OUR BOOKSHOP IS LOOKING FOR A NEW MANAGER
If you are keen, please email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the job description. Deadline for applications, which should be sent to the Office, is 31st December 2015.
We do hope you enjoy our Christingle service on Sunday at 10am.
What is a Christingle and what does it stand for? The word Christingle means “Christ light” and is a symbolic representation for Jesus being the Light of the World. Each part of the Christingle means something:
- The orange, representing the world
- A red ribbon wrapped around it, or a paper frill around the candle, representing the blood of Christ
- Dried fruits and/or sweets skewered on cocktail sticks pushed into the orange, representing the fruits of the earth and the four seasons
- A candle pushed into the centre of the orange, then lit, representing Jesus Christ as Light of the World
- Aluminium foil, representing the metal nails driven into Christ’s hands and feet during his crucifixion.
Last Sunday evening we enjoyed From Darkness to Light and lots of people came. Light came in from the back of Church and soon we were singing together the glorious Advent hymns. Thanks to Miles, our Musical Director and Ian Carson, whose inspiration this service was, and all who sang and took part. We hope that this witness to our Town may become an annual event.
“Thanks to Debbie Whittaker for organising the Craft Fair which raised over £400. It was a very happy and worthwhile event.”
Do pop into the St Mary’s and see our campaign display.
“Do notice the display that Ronnie has put up about Christian Aid’s response to the refugee crisis. If you are able to give, then please use the buckets provided. As Christians, in Advent time we should be generous in spirit, help those who are refugees remembering that Joseph, Mary and Jesus had to flee to Egypt from Herod’s tyranny.”
The 5 O’CLOCK service is a brand new initiative which will take place monthly starting on Sunday 17th January (3rd Sunday of each month thereafter) in St Mary’s. The church will be open for hot drinks and biscuits from 4.30pm and the contemporary service will begin at 5pm and last for 45 minutes. This is a great opportunity to invite friends who have been chary of church or who have found timings awkward. All are welcome but try not to come alone! (Evensong will take place as usaul at 6.30pm).
please avoid using this path as it is very slippery and dangerous when wet.
If you show your receipt, the car park fee will be reimbursed to you from the coffee shop.
AS CHRISTMAS approaches, some people may expect, or hope to receive parcels by post – but take care if you find a card claiming to be from the Parcel Delivery Service (PDS)! The card will show a premium telephone number, beginning 0906. DO NOT RESPOND, or else you will immediately be charged £135 to hear a recorded message.
Please tell family, friends and neighbours about this scam. These cards have not been delivered by your postman!
HELP WITH REFRESHMENTS NEEDED:
- 30th January 2016 – Music on the Quantocks are promoting the European Chamber Orchestra with soloist Tamsin Little.
This will be an evening concert, with help needed from 6.15pm please.
As everyone is aware, the position of a Bookshop Manager is now vacant. A job description is available and anyone interested for this position should apply to the Parish Office for a copy. The deadline for applications, which should be sent to the Office, is 31st December 2015.