Wednesday, 7th December,
2.30pm at Oaktree Manor, off
Monday, 12th December, 2.30pm
at Strathmore House, Hall
Thursday, 15th December, 3pm
at Clare Lodge, 8 Battlefield Road.
Please phone or text (07821726357) to confirm your availability.
Volunteers needed for the market stall next Saturday,
10th December, to hand out the Parish Christmas card.
If you can spare some time (half-hour slots) please call Eric Harber (838598).
Christmas Day Lunch
We are delighted once again to host Christmas lunch in the Parish Hall after
11.30am Mass on Christmas Day. If you would like to attend, or know of anyone
who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day, please contact Helen
Bassill (07860830340), e-mail:email@example.com. If you would like
to help welcome, serve or provide food or transport, contact Sara Nash (764601),