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Carol Singing Wednesday 18th December, at the Brunel Estate 6pm-7pm Everyone is welcome to join, children as well. Please contact the Parish Office or Polly Haigh for more details.
Getting Ready for Christmas No doubt most of us will be increasingly busy over the coming weeks preparing for Christmas celebrations, shopping, writing cards etc but if you have bit of spare time perhaps you could help prepare the church for Christmas too. On Saturday, 14th December a team will be putting up the church Christmas decorations but in addition it would be really helpful if some people might be willing to come and do a bit of extra cleaning in the church. Also at this time of year, we need a bit of help in the garden to clear away a lot of the leaves that inevitably pile up in the garden. Also we have received a generous grant of over £3000 from the Bayswater Ward Councillors to buy some new benches and bins for our south garden and we need to prepare for their arrival, remove the old benches etc. So if you think you can help - either in the church or in the garden - even if for just 30 minutes - then the church will be open from 10.00am. Just turn up on 14th December and help out in anyway you can!
St. Stephen’s Christmas Nativity Play 22nd December 11am For the 9th consecutive year, we are planning a Christmas extravaganza, an exciting and action packed nativity play to re-tell the wonderful story of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We would love to have as many people as possible involved - as actors, singers, dancers, and also a team of people to help with costumes, props and scenery. If you or your children would like to be involved then please speak to Jeremy or Tiffany. The play will be performed at our 11am service on Sunday, 22nd December with rehearsals on the preceding day, Saturday 21st December.
Carols by Candlelight 6pm Sunday, 15th December We are very much looking forward to our Carols by Candlelight service and particularly excited that we will be joined by our friends from Westbourne Park Baptist Church. Please note - there will be no morning service at St. Stephen’s that Sunday morning - we would encourage everyone to attend the carol service. For those who would like to attend a service that morning, there is a warm invitation to attend the service of holy communion at St. Matthew’s, Bayswater in St. Petersburg Place at 11am. A group will be walking up to St. Matthew’s from St. Stephen’s at 10.40am and lifts will be available for those who cannot manage the walk.
Christmas Market - St. Matthew’s, Bayswater 11am-2pm, Saturday, 7th December Also we are all are invited to support our sister church, St. Matthew’s for their Christmas Market—please pop in if you can. If you would be willing to help run some activities and games for children for a short time then please speak to Jeremy. If you have any good quality, new or nearly new items to could donate to a stall then again please speak to Jeremy.
Our Christingle service will be at 5pm Holy Communion will be at 11.30pm