TODAY’S READINGS: Advent 4: 2 Samuel 7.1-11,16, Romans 16.25-end, Luke 1.26-38
READINGS & SERVICES FOR
28th December: Christmas 1: Isaiah 61.10-62.3, Galations 4.4-7, Luke 2.15-21
10am Benefice Service Shrewton
We say a short service of prayers at one of our churches –15 mins maximum- on the following days. Do join us if you can.
Weds 10am St Mary’s, Shrewton
Weds 5.30pm Chitterne
Sat 9am St Mary’s, Shrewton
FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Jane, Emily, Kathy, Pam, Tim, Eve, Simon, Jack, Hugh, Alan, Nicky, Julie, Sandra, Ann, Oscar, Angie, Jerry; the family of Doris Windsor whose funeral takes place this coming week.
If you would like us to remember someone by name in this notice sheet, please let me know.
HOME COMMUNION AT CHRISTMAS
You are probably already aware that we visit people at home for a service of Holy Communion when they are unable to get to church. This is especially important for many as we approach Christmas. If you would like to receive Communion at home, or would like to request this on behalf of a relative, friend or neighbour, please contact us using the numbers below.
CAROL SINGING, 22nd December
Carol singing around Orcheston. Meet at 6pm at the village hall. Bring a torch and wrap up well! All welcome and you will be rewarded with a mince pie and mulled wine afterwards.
MESSY CHURCH, 30th December
Messy Church, to fill your bit in the middle.
You know that bit between Christmas and New Year when the kids are bored with the new toys and you are a little fed up with the kids? Fear not, Messy Church is here to fill that gap! Come along to Shrewton Methodist Church on Tuesday 30th December 10.30am -1pm and lunch is provided too!! Grandchildren also welcome :~).
ACTIVITIES AT THE CATHEDRAL
Children’s Christmas Craft sessions
Monday 22 December, Tuesday 23 December 10am-12noon or 3-4pm each day
Glitzy, gluey and gorgeous. Make exciting Christmas decorations for your home – all materials provided. £3.00 per child; parents stay.
‘Twilight Tower Tours’
until 23 December, 3.15pm
Then 26 December – 2 January, 2.15pm.
Climb 332 steps to the base of the spire for spectacular views of Salisbury City’s Christmas illuminations, followed by a cream tea and Evensong. Not including Sundays. More details: Tickets £14.00 (adults), £12.00 (concessions) or £45 (family ticket, 2+3). Book online or call 01722 555156.
Thank you to all who have sent cards, gifts and good wishes; you are terribly generous! We would like to wish you all a very Happy and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!