Advent and Christmas

This Advent and Christmas, things may be a bit different but neither Christmas nor Advent are cancelled. We still wait in hope for the coming of Christ; light in the darkness and we’re finding alternative ways to prepare and celebrate.

Advent window trail

Members of our congregation and friends of St Paul and St Stephen’s have been lighting up their windows during Advent with creative displays. We’ll put up photos as we receive them, but as a sneak peak, the roads you might want to keep an eye on are:

King Edward’s Avenue, Robinson Road, Osric Road, Seymour Road, Linden Road, Matson Place, Wilton Close, Wilton Road and Frampton Road

See all Advent windows

Posada

Following the Latin American tradition remembering the hard journey Mary and Joseph took, we have been following them around our parish this Advent

See the full Posada journey

Angel trail

Look out for the angels as they head for Bethlehem – how many can you find around the parish?
You may also wish to download and print an angel picture, or just make your own and bring them to the stable in the churchyard.

Virtual nativity

We can’t gather together for the crib service this year but the story of the first Christmas is more important than ever!  Watch out for our virtual nativity – God is Everywhere – on our YouTube channel.  You might even be able to spot some people you know in the film.


Events

Please join us for the following events through Advent – all are welcome

Advent Reflections

Every Sunday at 6pm on Zoom and our YouTube channel – if you would like to join us, please send us your name and email address and we’ll drop you an invitation.

Advent Wednesdays

We’ll be reflecting on 2020 through the Christmas story

25th November, 2nd, 9th and 16th December at 7:45pm on Zoom – if you would like to join us, please send us your name and email address and we’ll drop you an invitation.

Christmas Quiz

Join us for an informal quiz – unfortunately you’ll need to provide your own drinks and nibbles

Saturday 19th December at 7:30pm on Zoom – if you would like to join us, please send us your name and email address and we’ll drop you an invitation.

Nativity Trail

On Christmas Eve, download a map and explore the nativity trail around our parish – six scenes to find. The church will be open between 11am and 4pm for people finishing the trail to come and see the crib.

Midnight Mass

Christmas Eve at 11:30pm

If you would like to join us, please let us know in advance so that we know numbers for staying safe.  Please email Andy at admin@stpaulstephenglos.org.uk

Things will be a bit different, so you can find more details about some of the measures we’ve brought in at https://www.stpaulstephenglos.org.uk/who-we-are/how-we-worship/covid-19-changes-to-worship/

This service will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel

Parish Communion

Christmas Day at 10am

If you would like to join us, please let us know in advance so that we know numbers for staying safe.  Please email Andy at admin@stpaulstephenglos.org.uk

Things will be a bit different, so you can find more details about some of the measures we’ve brought in at https://www.stpaulstephenglos.org.uk/who-we-are/how-we-worship/covid-19-changes-to-worship/

This service will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel

Sunday service times:

10:00 Eucharist

Wednesday service times:

19:45 Wednesday Wonderings (on Zoom)

Thursday service times:

10:00 Eucharist

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