In lieu of our planned Away in a Manger Christmas event, we would love to gather together as a church on Christmas eve for a zoom Scratch Nativity (Really putting the scratch in this year!)
3pm-4pm on Zoom Christmas Eve
email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link
Christingle Live and at Home!
Catch up with our Christingle Service from Sunday 13th December 2020.
Away in a Manger
Dear sisters and brothers
Following the Prime Minister‘s announcement on Saturday the situation in which we are conducting our Christmas celebrations has changed markedly. It is, therefore, with regret that we have decided to cancel our ‘Away in a Manger’ event due to take place at St Peter’s on Christmas Eve. I’m sure that like me you will have read the news with growing concern and a desire to do the right thing to ensure that we keep everybody safe as we await the widespread vaccination program which will give us an opportunity to move forward as a nation.
Over the next few hours we will be updating our publicity to let people know that we are cancelling the event and I would be grateful if you could also pass on the word to others. Can I thank everyone who has been involved in the planning for this event and who was due to volunteer for it. It was an exciting possibility, however, we also knew it was one that ran the risk of being overtaken by events.
Whilst our crib event and many of our Christmas plans have been cancelled, the good news is that Christmas itself has not! God, in Christ, has come to be with us in the midst of the challenges and opportunities of our fallen world offering us hope, joy and peace. Despite this virus, I pray that you will know these gifts this Christmas.