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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT OR XMAS SLOG?
Christmas is coming. Do those words stir joy in your heart or a groan at the thought of all that it entails? The shopping, the cost, the cooking, the parties, the visits to relatives, the mountain of Christmas cards to write and send, followed by another mountain of Christmas cards to put up as they arrive, the decorating, the wrapping, the In-laws’ to stay and the same old Christmas songs wherever you go.
In that mad dash through December give yourself a little time out, a moment to relax and let someone else take the strain, time to think, time to breathe and time to just be. You never know, keeping the true spirit of Christmas might just help us all to rediscover the joy of the season.
Start with the coffee morning to help raise funds for Christmas Flowers, in the Church Room on Saturday 1st December at 10am. Then there is the Pirbright Singers Concert in the Church, also on Saturday 1st December in the evening.
On Saturday 8th join us at 4pm for the quiet, reflective Loved Ones Service and afternoon tea, remembering special family and friends we have loved.
Wrap up warm for traditional carol singing around the village on Wednesday 12th, starting in the Ave de Cagny carpark at 6.30pm for about an hour of carol singing and finishing at the Vicarage with mulled wine and mince pies.
The beautiful candlelit Nine Lessons and Carols service is on Sunday 16th at 6.30pm, a service of celebration followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Church Room.
On Christmas Eve, don’t miss the ever popular and absolutely delightful Crib Services at 3.30 and 5pm, followed by Midnight Mass at 11:30. All leading up to Christmas Day and the 10.00am family celebration and Communion Service.
And if the services don’t appeal, don’t forget that you can just pop into the church at any time, to see the beautiful flowers or just to enjoy a moment of two of peace and quiet. Editor
Vicar: The Revd. Christine Musser,
The Vicarage, The Green, Pirbright, GU24 0JE Tel 01483 473332; email@example.com