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Craft Fayre

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On Saturday 25th November a Craft Fayre is being held in Church. We would be grateful for any cakes and preserves to sell.  These can be brought into Church on Friday 24th or Saturday morning.  Please come and support this event.

ORGANIC APPETISERS 2

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Sunday 26th November at about 11.30 am

Following the successful and tasty launch last month, Andrew Carter will be presenting this month’s Organic Appetiser after the morning service on Sunday 26th Nov.  Again a delicious appetiser will be served by our choral culinary experts, and Andrew will

demonstrate the famous Father Willis Great Reeds (Posaune and Clarion) in some stirring Spanish music.  Please do stay for 15-20 minutes after the service to enjoy this musical and culinary feast!  Retiring Collection for the Organ Renovation Fund.

Christingle & Darkness to Light Services

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SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER

Christingle

In two weeks’ time Advent Sunday will be celebrated at St Mary Magdalene’s with two special services. The idea is to really mark the beginning of Advent as a distinct and special season.  At our 10am service on the 3rd December, we will enjoy the Christingle Service when the children will make and then light the glorious, orange Christingles to reflect that Jesus is the light of the world.

 

 

 

Darkness to Light

 

In the evening at 7 pm candles will fill our beautiful church with light again as we welcome in the Advent season with Advent carols and special musical items. The Ven. Simon Hill will preach.

Do come.

New – Today Sheet

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We are working on producing a new version of the Today Sheet, so look out for some different looking ones over the next few weeks!

New Cross

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I am pleased to say that, hopefully, we will soon have a new cross over the pulpit.

This will be made by Mr Harris, a local blacksmith.

The suggested design (it has to go to PCC for final approval) has been inspired by a necklace that Daphne Seddon wears. We plan to have it made in brass and steel.

Stuff Wanted for Christingle

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“WANTED – for the CHRISTINGLE SERVICE on 3rd December – Table candelabra, cupcake holders suitable for candles (the stubby/tall fatter sort) and branched candle holders . If you can lend them, please let Rod or myself know.

Thank you.”

Margaret Roe

Volunteers for Christmas Leaflets

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Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help deliver Christmas leaflets around the parish. These will soon be ready. However, there are still about four roads we need to cover.

If you feel able to help, please add your name to the list at the back of church.

 

From Darkness to Light 2017

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St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton, will again be offering this service for Advent Sunday – this year on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 7.00 pm (please note 30 mins earlier than last year), starting by candlelight.  We hope to bring in many people from all around to enjoy the advent atmosphere and hear moving music and readings to prepare for the Christmas season.  There will be interesting and stimulating new music (including a new setting of People look East by John Bodiley) as well as classic advent carols for singers and instruments;  also a rousing Advent address by the Archdeacon of Taunton, and seasonal refreshments.  Please invite friends!

Foodbank

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If you are able to supply any of these we would be so grateful.

Diane & Derek

Advent Reading

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Reading

You are invited to come to the bookshop to find your reading for the Advent season. We have a good selection of books along with Advent candles and calendars.

Blankets Needed

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TAUNTON OPEN DOOR would like any blankets and clothing you are able to donate.

North Street Church Vacancy

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North Street Church is looking for a Church Administrator, there is a job description at the back of church if you are interested.

For more information contact Christ Beattie chris.bt@live.co.uk