Advent is a season of joyful expectancy when we prepare to receive again the good news of the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. It is news that we want to share with others. It is news too precious to keep to ourselves. The joy, the light, the hope needs to be renewed in us and to spill out to witness to those around us. News that God came to be with us where we are because of His infinite love for us. None of us needs to be reminded of the challenges that this year brings as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. As we prepare for celebrating Christmas in our homes, we have also been making preparations to celebrate in our churches. Details of services below. The services we are able to have, the Christmas trees in our churchyards, the stars on the railings at Haseley are all ways in which we are witnessing to the coming of Christ into a world which so badly needs Him. We are witnessing to the joy, the hope that can never be extinguished. We learn once again that the Christ who was born in a manger is not restricted by our buildings or Covid prohibitions. His embrace takes in the world. A world full of challenges and need. His peace is ready for us each to receive in our hearts. So let us make whatever preparations we can. Put a light in your window. Put up a star on Haseley railings. Make ready once more to welcome and witness to the Christ child as we wait for Him this Advent."Of what help is it if Jesus was born, if he is not born within us?” St Augustine
Services and EventsSaturday 12th ad 19th December Holy Trinity Church open for prayer 9.30-10.30
Thursdays 11.00 Zoom Bible Study. Log in details from Karen Walker at [email protected]Sunday 13th December 8.30 am Holy Communion St Mary’s Haseley
Saturday 19th December St Mary’s Haseley. Church open 10 - 3pm to see the Christmas decorations.
Sunday 20th December St Mary’s Hasely 2.30 pm. Open air carol and crib service. Bring a mask, a chair and wrap up warmly for a short celebration where we will be arranged into 2metre bubbles.
(NO Midnight Mass due to Covid risk)
8.30 am St Laurence Rowington, Holy Communion
9 am St John the Baptist Honiley, Holy Communion
10 am Holy Trinity Hatton, Holy Communion