Service sheet for 10th December

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 10th December 2017

Second Sunday of Advent

We come together today to learn from an expert the art of showing the way: how to live with our minds and hearts focused upon God and how to guide others in the direction of salvation by traditional and imaginative means. Let us exult in the thrill of our discovery and for our shared fellowship on the journey.

This Sunday in Advent we remember the prophets. God told them to speak for him and they often challenge powerful people by telling uncomfortable truths about the way they live.

Today we meet the prophet who foretold the coming of Jesus.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 15 The Lord will come and not be slow

Psalm 85

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight:
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Mark 1:1-8

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 11 O come, O come Emmanuel!

Communion Hymn 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Recessional Hymn 12 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Organ Voluntary Bach – Nun komm’, der Heiden Heiland

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson Organist Ian Graydon Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Sue Prutton 2nd Reading Diana Lamb Intercessions John Baldry Chalice Ian Mayers Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Today 3.30pm Choral Evensong at the Cathedral – Preacher Canon Darren
All from St Giles are welcome!

Tuesday 12 December 8.30am Christmas Communion – Barbara Harper

12 noon Said Mass

Friday 15 December 10.00am Said Mass

Sunday 17 December Advent 3 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with the blessing of the Parish Christmas Tree (rose vestments)

5.30pm St Giles Community Carol Service

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 61:1-4. 8-11; Canticle: Luke 1:46b-55; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8. 19-28

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St John Timberhill and St Julian, Norwich – Clergy: Christopher Wood; Synod Reps: Shirley Buxton, Liz Kilshaw. Community of All Hallows in Norwich Julian Shrine, Sister Pamela and the community. The Norwich Sea Cadet Unit. Norwich City Football Club, Chaplain: Jon Norman.

NOTICES

Advent comes from the Latin word for an arrival or coming and it means that the Lord is coming. The candles on the Advent wreath are in the traditional colours of purple for waiting and, in the third week, rose for Gaudete Sunday. Our wreath has been prepared by Dot Head, to whom we are very grateful.

We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. If you normally receive communion in your own church, you are welcome to do so here. If you are not a communicant, please come to the altar for a blessing, holding your service book.

St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 17 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!

Parish Christmas card – we would like to deliver a card to every home in the parish. If you can help please take a bundle (road names listed) and return any spares. So many people mention during the year how lovely it is to receive our Christmas card – so it’s well worth us delivering them. Thank you.

Our congregational Christmas card is at the back of church for us all to sign and make a donation to charity. It’s a way of sending Christmas greetings to each other without sending cards. The money donated is being given to ‘Embrace the Middle East’ which seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Middle East. Our special thanks to Elsie who has produced the card.

Christmas Tree Please could you give any contribution you can manage towards the cost of this year’s Parish Tree to John Baldry. Thank you.

Advent Appeal We need your help! The 2018 budget has identified that we are likely to be £3,370 short next year in paying our way. The PCC have spent some time looking at where we can cut costs but what we need is increased giving to help us. We would like to invite members of the Church to give a ‘one off’ Advent gift in appreciation of the friendship and ministry they receive from St Giles. Please use one of the white envelopes in the pews and place it in the collection bowl at any Mass during the season of Advent. Your help is so greatly appreciated. Please do pray about this and how you might be able to help with this deficit in the accounts. Thank you. Fr Darren.

Our December Charity is our link with the West Pottergate part of our Parish.

The Magazine for November and December is available at the back of church for you to take your free copy. It includes the Diocesan prayer Calendar that we are encouraged to use in our daily prayers.

Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising this project.

Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. Our stocks of red wine are now running low. Thank you very much!

For those of you who are new to St Giles and consider your membership to be here, we would like to welcome you into our family. Please do consider signing up to go on our Church Electoral Roll (see Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving – see our Treasurer, John Baldry.

Advance Warning! Sunday 24 December is going to be a busy day. We will be keeping Advent 4 at the 10.30am Mass, then after the service we will prepare the church for the festival of Christmas. The liturgical colour changes and we prepare for Midnight Mass that evening which starts at 11.30pm. Please try to be around to help get everything ready – many hands make light work! Thank you!

