Church News

The Autumn term is always a busy one at St. Christopher’s Church and 2019 was no exception! From September’s Heritage Day to Christmas Day, the Church was buzzing with activity!

Harvest Pet Service

This was a first for St. Christopher’s Church! Pets were invited into the Church for our Harvest Festival service in October. Our congregation was swollen as various dogs and a very beautiful cat were brought into the Church to be blessed. Most of the animals behaved perfectly (even Muffin my chocolate lab – though she refused to pose for Jon Usher’s camera!). We hope this will be an annual event as it was very much enjoyed by us all.

Christmas Bazaar

Our Christmas Bazaar in November was a tremendous success and very enjoyable – even for those of us tied to our stalls for the day!!

Many thanks go to the very hardworking volunteers, whose energy and enthusiasm made the day a success.

Our thanks also go out to the Hinchley Wood community for providing us with so many lovely books!

Our stalls included books, CDs, DVDs, sweet and bottle tombolas, cakes, crafts and Christmas decorations, and a raffle with many wonderful prizes – including a basket of goodies from our local branch of Co-op Funeral Care. Hinchley Wood Guides also provided a stall and we had the added bonus of a book reading by Serena Hassain, a local writer, of her latest book ‘The TapDancing Pigeon of Trafalgar Square’ for all the young (and not-so-young!) meandering through the stalls.

If you didn’t manage to come along, join us on 30th November for our 2020 Christmas Bazaar!

Christmas

Members of St. Christopher’s Church tucked into delicious turkey with all the trimmings, mince pies and Christmas pudding at Georgie’s Coffee & Wine Bar in Hinchley Wood. A wonderful time was had by all: the food was perfectly cooked and Maria’s staff were friendly and efficient. We will be returning to Georgie’s again for Christmas lunch in 2020, but we would
certainly recommend Georgie’s food whatever the occasion! Our thanks go to Maria and her staff, for giving our Church members such a special
Christmas lunch!

This year the Church Choir – with a few guests – sang at both Gibson Court and Royston Court, which we all enjoyed. Hopefully the residents enjoyed our singing enough to invite us back this year!

Our Christingle Cafe and Crib Services were enlivened by many of the younger Hinchley Wood residents. The Christingle Cafe is a great way of socialising while learning about the meaning of the Christingle orange and
raising money for the Children’s Society.

Our Carol Service was once more enriched by the talents of Jon Booth on the organ. The Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and the Christmas Morning services are always very special, reminding us of what Christmas is really all about!

Coffee & Chat

At our pre-Christmas Coffee & Chat event the cake table groaned with mince pies, Christmas cake and various seasonal goodies we could get our hands on! Nobody was in a particular hurry to leave!

Our Coffee & Chat event usually takes place on the 2nd Friday of each month, from 10:00-11:30am and is open to anyone and everyone who wishes to come along – we are very welcoming! Sadly, we are currently unable to hold this event but once things return to normal this event will be held again.

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