Easter 2017

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In Lent, Christians take a sober look at their own role in bringing about Jesus' death. We examine our own sin, and face up to how weak we truly are. We turn to God, who is the only One with the power to forgive us and change us.
In the second century, the church used Lent as a time for training new believers as Christians. The whole church community took part, and fasted together. Come Easter, the new believers would be baptized into the Church.
As more people were baptized as children, Lent became a time for looking at the depth of one's own sin, and turning away from them.

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Christmas 2016

Everyone is welcome at all these events and all our regular Services. Those marked with a child friendly are particularly suitable for children.

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Date

Event

Venue

Time

Sunday 27th November

Advent Carol Service with Communion

St Christopher's

6pm

Sunday 4th December

Gift Service (bring a new toy (unwrapped) or money for the Salvation Army appeal)

child friendly

St Christopher's

10.30am

Monday 5th December

Lighting of the Warden Hill Christmas Tree

child friendly

St Christopher's

5.30pm

Saturday 10th December

Carol Singing

Morrisons

11am to 12noon

Sunday 11th December

Messy Church

child friendly

URC Centre

3.30pm

Monday 12th December

Carol Supper (Bring & Share finger food)

URC Centre

7pm

Sunday 18th December

Christmas Carol Service

St Peter's, Leckhampton

6pm

Christmas Eve 24th December

Crib Service

child friendly

St Christopher's

4pm

Christmas Eve 24th December

Midnight Communion

St Christopher's

11pm

Christmas Day 25th December

Family Communion

child friendly

St Christopher's

10am

New Year's Eve 31st December

Watchnight Service & Bellringing

St Christopher's

11.40pm

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Letter

Dear Friends,

"Familiarity breeds contempt" so the saying goes. We can become complacent about things we see and do frequently.

We worship (at St. Christopher's) in a building which a priest-poet has described as a "temple of colour". How much do we really appreciate what we have here in Warden Hill?

July was a busy month window-visit wise. We had three booked groups plus various individuals.

Even people who have already seen pictures of the Denny windows on our website are amazed when they see the reality.

Have you ever noticed that all our windows can look different at different times of the day, and in different light conditions? Keep your eyes open.

For a 1960s building our windows cover three periods: the Comper east window is based on the neo-gothic of the nineteenth century Victorians, Denny represents the twentieth century and our new Mynheer windows the twenty-first.

St. Christopher's is unique. And so are we - all part of God's family, but each one an individual.

Let us rejoice in our church: not just the building but the people as well - not just our present congregation, but also those who have worshipped here in the past, and made it what it is today - a "temple of colour" demonstrating God's love and glory.

Yours in Christ,

Pam

P.S. When you have time look in the Visitors' Book and read how much St. Christopher's means to those who have sought us out - and where they have come from. You might get a surprise.

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