Christmas 2018 at St. Andrew's
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Last week a team of helpers had been busy setting up in readiness for the Christmas Tree Festival which has been a feature of the Churches Christmas season for a decade now. This year there are over 35 trees being decorated by various groups, firms and organisation from across the community.
Alongside the Christmas trees is a life size stable which this year has had a makeover - and this year - a roof! During these weeks of preparation for Christmas three life size Wise Men making their way through the Church to the Stable. The Christmas Tree Festival and Crib Scene will be dedicated at a family friendly service this coming Saturday at 6.00p.m, and everyone is welcome to come along and join in.
On Monday the mood changes and there is to be a special Light up a life Service in support of the work of St Margaret’s Hospice. All are invited and especially those who have been affected by the death of a loved one in the past. As usual there will be readings, carols and a chance to light a candle in memory of those ‘we love but no longer see’. The Light Up a Life service commences at 7.00p.m.
On Sunday 16th at 6.00p.m. there will be a Carol Service for the Town which this year includes a Somerset Carol – ‘Come you worthy Gentlemen’ which the Victorian Folk song collector Cyril Sharpe heard being sung in Bridgwater. We will be joined on this occasion by the choir of St Andrew’s School. Again – all are welcome.
Services for Christmas
11.15p.m. Midnight Mass
8.00a.m. Holy Communion
10.00a.m. Festival Eucharist & Blessing of the Crib
10.00a.m. Holy Communion at Edithmead Church