Advent and Christmas are special times at St Columba’s.
This year we will have the following services and activities –
Sunday, 1st December 2019
11am – Gift Service – for the Salvation Army Christmas Gift Appeal
Sunday, 8th December 2019 – Christmas Messy Church
4pm – Christmas Messy Church – Crafts, Games, Singing, Drama and a shared meal
Sunday, 15th December 2019 – Quiet Reflective Christmas Service
6pm – Quiet Reflective Christmas Service, especially suitable for people who are feeling the loss of loved ones
This will be a short service with music and opportunities to reflect, specifically for people who have been bereaved and people who find Christmas hard because they feel the absence of loved ones. It is a time away from the jolly Christmas music and singing. There will be few words and no sermon.
Everyone is welcome to this service, so if you know anyone who might like the opportunity to spend some time in quiet reflection please invite them. There will be refreshments and a time to chat after the service. Enter through the main church door by the Bell Tower.
Sunday, 22nd December 2019
11am – Nativity Service led by the Junior Church
Tuesday 24th December 2019 – St Ninian’s Church
6pm – Christingle Service. A Family service hosted by our friends at St Ninian’s Church in Tanshall
Christmas Eve Watchnight Service – St Columba’s Church
10.45pm – Tea, Coffee & Mince Pies
11.30pm – A (fairly) traditional Christmas Eve Watchnight Service, with the traditional carols and readings, but still informal enough that people can hopefully feel comfortable. We aren’t very good at very formal in St Columba’s!
Christmas Day – Wednesday 25th December 2019
10:30am – Short Family Service. Brings toys and presents, Bring parents and Grandparents – or just come on your own. Wear your Christmas jumper if you have one!
12:30pm – Free Christmas Lunch – for anyone who would like to share lunch with us – Please phone the office (01592) 752539 to reserve a place, or email email@example.com.
Sunday 29th December 2019
11am – Service of Carols with Communion – No big long sermon (Alan tries not to do big long sermons anyway, but especially not today), lots of carols, Christmas Bible readings and a chance to share in communion and fellowship.