Christ Church -
 the Revd Andrew Hemming, Priest for Redhill; 01761-462582     M: 07584-124198  E:<andrewmhemming@btinternet.com>
Redhill WI - Liz Shorney
On 3rdt December, the Church starts its new year, beginning with Advent. Advent, the season running up to Christmas, has its own distinctive character and that character is largely fun. It is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus. A time full of anticipation and excitement. Accordingly, we have a host of special events to which all are warmly invited. A number of these events are repeats of things we did last year that were particularly popular. We very much hope that you will come to at least some of them, so we can share together our joy at the anticipation of Christmas. The events include: Tea Towel Nativity: Sunday 3rd December at 4:30pm in Redhill church. A whole family occassion for which everyone is asked to come wearing a tea towel on their heads, as we re-enact the shepherds learning of the coming royal birth; from Prophets, Kings and Angels. At this service we start to build our Life-Size Nativity, which will be developed throughout the month, until the Christ child arrives at Christmas. Festival of Carols with North Somerset Community Brass: Sunday 10th December at 7pm in Redhill church. A chance to sing all of your favourite carols to the music of a traditional brass band, topped off with mince pies and mulled wine. This is an evening to warm your heart, in many ways. Carols in the Club: Friday 15th December at 7:30 in Redhill Club. This is an evening of carol singing in the bar of the club. You are welcome to join our scratch choir, or just be with us in the club. Some imbibing is necessary to fully enjoy the music. Crib Service: Sunday 24th December at 4pm in Redhill church. Again, very much a family service. This is when we complete the Life-Size Nativity. The children will be involved in bringing forward the nativity pieces and adults to place stars in front of the Crib scene. Everything will then be set for Christmas. Midnight Mass: Sunday 24th December at 11:30pm in Redhill church. For many this is the start of Christmas, a service steeped in tradition and amazing joy. Christmas Day: Monday 25th December we have a Family Communion service starting at 10am in Redhill Church. The waiting is complete, this is a time of pure celebration. Wishing you peace and joy, Andrew ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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