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Light In The Darkness

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We warmly invite you to come and join us for our Christmas Services this year at St John’s. Christmas is a time of hope, joy and peace and it is our prayer that you would experience that too this Christmas. We know that it has not been an ordinary year with many challenges for all of us. We hope our services this year will be an opportunity to find ‘light in the darkness’, to give thanks, remember and find peace and hope. We believe that the good news of Jesus Christ is for everyone, no matter your circumstances.

 

We have lots of different services this year so there should be something for everyone, although you’ll need to come along in-person, as they won’t be live streamed. Rest assured that we are taking steps to reduce risk of spreading COVID-19, including asking everyone to continue to wear a face covering. We want everyone to feel safe as you come to church this Christmas.

 

Revd Sami Lindsey

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Services

This year our Christmas services will be in-person only, you'll need to join us in church so that you don't miss out on the action. Information on how we have made changes in church to ensure we are COVID secure can be found below.

Contemporary Carols

12 December, 7pm

A relaxed evening that promises to be a great start to Christmas. We will start with refreshments from 6.45pm and the carols will be led by our band. This service is not aimed at children.

Carol Service

19th December, 4pm

Our main carol service, filled with lots of carols led on the organ, lots of readings, and of course mulled wine and mince pies.

Crib Service

24 December, 4pm

An all age service with lots of interaction and activities for children.

Midnight Communion

24 December, 11:30pm

A reflective service at the beginning of Christmas Day.

 

Christmas Day

25 December, 10 am

All age Christmas day service, a celebration of the birth of Jesus.

COVID-19 Information

We want to ensure that everyone feels safe coming to church this Christmas. All of the measures are now a personal choice so we are asking you to play you part in making the church as safe as possible. Here are the things that we are asking you to do:

  • Sanitise your hands on entry to the church. (You may wish to bring your own for when we eat mince pies and drink mulled wine!)

  • Wear a face covering whilst inside the building (unless exempt)

  • You must not come to the building if you or members of your household are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Follow the one way system inside the church

There will still be some chairs that are spaced apart for those not wishing to sit with others from outside their household.