This Week – Families

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For 0-5 years and their families and carers

In church Fridays at 10.30am with refreshments. The Posada is starting: we will be sending off Mary, Joseph and the sheep around the parish. Angie will be getting us ready for Advent.

Junior Church at church

No Junior church this Sunday, as it is an All Age Service. Please do say a prayer and add a ribbon to the Junior Church Advent Prayer Tree, in the north aisle.

Junior Church at home

You can view/download the sheet for home use here.

Foodbank Christmas gifts

A huge big thank you for all the gifts. Foodbank was amazed at our generosity. These gifts will make a huge difference to all the children receiving them.

Socks appeal

Socks for HMP Wandsworth Socks are this year’s dream gift for the men at HMPW. Please send to Liz Bridge Quaker Chaplain-SOCKS, The Visitors Centre, Wandsworth Prison, Heathfield Road, London SW18 3HU.

Dates for your diary

Saturday 11 December at 10.30-12.30: Carols4All community carol singing,
Wednesday 15 December at 7.30pm: L’Arche Carol service
Sunday 19 December at 5pm: All Saints Carol service.
Friday 24 December at 4pm: Crib Service with Christingles. Booking required: please check the website the week before.

Advent fact

Advent calendars have become a staple tradition of Christmas, helping us to count down the days from the 1st to the 25th December. Since their invention, they have evolved from having little doors which concealed a picture or a bible verse and now include gifts such as alcohol, make-up or even cheese. The word ‘Advent’ is derived from the Latin word for ‘coming’. Advent calendars can be traced back to the 19th century when families would mark every day in December until Christmas Eve with a chalk line.

Thought for the week

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”
Romans 15:13

Keep in your prayers

We give thanks for the Foodbank Christmas gift appeal, bringing so much joy and hope to many children this Advent.

For the week

Please don’t forget to look at the resources for families on the website of Southwark diocese here.

Sign up for our weekly email for All Saints’ families here.