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Service sheet for 3rd December

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Advent Sunday

Today we begin the final weeks in our journey towards Christmas and the coming of the Lord. This is the ending of our calendar year but always the beginning of new life for us.

Today, as we yearn for his coming, let us rededicate ourselves to our God who graciously came to share our life with us.

Today’s Mass includes the ministry of healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or for a loved one, please go and sit in the Lady Chapel after communion. Revd Gillian Ireson will be assisting with this ministry today.

Our Treasurer John Baldry will be giving a presentation this morning about our Advent gift appeal. Further details about this are on the letter within this newsletter.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 3 Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Psalm 80

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Mark 13:24-37

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 9 Lo he comes with clouds descending

Communion Hymn 282 Faithful Shepherd, feed me

Recessional Hymn 16 Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling

Organ Voluntary Bach – Wachet Auf (Schubler)

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Ian Mayers 2nd Reading Vikkie Shread Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice David Johnson Organist Ian Graydon Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green, Ben Shread, Annie Blyth and Tim Ives

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA (01603 623724) d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off on Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503)
Parish website
https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Monday 4 December 7.30pm Bible Study at 40 Havelock Road (Mark chapters 3 and 4)

Tuesday 5 December 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey

Wednesday 6 December 7-8pm West Pottergate Community meeting at the Chapel
Our reps are John Marsters, Annie Blyth and Fr Darren

Thursday 7 December 7.30pm Christmas Quiz in aid of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Friday 8 December 10.00am Said Mass The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7.30pm Film Club – please see the railings outside St Giles for details

Sunday 10 December Advent 2 10.30am Sung Parish Mass

3.30pm Choral Evensong at the Cathedral – Preacher Canon Darren
All from St Giles are welcome.

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2. 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8

Deanery Prayer Calendar: Thorpe St Andrew Episcopi – Clergy: James Stewart, Matthew Hutton, PTO: Patrick Kerley; Synod Reps: Ann Cox, Patience Skelton, Linda Olney. Churchwardens, PCCs, Treasurers and PCC Secretaries across the Deanery. Thorpe and Heartsease Christian Forum. Norwich North Deanery: Rural Dean Simon Stokes. Norwich South Deanery: Rural Dean Ian Dyble.

NOTICES

Advent comes from the Latin word for an arrival or coming and it means that the Lord is coming. The candles on the Advent wreath are in the traditional colours of purple for waiting and, in the third week, rose for Gaudete Sunday. Our wreath has been prepared by Dot Head, to whom we are very grateful.

On this first Sunday of Advent we light our first Advent candle representing the Patriarchs. They were the leaders of their people and looked faithfully towards God, asking for his light to lead them. We light our candle in remembrance of them and as a prayer for God to lead us too. The youngest member in our church lights the candle this morning.

We begin a new Church Year today (liturgical year B) with gospel readings mostly from Mark. As part of your Advent preparation why not read St Mark’s Gospel in full and reflect on the main themes.

We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. If you normally receive communion in your own church, you are welcome to do so here. If you are not a communicant, please come to the altar for a blessing, holding your service book.

Meditation Group meets this Thursday at 5pm.Please ring Claire Vaughan Smith (618957) for venue.

Our Christmas Quiz in aid of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal is this Thursday 7th December. Please do come to this fun event and bring your friends too!

St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 17 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!

Our December Charity is our link with the West Pottergate part of our Parish.

The Magazine for November and December is available at the back of church for you to take your free copy. It includes the Diocesan prayer Calendar that we are encouraged to use in our daily prayers.

Fr John Aves Educational Project Christmas Cards are on sale in the ORIGINAL Charity Christmas Card Shop, 15 St Stephen’s Street (next door to Sainsbury’s Local). They are also on sale in the Cathedral Shop and the Narthex at St John the Baptist Cathedral. Do please support this project.

Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising this project.

For those of you who are new to St Giles and consider your membership to be here, we would like to welcome you into our family. Please do consider signing up to go on our Church Electoral Roll (see Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving – see our Treasurer, John Baldry.

