Advent @ St Andrew's

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It's not all about Christmas! Advent is the period of waiting and preparing. All welcome to join us as we wait to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Check these out -

Toy Service
Advent Carol Service
Parish Communions
Christmas Tree Festival
Christmas Messy Church
Blue Christmas Service
Nine Lessons & Carols
Carols & Christingle
Midnight Communion
Christmas Day Service
Children & Young People

All Age Toy Service

9.45 am Sunday 1 December
Suitable for everyone. Bring a NEW toy, game or book to donate to the Red Hen Project

Advent Carol Service

6.30 pm Sunday 1 December at St Mary’s, Great Shelford
Carols and readings to celebrate the start of Advent

Parish Communions

9.45 am Sunday 8, 15 and 22 December
Nothing ordinary about our ordinary services in Advent - deliberate waiting to celebrate and anticipating the time when Jesus will return

Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December
Christmas trees from lots of community organisations on display in church, raising money for the Stapleford Community Warden Scheme

Christmas Messy Church

9.45 am Sunday 15 December in the Johnson Hall
Crafts, fun and a bible story for all ages

Blue Christmas Service

6 pm Thursday 19 December
A quiet reflective service for all who want time out from the busyness of Christmas, and space for those for whom Christmas brings painful memories

Nine Lessons & Carols

6.30 pm Sunday 22 December
Hear again of the birth of Jesus with this traditional feast of music and readings

Carols & Christingle

4 pm Christmas Eve
Come and enjoy the magic of carols by candlelight, and help raise money for The Children's Society work with disadvantaged young people

Midnight Communion

11.30 pm Christmas Eve
Bring in Christmas Day in the beauty of our ancient church

All Age Christmas Day Service

9.45 am All Age Communion
Joy and fun for all as we celebrate the birth of Jesus

Children & young people

They need space to prepare too!

Christmas Messy Church

9.45 am Sunday 15 December in the Johnson Hall
Crafts, fun and a bible story for All Ages

Junior Church

9.45 am in the Johnson Hall during services on 8 and 22 December

Youth Party

Sunday 15 December, 5 to 7 pm
Christmas celebration party for years 7+

Youth Groups

And don't forget all our regular youth groups
See calendar for more details
Or contact our youth worker Zac Britton

A-Group-With-No-Name: Yrs 9-11 Thursdays 4.30 to 6 pm
Friday Youth Club: Yrs 6-8 Fridays 3.30 to 5 pm
Another-Group-That-Needs-A-Name: Yrs 5-7 second Sunday each month 4 to 5.30 pm