Category: Seasons

Christmas Services

There is a Christmas Service for everyone at one of the parish churches of Henfield, Shermanbury or Woodmancote.  Join your local church for the perfect way to celebrate Christmas.  See the times of all the services below. For further details please see the Christmas services page.

St. Peter’s, Henfield

Sunday 20th December at 5.30pm: Festival of 9 lessons and carols by candlelight . 

Christmas Eve: Saturday 24th December

4.00pm: Crib Service.  

11.30pm: Midnight Mass 

Christmas Day: Sunday 25th December

8.30am: Traditional Christmas Day Communion. 

10.00am:  Christmas Day Parish Communion  for all ages

St. Giles’, Shermanbury

Sunday 11th December at 4pm Service of Lessons and Carols    (NB Please note the new time of 4pm in your diaries!)

Christmas Eve: Saturday 24th December at 11.30pm  Midnight Holy Communion

 St. Peter’s, Woodmancote

Sunday 18th December at 11.00am Service of Lessons and Carols  

Christmas Day: Sunday 25th December at 9.45am Christmas Holy Communion

Christingle

On Advent Sunday we had lots of fun making our Christingles.  Then Mary and Joseph set out on their Posada journey round the Parishes; they will return to the Crib service on Christmas Eve.

 

There was one very large Christingle!
Mary and Joseph start their journey

LENT

As we get to Shrove Tuesday (DO come and join us for pancakes at Henfield’s Corpus Christi hall on Tuesday at 5pm with Ecumenical style!), and Ash Wednesday, we enter Lent for this year.

If you are looking for some good resources for Lent, here are some (we have ‘borrowed’ some from David Keen – Lenternet and others):

Christian Aid has quite a slew of resources and ideas including Count your Blessings & their twitter stream, and TEAR Fund are supporting a Carbon Fast.

There’s also the Church of England’s most digital Lent course, Exploring God’s Mercy, with the Bishop of Sheffield and others.

The Nail - Stephen Cotterell

The Nail - Stephen Cotterell

Here at Henfield we are doing Frugal Lunches on Wednesdays. Soup & bread & a ‘thought’. We will be using Bishop Stephen Cotterell’s The Nail as our basis. Come and drop in any Wednesday lunchtime at St Peter’s Henfield.

Adrian Chatfield of the Simeon Centre has some useful ideas for individuals to try – especially if you use the internet a lot.

Have a blessed Lent!