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CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Because of lockdown restrictions we are unable to invite worshippers to our ever popular Christmas Services this year, but we are doing our best to enable you all to be part of the celebrations by an invitation to join our online services which will be on our YouTube channel “Worship from St.Thomas’”.  If you paste this link into your browser, you will be taken straight there:     https://bit.ly/2ynuqHq

Here you can join our morning service and night prayer each weekday at 10.00am and 7pm and for Christmas you will be able to join our special services for the festive season.

To enable you to fully participate in the Church’s YouTube Advent and Carol services and join in with the singing, you will find below the running order for each of the services for you to follow on your tablet whilst watching the service on your computer.

Here are the details:

Sunday 29th November

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE

On our YouTube channel from 6.30pm

Advent Service 2020

Sunday 20th December

FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

On our YouTube channel from 6.30pm

Festival of Carols 2020

Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve

CRIB SERVICE

On our YouTube channel from 4.00pm

Crib Service 2020

Thursday 24th December  Christmas Eve

MIDNIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

On our YouTube channel from 11.30pm

Midnight Mass 2020

Friday 25th December ChristmasDay

A CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATION

On our YouTube channel from 10.00am

Christmas Morning Service 2020

Furthermore, the Church will be open every day from 3rd December to the end of the month for private prayer and to enjoy the festive decorations. All are welcome to come and find a breathing space during the busy weeks leading up to Christmas.

Because there is no Crib Service in the church this year, where toys are brought for the Wood Street Mission, this Christmas toy gifts can be brought to the church and placed in the donation boxes in the chancel.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Peace filled New Year

Revd Tracy

Advent Book 2020…

This year as a church community we have been trying to meet God in the ordinary everyday places of our lives. Barbara Brown Taylor’s book speaks into this new normal we all find ourselves living in. She offers words of wisdom and insight that help us to navigate these times we are living through.

Please click on the link below to join our Advent Book discussion group on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm throughout Advent…

Topic: ‘An Altar in the World’ – zoom meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87193367172?pwd=T2RlMEZoVWNpT2VUampSV1FGVU1VZz09

Best wishes, Revd Tracy

Advent discussion poster

This beautiful little book is a real treasure. A book you could carry around with you for personal use throughout Advent which I commend to you.