Village Diary

Nov
19
Sun
Shoebox Collection @ St Lawrence Church
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Operation Christmas Child logo

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving, a time when we exchange gifts with those we love and care about. Each year many people in our 5 villages support the work of Samaritan’s Purse by filling shoeboxes with gifts and tokens of love which are then sent to children around the world; children who we will never meet, they will never write a thank you letter, but will experience love and joy because of it.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Shoeboxes are always given to children based on need, regardless of their background or religious beliefs. It’s an unconditional gift of love that we hope you will join in with.

In October leaflets are given out with ‘Messenger’, our Parish Magazine, to all houses in our 5 villages encouraging them to get involved again this year. And then on November 19th, at Gotham Church, we will collect in all your shoeboxes. If you can’t get to this service then please drop off your shoebox into Gotham church on any Saturday morning before November 18th.

If you have problems getting hold of a shoebox then we have some flat packed shoeboxes that you can buy from us at a cost of 50p each.

Children opening their shoeboxes with joy

On behalf of the children who will receive your gifts and the people who volunteer to deliver them, thank you.

Nov
21
Tue
Tuesday Holy Communion @ St Lawrence Church
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday followed by coffee and fellowship.

Nov
24
Fri
Little Cherubs – St Lawrence Church Toddler Group @ St Lawrence Church Hall
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Toddler Group meets on Friday mornings during term time in the Church Hall opposite St Lawrence Church.

We are a drop-in group for children of toddler age, babies, and mums-to-be, along with their carers, whether they be parents, grandparents, or other carers. Each week we have a craft activity which links in with the Bible story for that week, and we also have other activities such as play, music, and refreshments.

Come and join us for a morning of Bible story, craft, games, play, coffee and chat, make new friends and join the children in their singing.

Cost is £1 per family.

Nov
26
Sun
All Age ‘Gathering’ Service @ St Lawrence Church
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
28
Tue
Tuesday Holy Communion @ St Lawrence Church
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday followed by coffee and fellowship.

Dec
1
Fri
Little Cherubs – St Lawrence Church Toddler Group @ St Lawrence Church Hall
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Toddler Group meets on Friday mornings during term time in the Church Hall opposite St Lawrence Church.

We are a drop-in group for children of toddler age, babies, and mums-to-be, along with their carers, whether they be parents, grandparents, or other carers. Each week we have a craft activity which links in with the Bible story for that week, and we also have other activities such as play, music, and refreshments.

Come and join us for a morning of Bible story, craft, games, play, coffee and chat, make new friends and join the children in their singing.

Cost is £1 per family.

Dec
5
Tue
Tuesday Holy Communion @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday followed by coffee and fellowship.

Dec
8
Fri
Little Cherubs – St Lawrence Church Toddler Group @ St Lawrence Church Hall
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Toddler Group meets on Friday mornings during term time in the Church Hall opposite St Lawrence Church.

We are a drop-in group for children of toddler age, babies, and mums-to-be, along with their carers, whether they be parents, grandparents, or other carers. Each week we have a craft activity which links in with the Bible story for that week, and we also have other activities such as play, music, and refreshments.

Come and join us for a morning of Bible story, craft, games, play, coffee and chat, make new friends and join the children in their singing.

Cost is £1 per family.

Dec
10
Sun
Methodist Service @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christingle Service @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Christingle Service is a service aimed at children and young people and all go away with a Christingle to remind them of the real meaning of Christmas.

Everyone welcome!

And mums and dads please remember to tie your child’s hair back, and also to remind them to be careful when blowing candles out as hot wax burns. Thank you.

Dec
12
Tue
Tuesday Holy Communion @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday followed by coffee and fellowship.

Dec
17
Sun
Carols by Candlelight @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for this wonderful and traditional Carols by Candlelight Service.

Bring the family, bring your friends and neighbours to hear the wonderful story of that first Christmas brought to life in carols and Bible readings.

Dec
19
Tue
Tuesday Holy Communion @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday followed by coffee and fellowship.

Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Eve Family Crib Service @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We invite you to join us for this family focussed service and to come prepared to join in!
If you have excited children, grandchildren or even excited family members then join us for a time of fun for all ages. Even if you never usually come to church we can assure you of a warm and friendly welcome.
Bring your cameras too as there will be a time to take photos.

Dec
26
Tue
Tuesday Holy Communion @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday followed by coffee and fellowship.

Dec
31
Sun
Morning Prayer @ St Lawrence Church
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:15 am
Jan
2
Tue
Tuesday Holy Communion @ St Lawrence Church
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday followed by coffee and fellowship.

Jan
9
Tue
Tuesday Holy Communion @ St Lawrence Church
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday followed by coffee and fellowship.

Jan
12
Fri
Little Cherubs – St Lawrence Church Toddler Group @ St Lawrence Church Hall
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Toddler Group meets on Friday mornings during term time in the Church Hall opposite St Lawrence Church.

We are a drop-in group for children of toddler age, babies, and mums-to-be, along with their carers, whether they be parents, grandparents, or other carers. Each week we have a craft activity which links in with the Bible story for that week, and we also have other activities such as play, music, and refreshments.

Come and join us for a morning of Bible story, craft, games, play, coffee and chat, make new friends and join the children in their singing.

Cost is £1 per family.

Jan
14
Sun
Methodist Service @ St Lawrence Church
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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