Advent Appeal We need your help! The 2018 budget has identified that we are likely to be £3,370 short next year in paying our way. The PCC have spent some time looking at where we can cut costs but what we need is increased giving to help us. We would like to invite members of the Church to give a ‘one off’ Advent gift in appreciation of the friendship and ministry they receive from St Giles. Please use one of the white envelopes in the pews and place it in the collection bowl at any Mass during the season of Advent. Your help is so greatly appreciated. Please do pray about this and how you might be able to help with this deficit in the accounts. Thank you. Fr Darren.

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Service sheet for 26th November

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 26th November 2017

Christ the King

This is the last Sunday of the Church’s year. Today we rejoice in Christ the King, ruler and judge of all, who sits on the throne of glory. We long to inherit the kingdom prepared for us from the foundation of the world, and gather now to worship God.

We welcome the St Giles Singers who will be singing for our Festival Sung Mass. Mass Setting: Haydn – St John of God; Choral Introit: Holst – Let all mortal flesh keep silence; Communion Anthem: Harwood – O How Glorious is the Kingdom

Please do stay behind after the Mass for a celebratory glass of wine.

The Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the Celebration Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 239 Hail Redeemer, King divine

Psalm 95

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord:
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Matthew 25:31-46

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 139 Crown him with many crowns

Communion Hymn 477 Majesty, worship his majesty

Recessional Hymn 19 All hail the power of Jesus’ name

Organ Voluntary Walton – Crown Imperial

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Raymond Scott 2nd Reading Pat Dutton Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Pat Dutton Organist Ian Graydon Servers Tim Ives, Karen Kiddell, Annie Blyth, Vikkie Shread

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7. 16-18; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA (01603 623724) d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off on Monday

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth

Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503)

Parish websitehttps://stgileschurch.wordpress.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Tuesday 28 November 12 noon Noon Prayers led by Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson

Thursday 30 November 7.30pm Interesting Talk by Jonathan Trench (see below)

Friday 1 December 10.00am Said Mass

6.30pm World AIDS Day Service at St John Timberhill

Sunday 3 December Advent Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with Healing Ministry

Speaker John Baldry, Treasurer – launch of our Advent Gift Appeal

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Stephen – Clergy: Madeline Light, Matthew Hutton, Alex Irving; Readers: Peter Carroll, Anne Murphy; Synod Reps: David Mason, Sarah Mintey. PA to the Bishop & Archdeacon: Coralie Nichols. CMD Norwich East Link: Arnold Browne. All those in ministry training especially Shawn Tomlinson, Annie Blyth and Tracy Williams.

NOTICES

We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do go online to the church website and find out more – see the photos too!

For those of you who are new to St Giles and consider your membership to be here, we would like to welcome you into our family. Please do consider signing up to go on our Church Electoral Roll (see Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving – see our Treasurer, John Baldry.

Christmas Stalls We hope to tell you how much was raised yesterday at Christmas Stalls in the Churchwarden’s notices. A big ‘Thank You’ to all who helped. There are a few items still to be sold – do have a look after Mass.

Advent Appeal Next Sunday our Treasurer John Baldry will be launching our Advent Gift Appeal. We need your help! The 2018 budget has identified that we are likely to be £3,370 short next year in paying our way. The PCC have spent some time looking at where we can cut costs but what we need is increased giving to help us. We would like to invite members of the Church to give a ‘one off’ Advent gift in appreciation of the friendship and ministry they receive from St Giles. Please use one of the white envelopes in the pews and place it in the collection bowl at any Mass during the season of Advent. Your help is so greatly appreciated. Please do pray about this and how you might be able to help with this deficit in the accounts. Thank you. Fr Darren.

Our Interesting Talk this Thursday 30 November by Jonathan Trench is entitled ‘A Ramble through 1,000 Years of Greek: from St Luke to Homer and Back Again’.

Our next Bible Study will be on Monday 4 December at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road (Mark 3-4)

Christmas Quiz Our quiz this year is on Thursday 7 December at 7.30 pm. Please keep the evening free for this fun event, in aid of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Bring your friends too!

St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 17 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!

Our November Charity is Mind. If you would like to make a personal donation (last chance today) then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charity of the Month display board.

Fr John Aves Educational Project Christmas Cards will be on sale in the ORIGINAL Charity Christmas Card Shop, 15 St Stephen’s Street (next door to Sainsbury’s Local). They are also on sale in the Cathedral Shop and in the Narthex at St John the Baptist Cathedral. Do please support this project.

