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Advent & Christmas at St John's

Wednesday 1 - 24 December
Decorate a Star 
Help us decorate our window at St John's Centre (no bigger than A4) - just bring along any time or pop through letterbox

Saturday 4 December
Christmas Market, 9am, St John's Centre
Christmas gifts, jewellery, tombola, raffle, cakes and puddings and more...  All welcome!

Saturday 12 December
Christingle Service, 5pm, St John's Church
A family-friendly service lasting under an hour where we will learn about Christingles together before making one to take home.
Carols @ Chestfield WI Hall, 6.30pm
(followed by mulled wine & mince pies)  All welcome!

Friday 17 December
Sparkle & Shine, 7pm, St John's Centre
An evening for ladies of all ages to escape some of the madness.  There will be some games (optional) and a festive craft (also optional), some music.  Dust off your Christmas finery and come and join us.  Bring your own drinks, a plate of nibbles to share and a Secret Santa gift (no more than £5).  No need to book, just come along.

Saturday 18 December
Light a Candle, 10am - 12 noon
The church will be open for anyone who wants to light a candle
in memory of a loved one, or to just sit awhile

Sunday 19 December
Carols by Candlelight, 6.30pm, St John's Church
Lasting about an hour, we will sing some carols and listen to some readings, all by candlelight.
This is a lovely service with a special atmosphere.  It's Christmas magic!  All welcome.

Monday 20 December
Family Festive Craft Afternoon, 2pm, St John's Centre
Come and join in an afternoon of family-friendly festive crafts to take home with you afterwards.
It promises to be noisy, messy and a lot of fun!  £2 per child (adults free).  No need to book, just come along.

Tuesday 21 December
Carols @ Coffee Break, 10am, St John's Centre
Don't be lonely - come and join us for some carols over a coffee (or tea) and cake or mince pies.

Wednesday 22 December
Carols outside St Joseph's Church, Chestfield
(organised by Chestfield Parish Council)

Christmas Eve
Holy Communion, 10am, St John's Centre
A short informal Holy Communion service with some carols
Crib Services, 3.30pm & 5pm, St John's Church
Take an hour out of the preparations and share in a special time when we'll put together our Crib Scene and remind ourselves of the real magic of Christmas.  Family-friendly, but be careful you might just find yourself joining in!  For children of all ages.
(Both services will be the same) 

First Holy Communion of Christmas, 11.30pm, St John's Church
A traditional service with some carols and Holy Communion as we officially mark
the start of the Christmas season at midnight

Christmas Day
Family Holy Communion, 9.30am, St John's Church
An informal Holy Communion service with carols and a short talk

New Years Eve
Family New Years Eve Party, 3.30pm, St John's Centre
Come along and enjoy some fun at our early New Years Eve Party.  There will be games for all ages (optional) and we'll celebrate New Years Eve at 5.00pm (along with Jamaica!).  No cost but bring your own drinks and a plate of nibbles to share.  Booking preferred but not essential.  To book contact Jane Myhill on 07761963971