Christmas Events Around the Village

Christmas Events Around the Village

Both the Methodist & St Mary’s Churches in the village have issued their latest updates in the run-up to Christmas 2015, the highlights are listed first and other detail dates below that:

Christmas PosadaPosada

The churches in West Bergholt and Great Horkesley, as part of their Christmas preparations, are supporting Mary and Joseph on their journey around the villages.  This was previously announced on another news update, click to read more.

Christmas Tree Festival – 11th & 12th December

The pupils from Heathlands School will be decorating Christmas trees with gifts for people at the Night Shelter. The trees will be on display in St Mary’s Church on Friday between 3pm-4pm and on Saturday between 1pm-3pm. Come and vote for your favourite!

Messy ChurchMessy Church

At St Mary’s, the next Messy Church is on Sunday 13th when will be having a Messy Nativity! There will be something for all ages in this informal and friendly family service.

Carol singersCarol Singing outside the Co-op – 18th December

Both churches are calling on all to come and join them at the Co-op between 6:15 & 7:30, all voices are welcome and cogffee & mince pies will be available afterwards.  This is in aid of Action for Children

Carols in the Old Church – 20th December

This starts at 2:30pm.

Candlelight Carol Service – 20th December

This takes place at 6:30pm at the Methodist Church, Chapel Road, this service will also be a focus of the travels of Mary & Joseph on their Posada with their diary being available to view.

Craft materialsChristmas Coffee & Craft – 21st December

Running at the Methodist Church Hall between 10:30 & 12:00, this is an event for (accompanied) children aged 0 -11 to engage in a range of festive crafts.  Charge is £2.50 per family.

Decorating St Mary’s for Christmas – 22nd December

Starting at 10am help decorate the church for Christmas – all helpers welcome! If you can help, please contact Liz Dixon in the Parish Office tel: 243683 or email [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

Some Related Notes

Alternative Christmas Card

This is now available at St mary’s Church – all money collected will be donated to the Children’s Society. Please gift aid if you can.

St Mary’s Christmas Choir Rehearsals

These are taking place in St Mary’s at 10:45am on 13th December and in the Old Church at 10am on 20th December.

Other Dates

These all relate to St Mary’s unless otherwise noted:

  • Thurs 10 Dec – 9am coffee morning;
  • Fri 11 Dec – 7.45pm Wired youth group;
  • Sun 13 Dec
    • 9.30am Messy Church;
    • 9.30am Communion, St Mary’s, Langham;
    • 11.15am Holy Communion, All Saints, Great Horkesley.
  • Sun 13 Dec – 4.30pm Evening Prayer;
  • Thurs 17 Dec – 9am coffee; 2.30pm 5Ts;
  • Sun 20 Dec
    • 8am BCP Communion, St Mary’s Langham;
    • 9.30am Carol service, St Peter’s Boxted;
    • 11.15am Communion;
    • 4pm Christingle, All Saints, Great Horkesley.
  • Christmas Eve:
    • 3pm Crib Service;
    • 6.45pm Carol Service;
    • 11.30pm Midnight Communion at All Saints, Great Horkesley.
  • Christmas Day – 9.30am Family Christmas Service;
  • Sat 16th January – Senior Citizens Lunch.

Sunday Bible Readings

  • Sun 13 Dec – Luke 3:7-18 – John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus (cont’d)
  • Sun 20 Dec – Luke 1:39-45 – Mary visits Elizabeth




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