Advent and Christmas:


Posada

Follow the journey of Mary and Joseph through advent on our facebook page or here on our Posada page


Services: 

Sunday 20 December 6.30pm - 9 lessons and Carols service online on facebook and youtube

Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th December, 4pm - Crib service at St Pauls - a crib service for all ages (booking essential: email curate@martinpaul.org)

Thursday 24th December 11.30 pm Midnight Communion at St Pauls - This is now cancelled but you can still join the Church of England service online:

Join the Church of England online Midnight Communion Service at 11.30 on the Church Of England YouTube page. You can join us on Zoom at 11pm for a pre service get together and reflection (zoom invitations available from curate@martinpaul.org)

Friday 25th December:

9am Communion at St Martins (Unfortunately this is already fully booked)

10.30 Communion at St Pauls - This is now  BOOKINGS ONLY please email mckeeler@hotmail.co.uk to book a place (this service will be recorded and uploaded later in the day)

27th December

-The Sunday service on the 27th December will be ONLINE ONLY Eucharist.

Wednesday 30th December: BCP Communion, 10.30 at St Pauls

Sunday 3rd January: Our normal rhythm of worship restarts with 9am communion at St Martins and 10.30 communion at St Pauls.


Refresh Your Advent: What on Earth is Christmas? 

Four stimulating online events featuring the Ministry Team in discussion ending with Compline

Just watch any of these or all three on Facebook or youtube on the evenings below:


7.00 pm Ministry Team discussion

7.25 pm Musical Interlude

7.30 pm Compline

Last one: 

Tuesday Dec 22nd: The Adult Christ at Christmas

There will be an opportunity to share thoughts on each Ministry Team discussion by joining a Zoom chat on Wednesday Dec 2nd, Wednesday Dec 9th, Wednesday Dec 16th, Wednesday Dec 23rd at 7.30 email Rosemary on ra.walters@btinternet,com for your Zoom invitation for Wednesdays


From Christmas day onwards:

COMFORT AND JOY AT CHRISTMAS

Comfort and Joy is the Church of England’s 2020 Christmas campaign.

Taking inspiration from a traditional carol service, it features daily reflections from Christmas Day to Jan 2nd for the Christmas season from Kate Bottley, Jonathan Bryan, Bob Chilcot, Martha Collison, Stephen Cottrell, Guli Francis-Dehqani, Chine McDonald, Sally Phillips and Justin Welby.

Comfort and Joy holds together the hope that Christmas will bring joy and celebration after a uniquely difficult year with an acknowledgement that – for those who have lost loved ones or livelihoods, or who are potentially still not able to be together with loved ones – it may be the Church’s role, both nationally and locally, to provide consolation, rather than assume everyone will be ready to join in jubilation.  Take part in Comfort and Joy with:

· The official booklet from Church House Publishing Only 80p Get it from https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/

· Free app for Apple and Android devices will become available see https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/preparing-advent-christmas-2020-comfort-and-joy

· Daily emails from the Church of England during the campaign itself