Worship & Faith

Joy to the world

 

Joy to the world! The Lord is come,

let earth receive her king,

let every heart prepare him room

and heav’n and nature sing

and heav’n  and nature sing

and heav’n and nature sing

 

 

Thursday 24th Blessing of the Crib Christingle @ 4

in aid of the Children’s Society

Midnight Mass begins at 11.30pm

 

Friday 25th Christmas Day service begins at 10.00am

 

Sunday 27th St John’s Day Service @ 11

A Festive Wedding!

 

Sunday 3rd January: The Journey of the Wise Men @ 10

 

 

Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns;

let us our songs employ;

while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains,

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat, repeat the sounding joy

 

Some of the birds in the church bringing ‘joy to the world’ were made by former refugees in time of war and fear, others by those who supported them. They remind us that Jesus, soon after his birth, was forced to flee with his family to Egypt, where he found refuge until it was it safe for them to return home, like migrating birds.

‘Out of Egypt, I have called my son’ (Hosea 11.1; Matthew 2.15).

 

 

 

 

 


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