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Tuesday 15th December 202020:00St John’s Centre Christmas
St John’s Centre Christmas Quiz 8 pm £3 per individual £15 per team. Find out more: https://www.stjohnscentre.org/uncategorized/join-our-christmas-quiz/
Sunday 20th December 202010:00Baptism + Carols
10 o’clock service. Celebrating Mary with carols. 11.30 on zoom. While Mary carries the infant Jesus in her womb, we will baptize two children in the service that lasts an hour.
19:00LOVENOTES ONLINE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
LOVENOTES ONLINE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Lovenotes can’t hold a Christmas Concert at St John’s this year, but they have been able to record their show, safely distanced in church. Look out on The Lovenotes' Facebook page and website for more details and photos. The recording will be aired as a YouTube Premiere on Sunday 20th December at 7 pm and Thursday 24th December at 6 pm. You can get tickets from this link: https://www.wegottickets.com/thelovenotes.
Monday 21st December 202018:00Carols outside the church @ 6
Carols outside the church @ 6 and a short service inside 6.30-7pm in support of the Amos Trust https://www.amostrust.org/. The hopes for a political resolution have smoldered and grown cold. The promises of aid to rebuild the ashes of Gaza have proved as worthless as the sand on the shore at Beach Camp. Independent reports and calls for international justice have been denounced as “politically inexpedient”. New Year celebrations will be overshadowed by the commemoration of so many deaths. The Christmas story reminds us that the promises of politicians and the latest round of peace talks are not where hope is found. These are the flashlights that dazzle us, not the slow burn that glows in the darkest places. The slow realisation that lies will become transparent, that violence will not lead to peace, that human dignity always exerts itself, that beauty appears amidst the wreckage, that our protests are not in vain, that hope is found in the birth of a child in an occupied village. The miraculous daily promise of new life.
18:30Short service for the Amos Trust
Short service inside 6.30-7pm in support of the Amos Trust https://www.amostrust.org/. The hopes for a political resolution have smouldered and grown cold. The promises of aid to rebuild the ashes of Gaza have proved as worthless as the sand on the shore at Beach Camp. Independent reports and calls for international justice have been denounced as “politically inexpedient”. New Year celebrations will be overshadowed by the commemoration of so many deaths. The Christmas story reminds us that the promises of politicians and the latest round of peace talks are not where hope is found. These are the flashlights that dazzle us, not the slow burn that glows in the darkest places. The slow realisation that lies will become transparent, that violence will not lead to peace, that human dignity always exerts itself, that beauty appears amidst the wreckage, that our protests are not in vain, that hope is found in the birth of a child in an occupied village. The miraculous daily promise of new life.
Wednesday 23rd December 202019:00Piano Concert via facebook with Julia Chernyavsky.
The talented pianist and singer Julia Chernyavsky is inviting us to join her online as she sings Christmas carols and seasonal pieces. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/209812320354557
Thursday 24th December 202016:30Christingle, Crib + all creation come together.
Christingle, Crib and all Creation come together 4.30- 5.15: for a ‘bubble’ pilgrimage in the church through forest and darkness to the manger
18:00LOVENOTE'S ONLINE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
LOVENOTE'S ONLINE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Lovenotes can’t hold a Christmas Concert at St John’s this year, but they have been able to record their show, safely distanced in church. Look out on The Lovenotes' Facebook page and website for more details and photos. The recording will be aired as a YouTube Premiere on Sunday 20th December at 7 pm and Thursday 24th December at 6 pm. You can get tickets from this link: https://www.wegottickets.com/thelovenotes.
23:00Meditative recital in a candle lit church for 30 mins
30 mins before our midnight mass service starts, we'll be offering the candlelit church for people to listen to our organist play some music.
23:30Midnight Mass
Friday 25th December 2020 Christmas Day
10:00Christmas Day service
Communion @ 10am in church + 11.30 on Zoom
Sunday 27th December 202010:00Service
St John’s Day service @ 10 in church and 11.30 on Zoom.
Thursday 31st December 2020 New Years Eve
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