This Week

Hello Christ Church,

1. Night Prayer Tonight

2. Tots & Tinies

3. Sunday’s Services

4. Flyering Sunday

5. Christ Church Christmas Choir

6. Re-Connect Groups Update

7. Advent Connect Group

8. Community Carols

9. Carols by Candlelight & Our other Christmas Services

10. Salvation Army Christmas Hampers

11. Service Time Changes

12. Alpha 2022

Night Prayer

Night Prayer is this evening, Wednesday 24th November at 8.30pm. Join here – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84992162350?pwd=Qk9pWWIzbENJNi9XdVhVUk1UWTQ2UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9216 2350, Passcode: 571706.

Tots & Tinies

Don’t forget, Tots & Tinies (0-5s) meet 10.00 – 11.30am each Thursday at Christ Church. Tell your friends and if you would like to help out, please contact Anna 07704 036785.

Sunday’s Services

As we now enter Advent, and look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus, over the next few Sundays we will be opening God’s word and taking a look through the book of Luke. This Sunday 28th November, Anna will be taking us through Luke 21:25-36, where Jesus talks about His eventual return in glory and the signs we should look to as we wait…

There will be the usual 9.00am Eucharistic service and the 10.30am service of more informal worship.

Tea and coffee will normally be served each Sunday from 10.00 – 10.25am.

In consideration of anyone who isn’t quite ready to go without a mask and mingle inside the building, the pews on the right hand side of church will remain socially distanced.

Livestreaming of the 10.30am service is continuing for those who can’t make it to church in person, and is also available to watch later – http://www.facebook.com/christchurchchester/live.

Flyering Sunday

This Sunday, we will all got out and about during the 10.30am service and delivered Christmas cards to every home in our parish. Please make sure you wrap up warmly and bring a brolly just in case. Groups will be allocated areas of the parish to distribute cards and if you would be willing to use your car, please let Anna know as soon as possible.

Christ Church Christmas Choir

If you haven’t done already, remember there is a sign-up sheet at the back of church this Sunday. No singing experience necessary, nor do you have to be able to read music. Rehearsals will run on Sundays, 7.00 – 8.00pm:  28th November (this Sunday) and 5th and 12th December and you will be singing at the Carols by Candlelight Service on Sunday 19th December. For more information or if you have any questions, please email Hannah Thompson: hethompson2021@gmail.com

Re-Connect Groups Update

What?When?Where?Contact
20s & 30s Social 12 Days of Christmas Parade (Then to the pub!) TOMORROW!Thursday 25th November 6.30pmMeet outside the CathedralRachel Whitehead 07961 464267 or see the Facebook event
Model Making TOMORROW!Thursday 25th NovemberMission House Lower HallTim Cox  07901 631907  
Ladies Clothes Swap Shop with cake and cocoa Please bring a friend!  Sunday 28th November 7.00 – 8.30pmThe Mission House  Amy Walker missawalker95@gmail.com

Please let Anna know if you want to arrange an event anna.leyden@christchurchchester.com.

Just a reminder that Reconnect events are not organised by Christ Church but by individuals from the church community. Please let the organiser know if you’d like to join an event.

Advent Connect Group!

Meeting on Zoom, Mondays 8.00 – 9.00pm beginning on 29th November to 20th December. Paul Towner will lead the group each week, and to let him know you will be joining and for the link – email  preb.paul@btinternet.com.

Community Carols!

Don’t forget on Sunday 12th December at a family-friendly 5.30pm, we’re going to have an outdoor Community Christmas Service and we will be joined by the Salvation Army Brass Band!  Please start praying for good weather now!

Carols by Candlelight & Our Other Christmas Services

We will be holding Carols by Candlelight in the church building the following Sunday 19th December at 7.00pm. The Christ Church Christmas Choir will be singing, so will you, and there will be refreshments after the service.

Christmas Eve: Christingle at 4.00pm

              Midnight Communion at 11.30pm

Christmas Day: Christmas Day Celebration at 10.30am. This service will be livestreamed at: http://www.facebook.com/christchurchchester/live

Salvation Army Christmas Hampers

It is so good that we have connected with our neighbours at the Salvation Army and coming together to organise the Community Carol Service is a real joy. At Christmas they prepare 200 hampers for people who are struggling and so we asked how we as a church could help out. Here are some of the items that go into the hampers and if you would like to donate, there will be a designated box at the back of church:

Toiletries in bags; chocolate coins in bags; wet wipes; small bottles of hand sanitiser gel; small packets of tissues (no boxes); toothpaste in boxes; toothbrushes; new, warm socks (these are in demand).

These items will be packed beginning on Wednesday 8th December so items will need to be collected by 5th December at the latest.

Service Time Changes

Please note that on Sunday 19th December there will be one joint service at 10.30am

                      and on Sunday 2nd January there will be one joint service at 9.00am

Alpha 2022

The Alpha Course will be available to join on Zoom each Thursday 7.30pm beginning on 14th January 2022. For more details and joining information, please contact Abi – abi.lycett@lightcollege.ac.uk.

As ever, please do keep checking our website www.christchurchchester.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/christchurchchester and Instagram www.instagram.com/christchurchchester pages for regular updates, and don’t forget to ‘like and share’ on Facebook!

Thanks for reading!

God bless,

Carys