Thursday, November 27, 2014

What's on at Seal Church this Advent and Christmas?

Messy Church 

Sunday November 30th 

in the Church Hall

Come along to join us as we explore the Christmas story through crafts, activities, a short act of worship and
 tea. Everyone is welcome, and this is suitable for all ages - babies, toddlers, older children and adults too. We can't look after unaccompanied children, but mums, dads, grandmas and grandads usually enjoy the activities just as much as the children, and it's a great way to meet others in the church in a (very!) informal, fun way.
It doesn't matter if you miss the beginning. The craft activity time is from 4 -5pm, so if you're running late, come when you are ready.

Advent Posada

The Travelling Crib

Our travelling Crib set will be making its way from house to house around the village again this year. If you would like to host it for a night sign the list in church or email the vicar to arrange a night to host the crib. You'll receive it from the household who had it before you, and you'll need to pass it on in good time to the next household on the list. Along with the crib set, which you can set up at home for the night, there will be resources for prayer and story books suitable for all ages.

Christingle Service 

Sunday Dec 14 at 10 am -  Seal Church
This service, in aid of the Children's Society, celebrates Christ, the Light of the World. We'll be singing some carols, and every child will receive a Christingle orange. The service includes Holy Communion.

Advent "Breathing Space" Communion Services

Thursday evenings
Dec 4, 11 & 18

These quiet, contemplative, candlelit services are the ideal antidote to all that frenetic rushing around we do as Christmas approaches. Held in the Lady Chapel, they include lots of silence and a short talk. Come along  and spend some quiet time thinking about the true meaning of Christmas. 

Christmas Eve 

4pm Crib Service
A service for all the family. Come along and help us build our Christmas Crib as we hear the story of Christmas and sing carols together.

Midnight Mass 

11.30pm (carols from 11pm) 
The first Communion of Christmas. There is a chance to light candles during the service as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with familiar carols and readings. You will be guided through the service, and everyone is welcome, so if you've never come to church before you need not feel anxious about knowing what to do.

Christmas Day

10 am
All Age Communion for Christmas morning. A communion service for everyone, with a story in place of the sermon. Come and rejoice with us. 

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