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Advent and Christmas 2020


Christmas Services and Events

We are currently under Tier2 Covid 19 regulations and have become used to adjusting our services, or canceling them as the situation shifts. Please check our website and notices outside the Church to confirm details.


Virtual Nativity

In place of the Posada, where the figures of Mary and Joseph went on a tour of our homes and other places, this year we invite people to send in pictures of their nativity scenes at home and they are appearing day by day to those on our email list and also on our website at Advent 2020.

To send a picture use the email address Blacklands.nativity@btinternet.com;  

or to receive the posts, and also the daily prayers if you wish, please email me on charles.hill14@tiscali.co.uk.


Advent Course online

Christine Oades has used the national Church of England course Comfort and Joy to craft study sessions for us. As we are unable to meet in discussions groups at the moment you can receive the material by email from me: charles.hill14@tiscali.co.uk or you can access the national material on www.churchofengland.org/resources/ preparing-advent-christmas-2020-comfort-and-joy

or just put “comfort and Joy” CofE into a search engine.

I will circulate questions and comments sent to me, by email. Charlie


Advent & Christmas Worship

All services are limited to 60 people and some will be ticketed.

Please comply in hand cleansing, face covering, social distancing and track & trace.

Advent services at 10.30 am Parish Communion each Sunday; 9 am Morning Prayer;  9.30 am Communion each Wednesday

Carols by Candlelight Sunday 20th December 4 pm- we will not be able to sing but carols will be played as we tell the Christmas story

Community Carol Singing Tuesday 22nd December 6 pm – socially distanced carols outside the Church, we can’t provide refreshments this year but bring your own!

Crib Services Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December 4 pm and 6 pm -tickets available from Eventbrite

www.eventbrite.co.uk or at church.

4 pm tickets at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/131345320389

6 pm tickets at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/131356409557

Midnight Mass Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December 11.15 pm tickets from Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/130302535391 or from church.

Christmas Morning Communion Christmas Day Friday 25th December 10.30 am