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December and January Services
Advent is traditionally a time of creative waiting as preparations are made for Christmas, days full of anticipation and hope. This year, however, the increasing cost of living in the UK and so many divisions which are creating a Disunited Kingdom, as well the shocking scenes of warfare between Russia and Ukraine, Israel and Gaza, are making many downhearted. So, one traditional carol may have a particular resonance this year. ‘It came upon the midnight clear’ was written in 1849 by Edmund Sears when there was unrest in Europe and the United States’ war with Mexico had only just ended. Sears portrayed the world as full of wrongdoing and fighting at a time when he was depressed and concerned about war in his own day – nevertheless he urged people to seek peace. As his words are sung once more, may they enable us to find fresh hope that peace will eventually prevail:
Yet with the woes of sin and strife the world has suffered long, Beneath the angel strain have rolled two thousand years of wrong
And man, at war with man, hears not the love song which they bring, Oh hush the noise ye men of strife and hear the angels sing.
The angels sang of Glory to God and peace to all people – in the midst of all the heartache, may there still be glorious and peaceful moments to be shared this Christmas!
With my prayers; pob bendith, Christine, Guardian.
Services in Advent will focus on the Churches Together course following the Magi and their journey to the Christchild:
First Sunday of Advent, 3rd December, 3pm: Service of reflection – Stars
Tuesday 5th, 10.30am: Julian Group at the Centre
Thursday 7th noon: Holy Eucharist
Second Sunday of Advent, 10th, 3pm: Service of reflection for Advent – Travels
Thursday 14th, noon: Holy Eucharist
Fri. 15th, 10.30 -3pm: Advent Quiet Day – meeting Herod, meeting Jesus.There is a maximum of ten people so please register beforehand and bring your own lunch, hot drinks provided. Cost £10.
Third Sunday of Advent, 17th, 3pm: Service of reflection for Advent – Gifts You are invited to bring with you a gift of food items which are in date or money to support the local Food Bank.
Thursday 21st, noon: Holy Eucharist
Friday 22nd, Carol Service at St Cynog’s, 6.30pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Christmas Eve, Fourth Sunday of Advent, 24th, 3pm: Carol Service by candlelight.
Christmas Day, Monday 25th, 9.30 am: Christ Mass
Thursday 28th, noon: No service
New Year’s Eve, First Sunday of Christmas, 31st, 3pm: Service of reflection for New Year..
Thursday January 4th, noon: Holy Eucharist
First Sunday of Epiphany, 7th, 3pm: Service of reflection marking Epiphany
Thursday 11th, noon: Holy Eucharist
Second Sunday of Epiphany, 14th, 3pm: Service of reflection
Thursday 18th, noon: Holy Eucharist
Third Sunday of Epiphany, 21st, 3pm: Service of reflection
Thursday 25th, noon: Holy Eucharist
Epiphany 4, 28th, 3pm, Service of reflection – with Holocaust Memorial.