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Mothering Sunday at Christ Church

Our Mothering Sunday service was a fun family event. We heard the story of a young mother who protected her child at the cost of her life and remembered Mary who stayed with her son until the end at the foot of the cross. Amazing examples of the extraordinary love a mother can have for her child.

The children made flower pot gifts, decorated gift bags and iced biscuits. A few of the biscuits survived and were given to the Mums as presents! In addition the children distributed beautiful bunches of daffodils to the ladies.

A highlight was having a church family with all three mothers and four generations all present at once. We had the privilege of a visit from a mother who was christened in the church in 1929.

It is wonderful to know God’s love for us is as a mother’s love for her child, unconditional and unending.

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Thank you Pat

A huge thank you to Pat Ormerod. For over 25 years Pat has created some extraordinary flower displays at Christ Church for weekly services and special events. She has designed amazing displays for Harvest, Remembrance Sunday, Easter, Christmas and many more.  She has produced stunning backdrops and unique memories for couples on their wedding day. Along the way Pat has led and trained a great team of helpers. She has run fun workshops to make us all feel we can do it too! She is stepping down now. We are very grateful for all she has given us over the …

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Candlemas at Christ Church

Early in the new year we celebrate Candlemas, when forty days after his birth, Mary and Joseph presented Jesus at the temple. At Christ Church each year we have a special service where families can renew their baptismal promises. It is a service for all with the opportunity to especially invite families, godparents and friends of children recently baptised. The  children relight the baptismal candle given to them on their christening day to remind them that God has promised to be with them and to care for them always.We sing favourite hymns and take time in the service to decorate …

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Christingle at Christ Church

Christingle at Christ Church is a regular with many families in the area. A time to get together to remember the extraordinary story of the birth of Jesus before they head into the fun of Christmas Day. The church looked amazing.  We read the Christmas story, lit our Christingle candles and sung carols by candlelight. With the magic of candlelight we were able to experience the wonder of that first Christmas, when God came to earth as a tiny baby. We had two services and over 500 people  came to enjoy this special time.

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All Age Nativity

Our all age Nativity was a fun time. With little or no rehearsal our cast came together to tell the story of that first Christmas. The narrators did a great job of keeping everyone nearly on track! Children and adults transformed into Mary, Joseph, shepherds, angels, kings and inn keepers. In a slightly haphazard way they all actually arrived at Bethlehem. The singing was beautiful. The musicians did a great job.

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Sometimes he calms the storm, sometimes he calms his child.

Imagine you are sitting by the side of the Sea of Galilee…it is a beautiful still evening and the waves are gently lapping the shore. Jesus arrives with his disciples. He has been preaching all day and is exhausted and needs peace and quiet away from the crowds. The sun is beginning to set. Jesus says, “Let’s get in a boat and go over to the other side of the lake.” You get in with Jesus and His disciples. You move away from the shore. The wind is still. The boat rocks back and forth gently in the waves. Jesus lays down on a …

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O, Denneboom

O,Denneboom, O,Denneboom It was a cold and blustery morning, luckily without the forecasted rain, when we gathered in Trawden to choose and cut our “Lights of Love” Christmas tree generously donated, for the second year running, by Bernard Ross. It was interesting and fun talking with Bernard about how the trees he planted as saplings have grown over the years and such a joy making the acquaintance of his beautiful collie called Fly. Soleful eyes with a gentle character stared back at me when we were introduced before she realised that I was a friend and her tail began wagging …

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Christmas Tree Festival

Church continues to be a hive of activity as we prepare for our Christmas Tree and Music Festival. The event is launched with the switch on of our Lights of Love Christmas Tree outside church at 7:30pm on Friday 1st December. The short ceremony is followed by mulled wine and mince pies in church. The tree’s lights are dedicated to loved ones who will receive a Christmas card telling them that a light is lit in their honour. You can purchase your own lights by filling in a formf which will be available from church and other local outlets or …

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