St Martin’s Housing Trust street collection If you have an hour or two to spare then please speak to Jonathan Trench, Ian Mayers or John Marsters. There is a sign-up form at the back of church.

Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for their involvement.

Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. Our stocks of red wine are now running low. Thank you very much!

The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red (look at the High Altar and curtain). However, today the colour is white since it is a celebration and a Festival Day. Do look for the readings and collects which pick up the themes of kingdom values and hold in mind, during this season, that lovely phrase in the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Kingdom come… on earth as it is in heaven”. All of us are called to be part of bringing about that kingdom.

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Service sheet for 19th November

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 19th November 2017

Second Sunday before Advent

As we come together in worship, let us bring to mind the gifts and opportunities we have been given by God. Let us remind ourselves that God is loving and generous and always wants the best from us and for us.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 499 Thy kingdom come, O God

Psalm 90

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord;
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Matthew 25:14-30

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 498 Son of God, eternal Saviour

Communion Hymn 483 The Church of God a kingdom is

Recessional Hymn 493 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might

Organ Voluntary Bach – Prelude in A minor (BWV543)

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green 1st Reading Sheila Spreadbury 2nd Reading Kate Baldry Intercessions Annie Blyth Chalice Carole Hill Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Peter Mancroft – Clergy: Ian Bentley, Fiona Haworth, Graham Kirk-Spriggs; Reader: Gill Persicke; Synod Reps: Alison Atkins, Richard Turk, Geoffrey Woolsey-Brown. The Mancroft Advice Project. Chaplaincy to the Theatre Royal. Ministry to visitors. Those working with the homeless. Deanery Chapter meeting on Tuesday.

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Tuesday 21 November 8.30am Clergy Chapter at Thorpe Hamlet

10-11.45am Traidcraft Christmas Sale

12 noon Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney

After Mass until 3.00pm – Traidcraft Christmas Sale continues

Thursday 23 November Fr Darren will be attending ‘Norwich City Vision 2040’ (a half day conference at the Top of the Terrace)

Friday 24 November 10.00am Said Mass

Saturday 25 November 11am-1pm Christmas Stalls

Sunday 26 November Christ the King 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with the St Giles Singers
Preacher Fr Peter Varney

There will be a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass

Next Sunday’s readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16. 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

NOTICES

We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. If you normally receive communion in your own church, you are welcome to do so here. If you are not a communicant, please come to the altar for a blessing, holding your service book.

Traidcraft Don’t miss out on Christmas gifts from around the world – on sale today and Tuesday!

Christmas Stalls will be next Saturday 25 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can bring along a cake, raffle prize, some books or good bric-a-brac then please do, and help to make this a successful event – speak to Elsie or Rodney. And do please bring along all your friends and neighbours!

Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 30 November at 7.30pm. Jonathan Trench will talk on ‘A Ramble through 1,000 Years of Greek: from St Luke to Homer and Back Again’.

Christmas Quiz Our quiz this year is on Thursday 7 December at 7.30 pm. Please keep the evening free for this fun event, in aid of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Bring your friends too!

St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 17 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!

Our November Charity is Mind. With mental health issues now gaining a higher profile, please do look at the charities board for details of their work. If you would like to make a personal donation then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charity of the Month display board.

West Pottergate Fun Day mural cards – David Cole has kindly produced these cards from the Fun Day mural and they are available at the back of church for a donation of £2.00 to church funds.

Our Parish Share next year will be £31339. This means that we shall be paying a further £836, an increase of 2.74% over our 2017 Parish Share. It is thankfully much less than the huge increases of the last few years. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry

Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.

Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. We are running low and especially need white wine, please. Thank you very much!

St Martin’s Housing Trust street collection If you have an hour or two to spare then please consider helping with this charity collection during the month of December. There is a sign-up form at the back of church. For further information please speak to Jonathan Trench, Ian Mayers or John Marsters.

The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red (look at the High Altar and curtain). Do look for the readings and collects which pick up the themes of kingdom values and hold in mind, during this season, that lovely phrase in the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Kingdom come… on earth as it is in heaven”. All of us are called to be part of bringing about that kingdom.

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